Offering A Durable Solution For Missing Teeth

Offering A Durable Solution For Missing Teeth

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When you suffer from the loss of your teeth, this could lead to poor oral health and even issues with overall health. But we can help with the placement of one or more dental implants! Your Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Platteville, WI, are ready to help you, whether you have minor or severe tooth loss, with the placement of dental implants.

The Factors Behind Your Tooth Loss

Why do we lose natural teeth? The causes could vary, and the risks increase with age. For some, untreated cavities or dental infection could mean lost teeth or the need for extraction. Severe injury could knock teeth out, but the most common cause is periodontitis, the late stage of gum disease that is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. When you lose teeth, this complicates how you eat and speak, and can lead to misalignment and even an aged appearance, as the jawbone loses mass and density following tooth loss. But we can prevent these complications with the placement of one or more dental implants.

Planning Dental Implant Placement

We will first carefully examine your smile with digital imaging technology, so we can assess the strength of your jaw and make sure you can support dental implants. If not, we can strengthen the weakened portions of your jaw with grafting or a sinus lift. Our team then plans the placement in detail to ensure your new implant post can support new teeth and stay in place for decades, which also stimulates the growth of new structure to prevent an aged appearance and implant failure. Once in place, these posts bond with the jaw and act like new roots. We then attach an abutment and a custom crown to cover your new tooth.

Fixed Dentures

If you have a more severe case of tooth loss, then our team could discuss implant dentures, inserting multiple posts into each arch. We then attach abutments to the posts and connect a custom-made denture to them, so you obtain a full smile that looks natural and restores function to your smile, so you can eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence, while avoiding a prematurely aged appearance too. If you have any questions about how we plan and implement dental implant placement, or if you have tooth loss that needs attention, then please reach out to our team today to learn more.

Schedule a Dental Implant Placement with Our Offices in Dubuque and Clinton IA, and Platteville, WI!

Our team is ready to help you obtain a full and beautiful smile! To learn more about implant dentistry, contact our team at the Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by calling our Dubuque location at (563) 557-1440, Clinton at (563) 259-4349and Platteville at (608) 348-8955.