Dental Implants for Madison Patients
Restorative Dentistry Saves Smiles with Realistic Implants
Dental implants are the single most important advancement in dentistry, offering a modern day solution for missing teeth. Small cylindrical titanium fixtures replace missing tooth roots and provide a stable base for replacement teeth which feel, function, and look like naturally beautiful teeth. Dental implants are the most reliable tooth replacement option available, with over a 95% success rate backed by almost 50 years of practical clinical research. They are designed for a lifetime.
At Total Care Dental, your cosmetic and family dentists take extra care and ensure the best results for your Madison dental restoration treatments like dental implants.
Replacing Missing Teeth Protects Your Healthy Mouth
Losing a tooth or several teeth affects several aspects of your mouth, face, and teeth, not just the appearance of your smile. Every one of your teeth is surrounded by alveolar bone in the jaw. If you lose a tooth and do not replace it with an implant, this support bone will essentially degrade and melt away. This will lead to further oral health problems if left untreated. One way to prevent this is to have an implant take the lost tooth’s place as soon as possible
When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will begin to shift in order to fill the space. This causes bite problems and aesthetic issues. Other facial structures such as your jaw, jaw joints, muscles, and skin can also be affected by a lost tooth. This is why a caved-in appearance to the mouth appears when people who have lost teeth are not wearing dentures.
How Dental Implants Work
When your TCD dentist is replacing your tooth, they will first install a titanium implant directly to the jaw bone where the missing tooth was. There is a retaining screw in your implant which connects to an abutment connector. A crown is installed on top of the abutment connector, giving the appearance of a natural tooth and improving your smile.
If you have lost a tooth and time has passed causing the loss of the alveolar bone, there is still hope for implants. Though the alveolar bone is gone for good once it decays, a skilled Madison cosmetic dentist can recreate the bone through grafting, producing the support needed for an implant. This procedure cannot be completed in one appointment. Once the implant is placed, it needs time to heal before a crown can be installed. It generally takes a few months to complete the implant process, but the results are worth it.
Dental Implants are the only dental treatment which:
- Prevents soft tissue and bone loss
- Provides natural tooth hygiene
- Eliminates the need to reduce and compromise adjacent teeth
Read our dental implant FAQ to learn more about all the benefits of this replacement option.
Dental Implant Procedure Complications
Certain medical conditions can complicate the implant process. Conditions like diabetes or hepatitis may make it harder to successfully install the new implant. Dental implants may still be possible depending on overall patient health. For people with these conditions, alternative treatment options will be recommended by our Madison dentists.
Implants vs Dentures: Alternative Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
There are other options for replacing missing teeth. Full and partial dentures are mostly used to replace multiple teeth at a time and are removable. Dental bridges generally replace damaged teeth which have not yet fallen out, using the surrounding teeth to create a support system. Finally, our Four Life Changing Implants use only 4 implants to replace all of your teeth in a single dental appointment.
These traditional options are right for some patients, though in others there are problems with comfort, aesthetics, stability, and longevity, all of which can negatively impact your confidence, nutrition, and overall wellness. TCD dentists will walk you through all your choices to ensure you are getting the best benefits for your teeth. It is likely dental implants will be the best option for restoring your missing teeth.
Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, stabilize dentures, or even replace dentures completely. Please tour our Madison Dentistry Gallery and see why dental implants should be your preferred choice for modern day tooth replacement.
Affording Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants will vary from patient to patient. When you have missing teeth you want replaced, you shouldn’t have to worry about payment. Total Care Dental offers a multitude of financial dental plans to help all of our Madison patients afford the restorative dentistry they need. We accept cash or personal check, credit cards, CareCredit cards, Illumisure, and most major insurance plans. If you are uninsured, we offer a 5% discount when $300 is paid in full before treatment.
Learn about all the dental replacement options available at our Madison clinic.