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Dental Implants for Madison Patients

At Total Care Dental, our local dentists take extra care to ensure the best results when installing dental implants. If you have a missing or broken tooth, implants are the best option for a permanent replacement. Visit us for all your restorative dentistry needs.

Visit TCD for all your dentistry needs, from annual preventative checkups to cosmetic procedures.


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Restorative Dentistry Saves Smiles with Realistic Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best modern-day solution for missing teeth. Small, cylindrical titanium fixtures replace missing tooth roots and provide a stable base for replacement teeth that feel, function and look like natural teeth. Backed by 50+ years of practical clinical research, dental implants are the most reliable and long-lasting tooth replacement option, boasting a 95% success rate.

There are two types of ADA-approved dental implants:

1. Endosteal implants - These metal bases are surgically implanted directly into the jaw bone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery connects a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth or teeth is attached to the post.

2. Subperiosteal implants - These consist of a metal frame fitted into the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed in the jawbone. Posts attached to the frame protrude through the gums. Artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.

To receive implants, you need healthy gums and proper bone structure. They must be able to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Diligent oral hygiene and regular dental visits are crucial for the long-term success of dental implants.

Dental implants require regular oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups, similar to natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last for many years, and in some cases, they can even last a lifetime.

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Why is Replacing Missing Teeth Important? 

Replacing a loose or missing tooth is not just a cosmetic issue, it affects your overall oral health. Every tooth is surrounded by an alveolar bone in the jaw. If you lose a tooth and don’t have it replaced, the supporting bone will begin to degrade and melt away. The remaining teeth then begin to shift in order to fill the empty space. This causes issues with bite alignment and aesthetics. Other facial structures such as your jaw, joints, muscles and skin may be affected by a missing tooth.

Replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth as soon as possible. Have an implant take the lost tooth’s place. This may involve extracting a dying tooth to do it. 


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How Dental Implants Work 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how your TCD dentist will replace your tooth:

  • A titanium implant is installed directly to the jaw bone where the tooth is missing.
  • A retaining screw is installed in your implant to an abutment connector.
  • A crown is installed on top of the abutment connector, giving the appearance of a natural tooth.

If you have lost your 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. 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 that:

  • Prevents soft tissue and bone loss
  • Provides natural tooth hygiene
  • Eliminates the need to reduce and compromise adjacent teeth

Read our FAQ to learn more about all the benefits of dental implant replacement.

Complications with Dental Implants

Certain pre-existing medical conditions can complicate the implant process, but it depends on overall patient health. Conditions like diabetes or hepatitis may make it harder to successfully install the new implant. For people with these conditions, alternative treatment options will be recommended.

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Implants vs Dentures: Alternative Treatment Options for Missing Teeth

There are other options for replacing missing teeth: 

  1. Full and partial dentures are used to replace multiple teeth at a time and are removable. 
  2. Dental bridges generally replace damaged teeth that have not yet fallen out, using the surrounding teeth to create a support system.
  3. All-on-4 implants can replace all of your teeth in a single dental appointment.

These traditional options are right for some patients, though every case is unique. A consultation will review possible problems with comfort, aesthetics, stability, and longevity. Replacement teeth should positively impact your confidence, nutrition, and overall wellness. TCD dentists will walk you through all your choices to ensure you are getting the best solution to restore your teeth, which will likely be dental implants.

Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, stabilize dentures or even replace dentures completely with Four Life Changing Implants. Please tour our Before & After Dentistry Gallery and see why dental implants should be your preferred choice for modern-day tooth replacement. Learn about all the dental replacement options available at our Madison clinic.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

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Madison's Affordable Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants will vary from patient to patient. When you have to replace missing teeth, you shouldn’t have to worry about payment. Total Care Dental offers a multitude of dental financial plans to help all Madison patients afford the restorative dentistry needed. We accept cash or personal check, credit cards, CareCredit cards, Illumisure and most major dental insurance plans. If you are uninsured, we offer a 5% discount when $300 is paid in full before treatment. Everyone deserves to have the benefits of a complete set of teeth.

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Contact our Madison dental clinic for complete oral health care at 608-274-1911 or request a dental appointment online! We serve clients out of Fitchburg, Middleton, Shorewood HillsVerona and the surrounding areas.

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Total Care Dental offers multi-level payment options for a variety of dental care services at our Madison, WI location. Enjoy routine checkups, cleanings, x-rays, periodontal preventative care and more without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies that don't value your time or health needs.

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Meet the TCD Madison Dentists

Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable professionals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, ensuring patients of all ages feel welcome. At TCD, we treat every patient like a member of our family.

Dr. Brett Clark

Dr. Brett Clark

Dentist & Owner

Little League Coach, Barefoot Water Skier, Exercise Junkie, Super-Dad!

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Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dentist & Owner

Eagle Scout, Badger Fan, Dog Lover, Lifeguard, Hater of Shredded Coconut!

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow

Dr. Tammy Kalsow


Positive, loving, nurturing spirit. 

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Dental Hygienist

Positive Spirit, Team Leader, Hockey Mom; "A family that flosses together stays together!"

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