If you’ve got a missing tooth — or even many missing teeth — you may consider a dental procedure to fill in the gaps and renew your look. Treatments like dental implants not only replace your missing tooth but helps you avoid other side effects of gaps in your smile. Find out more about dental implants and how they can benefit you with Dr. Tom Charapata, Dr. Christian Harteau, and Dr. Mike Golovin at The Dentists in South Shore at one of their two locations in Milwaukee, WI.
Parts of a Dental Implant
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants replace both the tooth and its root. Thanks to its design and quality materials, an implant is a permanent addition to your smile, lasting a lifetime with the proper care. Understanding how an implant works is easiest if you understand its different components:
- Fixture: The implant’s fixture is placed directly into the bone under your missing tooth to take the place of your missing root, holding the other parts of the implant firmly in place.
- Abutment: An abutment connects the implant’s fixture to its prosthetic.
- Prosthetic: The prosthetic is a porcelain tooth replacement which replaces your tooth above the gum line. The replacement tooth looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth.
Can a dental implant help my smile?
If you have one or several missing teeth, you may benefit from a dental implant to fill in your gaps. However, implants don’t only replace single teeth, they can also replace all of the teeth on an arch as part of an implant-supported denture. This restoration replaces all the teeth on an arch to restore your entire smile.
Dental Implants in Milwaukee, WI
Dental implants are a surefire way to renew your gapped smile, restore your look and the functionality of your teeth. Missing teeth can cause issues such as shifting teeth and bone atrophy, causing problems with chewing and eating. Repairing your smile helps eliminate these unfortunate side effects and ensure that you can eat, speak, and — most importantly — smile with confidence.
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Charapata, Dr. Harteau, and Dr. Golovin at The Dentists in South Shore at one of their two locations in Milwaukee, WI. Call (414) 877-0840 to schedule your appointment at the Howell Avenue location or (414) 483-1600 to schedule your appointment at the Layton Avenue location today!