Dental Crowns & Implants for Greenfield Families
If you have a damaged, decayed, or missing tooth, the Greenfield dentistry team at the Advanced Dental Treatment Center can help you enjoy a better appearance and improved functionality with two great restorative services: porcelain crowns and dental implant supported tooth replacement. In addition to delivering flawless results that work perfectly, porcelain crowns and implant retained tooth replacements look and feel just like your natural tooth, leaving you with a picture-perfect smile. Call Advanced Dental Treatment Center today to reserve your next appointment. Our conveniently located dental office in Greenfield serves patients from Greendale, New Berlin, Brookfield, Franklin, Milwaukee, and all surrounding communities.
Porcelain crowns provide patients with an effective way of restoring a tooth compromised by decay or injury. Your crown will be custom-made to fit over remaining healthy tooth structure, restoring its appearance and functionality. Our team will design your crown to match your smile and create strong, natural-looking results. With proper care, you can look forward to enjoying your new crown for years to come. The dental crown restoration process is completed over two dental appointments. During your initial visit, we prepare the tooth, capture bite impressions, design your restoration, and place a temporary crown. A trusted dental lab will craft a flawless porcelain restoration, and when we receive the final product from our lab, you’ll return to exchange your temporary for a custom crafted, natural looking dental crown.
Traditional tooth replacement options only repaired the parts of teeth visible above the gum line. Dental implant tooth replacement uses one or more titanium implant posts to replace the lost tooth root and secure a new crown, bridge, partial, or full denture. Since their introduction to dentistry, they have quickly become the new standard for restorative care. With today’s advances in technology, our team can often place an implant and a temporary tooth in the same visit. Do you want to know if dental implants are right for you? Our team would be happy to explain your options during a tooth replacement consultation visit. Not every patient is a good candidate for this tooth replacement option. It requires relatively good oral and overall health, adequate gum tissue and jawbone to support the implant, and a dedication to investing the time and funding to complete the implant supported tooth replacement process. Keep reading to learn more about the dental implant placement and restoration process.
The Dental Implant Process
If we determine dental implant supported tooth replacement is the best choice to replace your lost teeth, the first phase of treatment is a minor surgical procedure. This oral surgery is very comfortable, and most patients are able to have a dental implant placed with only local anesthesia to numb the area. If patients need several implant posts experience tooth sensitivity, or have dental anxiety, we may also recommend more advanced sedation to keep them safe and comfortable. Once patients are relaxed, we will make a small incision in the gums. Your dental implant will be positioned into the jawbone. Then, a protective cap is placed over the top of the implant post. For three to six months, the implant post will fuse with the gum and jawbone to mimic the natural function of the tooth root. Once the implant post has fully fused with the jawbone, patients will return to our office where we’ll attach a replacement tooth or teeth.
Dental Implant Restorations
Once your implant has fully fused with the gum and jawbone, we can use versatile dental implant posts to provide support for your restoration. We will typically recommend the following implant supported tooth replacements:
- One missing tooth – A single implant post will be placed and used to support a dental crown. We will use flawless, natural looking porcelain to create your replacement crown and renew your smile.
- Two consecutive teeth – Two missing teeth in a row may often be replaced with a single implant post. By fusing two dental crowns together, we can attach them to the implant post below, restoring the smile. If the missing teeth are too large to be supported with a single implant, we will attach the restoration to two implant posts for support.
- Three or more consecutive teeth – Patients with three or more consecutive missing teeth will receive an implant supported fixed bridge. Two implant posts, one at each end, will be placed to support the row of fused together replacement teeth.
- Multiple consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth – If you’re missing numerous teeth along the arch, a partial denture can be created. Partials are formed using a gum colored base that is molded to fit between healthy dental structure and support replacement teeth. Traditional partial dentures attach to surrounding healthy teeth for support, and implant retained partials can typically be attached to between two and four implants.
- A complete row of missing teeth – A full denture is crafted using a gum colored base to support an arch of replacement teeth. Traditionally, natural suction is used to hold the denture firmly in position. Four to six dental implants are typically effective to support the entire arch of replacement teeth.