At Green Bay Smiles, we are pleased to offer a variety of dental implant treatments to help our patients restore their smiles. Dental implants are surgically placed, and our dentist and team have the experience and training necessary to perform your procedure right here in our office. If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants in Green Bay, Wisconsin, we invite you to contact our office at 920-339-9013 and set up a consultation with Dr. Aaron Bushong or Dr. Beau Schneiss to discuss the surgical implant placement process.
A dental implant is a restoration that can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth. It is designed to replace both the crown and root of a missing tooth, ultimately providing a permanent and more durable restoration. A dental implant is composed of three main parts: the post, abutment, and restoration. The post is what is placed into the jaw bone and replaces the missing roots. The abutment is then placed on top of the post and attaches to the restoration to keep it firmly in place. In most cases, your restoration will be a crown, bridge, or denture.
Before beginning your implant procedure, our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If you have good oral health, you will most likely be a good candidate for dental implants. However, if your jaw bone is not dense enough in the planned treatment area, we may recommend that you receive a bone graft prior to your implant procedure. A bone graft will strengthen the bone in the implant treatment area so that your implant has a greater chance of being successfully placed.
To place your dental implant, our dentist will begin by opening the gum tissue over the opening where your natural tooth once sat. Opening the gum tissue will reveal the bone underneath where your implant will be placed. Next, our dentist will carefully drill a hole the size of the implant post and insert the post into the jaw bone. Once it is inserted, you will have a healing period of a few months to let the jaw bone bond with the implant post. After your healing period, your final restoration will be attached to your implant, and your treatment will be complete.
If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with a dental implant, we invite you to learn more about the process by contacting our practice today. We are here to help answer your questions and restore your smile.