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What to Do if You Damage the Crown of Your Dental Implant

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Dental implants are sturdy and meant to last decades or even a lifetime. We specialize in dental implants in our Milwaukee, WI dental practice and have experienced dentists to help you enjoy the benefits of this innovative treatment to replace missing teeth.

Dental crowns are typically made of porcelain, which closely mimics tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the most durable substance in the human body, but it is not indestructible. Just like your natural teeth, your dental crown can chip or break if you bite into something too hard or if you grind your teeth.

Here are some tips to keep your dental implant crown from damage:

Don’t Chew Ice or Hard Candy

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Cigarettes and Implants: 3 Reasons Why They Don’t Mix

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Most dentists agree that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Implants, which are secured into the jawbone, are designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. They are also cared for just as you would care for your natural teeth, with brushing and flossing.

Although they cannot develop cavities, it’s still important to visit your West Allis dentist regularly to ensure the dental implants are in good shape.

But what if you are a cigarette smoker? Are dental implants still a good idea? Let’s take a look at the facts about cigarettes and implants.

How Smoking Harms Dental Implants

There are three main ways that cigarettes negatively ...

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Caring For Your Dental Implant

Dental Implants in Milwaukee, WI

Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is one of the best choices you can make for maintaining optimum oral health. Dental implants at our Milwaukee, WI dental office offer longevity while naturally complementing your smile. 

What Is a Dental Implant?

Essentially comprised of three parts, a dental implant utilizes a biocompatible titanium post to restore your root and create a stable foundation for your new tooth, which is usually a porcelain crown that attaches to your implant with an abutment. These three components deliver a tooth that closely mimics your natural tooth and offers all the function you were used to, which means you'll be able to eat, chew, smile, ...

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Preparing for Your Dental Implant

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Congratulations on making the decision to get one or more dental implants at our Milwaukee, WI dental office!

Dental implants are a fantastic investment in the future of both the health and appearance of your smile, and you’ll be glad you made this choice.

Your Exam and Evaluation

Placing dental implants involves surgery. The implants are tiny screws that are placed in your jaw bone. As the bone heals, the screws integrate, becoming a permanent part of your bone structure.

This means that we need to confirm that the bone beneath your gums is thick enough and strong enough to support your implants. We do this during a comprehensive examination that includes digital ...

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Permanently Restore Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

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69% of adults have lost at least one tooth.
50 million Americans have lost all of their teeth.

These statistics may sound startling, but they’re true. Here’s another fact: if a missing tooth isn’t replaced, up to 20% of neighboring teeth will be lost in the next 4 to 8 years.

Dr. Roberto Monteagudo of WisconsinSmiles in West Allis offers a permanent solution to solve the problems caused by missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures. With dental implants, he restores incomplete smiles – and changes lives! The structure of an implant is copied straight from Nature, so you get a strong, secure, and stable solution for a smile designed to last a lifetime.

How do dental implants work?

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Tooth Replacement That’s Better than a Bridge

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One missing tooth can throw your entire oral harmony out of whack, so there’s no question that you should have the tooth replaced. But as with most dental treatment, you have options. Dr. Monteagudo offers traditional crown and bridgework, commonly called a bridge, or single tooth replacement with a dental implant. Don’t let dental prosthetics intimidate you. We’re talking about your health and your mouth, so you should know the facts.

Dental Bridge 

A dental bridge consists of a few replacement teeth connected together. In most cases, if you need a single tooth replaced, the bridge will feature two crowns with a solid replacement tooth between them. Why three teeth? The two end crowns fit ...

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Mini Implant Bridges: A Conservative Solution

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Do you have one or more missing teeth in a row? This problem can negatively impact oral function, as well as self-confidence. Traditionally, dentists replace the teeth with a fixed bridge. A bridge consists of prosthetic teeth in a row, attached to crowns on either end. The crowns are called abutment crowns, and they attach to healthy abutment teeth on either side of the space left by missing teeth. In some cases, the natural abutment teeth are not strong enough or healthy enough to retain a bridge long term. In other situations, patients don’t want to crown healthy teeth to hold a bridge in place. Dr. Monteagudo offers Mini Dental Implant bridges as an ...

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