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Caring For Your Dental Implant

December 22, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Roberto Monteagudo
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, and talk with ease again.

A dental implant is easy to care for as you'll be able to brush and floss your implant just like your other teeth. With excellent home care and regular dental checkups, your implant has the potential to last a lifetime.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Besides being esthetically pleasing, dental implants also protect the integrity of your oral health. When you're missing a root, your bone has nothing to support and it begins to deteriorate. When you're missing a tooth, your healthy teeth begin to shift, putting them at risk for fractures, chipping, and other damage, and also causing bite misalignment. By replacing both your root and your tooth, your bone is kept healthy and stimulated while your teeth remain properly aligned.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Implants do require that you have enough healthy bone structure to support them and that you're in overall good health. Dr. Monteagudo can determine whether implants are right for you with a thorough evaluation and x-rays. If dental implants are not in your future, Dr. Monteagudo is happy to discuss other options for tooth replacement that might work for you.

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