Article provided by: Pat Crawford DDS
Missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and confidence. You may be too self-conscious to smile or talk freely after losing your teeth. In addition, missing teeth may cause a person to develop poor eating habits because food becomes difficult to chew, leading to other health problems. Fortunately, our dental implant solutions in Kenosha WI, provide excellent restoration for missing teeth. Unlike dentures, the best Kenosha dental implants provide total tooth replacement and support full function. In addition, our dental implants help to prevent jaw problems, including bone loss. Pat Crawford, DDS, is one of the best Kenosha dental implants dentist offering a wide range of dental implant options depending on your needs.
Endosteal Dental Implants
This type of dental implant is usually placed directly on the jawbone. Endosteal dental implants are usually made of titanium and resemble small screws. They are the most common type of dental implants.
This type of dental implant is usually placed above the jawbone but under the gum. They are suitable for people who do not have adequate amounts of the natural jawbone and cannot or are unwilling to undergo a bone augmentation procedure to rebuild the jawbone.
In some cases, the jawbone may be unable to support dental implants. In such cases, Pat Crawford, DDS has a wide range of options for rebuilding the jawbone to provide an excellent foundation for dental implants, including bone augmentation, ridge expansion, and sinus lift.
Bone augmentation restores or regenerates the bone in your jaws to support dental implants. An excellent way to achieve bone augmentation is by using bone growth factors and additives.
A ridge expansion is usually performed on patients whose jaws are not wide enough for dental implant support. It usually involves adding bone graft materials to a small ridge or space created at the jaw’s top.
Sinus lift or augmentation aims to make the jawbone strong enough to support dental implants by adding bone below the sinus in areas with bone deterioration due to missing upper back teeth.
Other treatment options in addition to dental implants are available. Your needs and jawbone health determine the suitability of the alternative treatment options. These options include immediate load dental implants, all-on-4, and mini dental implants.
Immediate load dental implants, also known as teeth in a day and same-day implants, allow you to have a set of dental implants with your dental implant placement. This is an excellent option for people with enough natural bone and dental implants to support the new temporary tooth.
Mini dental implants, also known as narrow-diameter implants, are significantly smaller than conventional dental implants. As the name may suggest, mini dental implants are usually placed through a less invasive procedure. They are suitable for stabilizing the lower denture.
All-on-4 dental implants create a full arch on your jawline. This type of dental implant eliminates the need for bone grafting. A special diet is recommended for patients after an all-on-4 procedure, which should be followed until the gum tissues heal.
Please contact Pat Crawford, DDS, for the best dental implant packages. Book your appointment now: 262-694-5191.