Implant Dentistry Services in De Pere, WI
Are you one of over 178 million Americans who’s missing a tooth? If so, you're probably already aware of the issues that plague people who experience tooth loss. When you lose an adult tooth, you know the appearance of your smile declines and so does your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. What you might not be aware of is what is taking place beneath your gum line when you are missing a tooth.
With no natural tooth root stimulating the jaw bone, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, a process called resorption. Resorption in one part of your jawbone often spreads, leading to further tooth loss as the bone supporting your other teeth deteriorates. Multiple options are available to replace your missing teeth and restore the appearance of your smile. But only one tooth replacement option can stop the problem of bone loss and effectively help prevent other tooth loss-related health issues—dental implants.
If you want to restore the health and appearance of your smile, Dr. Yenchesky of Fox View Dental offers implant dentistry services to his patients in De Pere, WI, as well as surrounding areas such as Allouez, Ashwaubenon, and Howard, WI. Keep reading to learn more about our implant dentistry services.
What Are Implant Dentistry Services?
Implant dentistry services refer to the skills and tools used by your dentist to replace broken and missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are surgically placed tooth loss solutions, made of three parts.
- The titanium implant post, also called the ‘root’, is surgically implanted into your jaw. The post fuses to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, holding the implant in place.
- The abutment piece connects the restoration to the surgically implanted foundation post.
- The restoration is the tooth replacement. It’s usually a crown, but it can also be a bridge or even a denture for multi-tooth replacement. The end result is a more stunning, healthy smile.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry Services
Stability – Thanks to osseointegration, your implants won’t shift around or fall out of your mouth. This allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Natural Appearance – The restorations that complete your smile will be customized to look just like your natural teeth, boosting your self-esteem.
Strength – Wearing dentures can reduce your bite force up to 50 percent, but implants provide a bite force similar to your natural teeth. A stronger bite aids digestion, promotes nutritional absorption, and decreases your risk of choking and diabetes.
Prevents Irritation and Infection — Your implants seal the wounds left behind by missing teeth, helping to prevent gum inflammation and infection due to biting pressure meeting exposed tissue and food becoming trapped in the socket.
Prevents Resorption – Dental implant posts mimic the root of a natural tooth, allowing your jawbone to receive the stimulation it needs to prevent resorption and stay strong.
Supports Your Remaining Teeth – Your teeth support each other like books on a shelf. When one tooth is lost, the other teeth are more likely to shift out of place, specifically towards the space left by the missing tooth. This phenomenon is called mesial drift. With dental implants, that support is restored to your other teeth, preventing them from moving around.
Additionally, a combination of misalignment and loss of jawbone density causes your facial structure to change, often leading to sagging and premature wrinkles. Dental implants help preserve your facial structure, preventing you from looking older than you should.
Lasts A Lifetime – One of the main draws of dental implants is that while the restorations may need to be replaced every once in a while due to normal wear and tear, the implants themselves can last upwards of twenty years or even the rest of your life with proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams at Fox View Dental with your Wisconsin dentist.
The Dental Implant Process
Before you’re approved for dental implants, Dr. Yenchesky will have you attend an initial consultation. Your De Pere dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and ask you about your smile goals. The information he gathers will allow him to determine if dental implants are right for you
Designing Your Restorations
Once you and your dentist have decided to go forward with dental implants, we’ll take digital images of your teeth using the 3-D CBCT scanner on-site—the gold standard in implant dentistry digital diagnostic technology—which allows for more precise implant placement and a better long-term treatment outcome. The CBCT scanner will prevent the need for bad-tasting impressions and the images will be used to design your crown, bridge, or denture restoration.
We’ll prepare your mouth for your custom-made dental implants by applying an anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain. If you’re one of the many individuals who experience dental anxiety, we can also offer sedation dentistry to help you stay calm and make the procedure go by more quickly. Once we’re sure you’re numb and relaxed, Dr. Yenchesky will perform any necessary extractions and make small incisions into your gums where the implants will go.
Installing The Implants
The implant posts will be surgically inserted into your jawbone through these incisions. You’ll return to Fox View Dental after about six months, the average time it takes for the implant posts to fully integrate into your jaw.
Installing Your Restorations
Once your implants have fully merged to your jawbone, you’ll return to our De Pere office to have your restoration attached. Before installing your crown, bridge, or denture, Dr. Yenchesky will show you the new restoration to ensure it’s to your liking. If you approve, your De Pere dentist will connect your restoration to the post with the abutment piece. Once he’s certain your new implants are secure, you’ll be free to enjoy the benefits of your fully restored smile.
Why Choose Dr. Yenchesky For Implant Dentistry Services?
As one of Green Bay’s leading dental implant providers, Dr. Yenchesky has completed extensive professional training, including a rigorous 10-month Maxi-Course® through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and international coursework taught by other world leaders in the dental implant field. His continued education ensures his knowledge of implant dentistry services remains up-to-date and unparalleled.
Additionally, when you choose Fox View Dental for your dental implants, you won't just enjoy our friendly environment and the advanced skills and knowledge of Dr. Yenchesky; you'll also get to enjoy what's known as "continuity of care." Your dentist will surgically place your implants, monitor your healing, and install your restoration right here at our De Pere dental office. This should help give you confidence that every detail will be tracked and monitored so you have the best experience possible.
Choose Fox View Dental For Implant Dentistry Services
If you seek a lifelong, healthy solution for your missing teeth, we hope you'll call Fox View Dental’s De Pere, WI office by dialing (920) 336-4201 to learn more about dental implants and the long-term benefits they offer. You can also fill out our contact form and a friendly team member will get back to you shortly. We look forward to helping you look, feel, and smile your best.