Dental Implants from Start to Finish
No 3rd party specialist required.
Dr. Tanty is a dental surgeon, able to perform the entire procedure himself. No 3rd party dental surgeon or specialist is needed.
Tanty Family Dental provides the most advanced implants available - and the technology is always improving. The evolution of implant dentistry means implants are becoming more effective and affordable as time progresses. It should be noted that the number of appointments needed will depend on the details of your unique implant procedure. We will make sure to keep you fully informed on your recovery timeline so you’re able to plan accordingly.
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Dental implant installation procedure
Dental implant installation
Implants require a small titanium post to be installed in the jawbone. The post functions as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. As the jaw heals, bone regrows around the post before an artificial tooth is installed on top of it. As a result, implants usually require multiple visits. Once the jawbone and post are sturdy enough to support chewing, your dentist will make a model of your teeth to create a dental crown. Your new implant will be very sturdy and can last for decades or even be permanent. They function just like your real teeth!
Replacing a Single Missing Tooth
A dental implant is often the most durable, natural way to replace a single missing tooth. Wisconsin patients who have lost a tooth or had one extracted are more vulnerable to oral health risks like infection and heart disease. Replacing missing teeth not only restores your natural smile but mitigates these health risks.
Tooth implant vs removable partial denture
Patients missing one or several teeth have the option of replacing them with a removable partial denture. Although this is usually a more affordable option compared to implants, dentures require more daily maintenance and don’t offer the same health benefits. Natural teeth stimulate the jawbone, encouraging bone growth and distributing nutrients. The post of a dental implant mimics this activity, strengthening the jaw and improving oral health.
Costs of a single dental implant in Wisconsin
The average cost of a single dental implant is around $2,500 to $5,000. The true cost, however, will vary greatly for each unique situation. The cost of a dental implant depends on a number of factors like:
- Which tooth needs replacing
- The difficulty of accessing the tooth
- The overall health of the patient’s mouth & jawbone
- Whether a tooth must be extracted first
The most important things to keep in mind when considering dental implants are the quality of your care and the quality of your implant. Dr. Tanty is a dental surgeon, having earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry. At Tanty Family Dental, your care takes place right here in our dental clinic - no outside appointments are required.
Schedule an appointment to receive the best care in Waukesha County and quality implants that can last for decades.
Full Mouth Dental Implants Costs
Full mouth dental implants are the most natural-looking, long-lasting way to replace a full mouth of missing teeth. Once installed, dental implants will look and function just like real teeth. Caring for dental implants is just like caring for real teeth, involving daily brushing and flossing. Tanty Family Dental uses the latest dental technology to install implants precisely and comfortably right here in our Waukesha dental office.
Cost of full mouth implants in Wisconsin
The cost of dental implants depends on the location and number of missing teeth, and how difficult they are to access. Other factors like bone density and overall oral health can impact your experience. On average, dental implants will cost around $2,500 to $5,000 each. Replacing a full mouth of teeth can cost around $34,000 on average.
Dental Implant Daily Maintenance and Care
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. However, like natural teeth, they require proper care and maintenance to ensure they last a long time. Here are some tips for daily maintenance of dental implants:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. Use gentle circular motions to clean around the implant.
- Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and around the implant.
- Use mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.
- Avoid biting hard or sticky foods, as they can damage the implant.
- Avoid using tobacco products, as they can cause implant failure.
- Visit your dental implant specialist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your dental implants clean and healthy, and ensure they last for many years to come.
Pain-free implant installation
Tanty Family Dentistry uses the latest in dental technology to ensure the most comfortable implant installation possible. 3D X-Rays and intraoral cameras create a complete picture of a patient’s mouth, helping to avoid blood vessels and nerves in the jawbone during installation. The result is a faster recovery with significantly reduced pain. Many patients will only experience mild discomfort as the jaw heals around the post.
Full Mouth Implants vs Dentures
While dentures and dental implants both replace missing teeth, only dental implants mimic both the look and functionality of the real thing. Real teeth have roots that extend into the jawbone, stimulating the bone to encourage new growth and distribute nutrients. Implants simulate this activity, helping to prevent bone loss. Implants are also more comfortable than dentures after the recovery period and require less daily maintenance.
Dental Implant Payment Plans
Patients with or without insurance can get help paying for dental implant procedures using Care Credit with 6, 12, 18 or 24-month installments. Simply visit the website and apply for coverage. You'll be able to choose your payment plan and get affordable dental implants from the most caring staff in Waukesha County.
Contact our staff with dental implant questions, insurance-billing information, or to learn more about Tanty Family Dental and get the best comprehensive dental implant services in Waukesha, Big Bend, Genesee, Saylesville, Vernon and the surrounding communities.
Dental Implant FAQs
How long does it take to get dental implants installed?
Before you can have dental implants installed, your mouth and jaw must be in healthy shape. When teeth have been missing for a long time, the jaw bone can soften and become weak. If the jawbone has deteriorated too much, your dentist may recommend a bone graft. Healing from a bone graft can require months of recovery before an implant can be installed. Once your jaw is in good shape, your dentist will install a titanium post into your jawbone. Dr. Tanty is a dental surgeon, so you won't have to leave for a 3rd party specialist appointment. The jawbone must then grow around the implant, which can take around 4-6 months. After that, you're ready to have an abutment installed on top of your implant to prep for the installation of a crown. Your dentist will make an impression for your crown, which will be created right here in our office in as little as an hour. For patients with good dental health, the entire process can take as little as about six months.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care, the titanium post installed into your jawbone can last a lifetime. When dental implants need to be replaced, it is usually because of a damaged or unseated crown. The good news is you can expect your crown to last between 10 and 25 years, and replacing crowns is a simple procedure.
How much do dental implants cost in Wisconsin?
The cost of a dental implant depends on your overall oral health and which tooth needs to be replaced. Teeth that are more difficult to access generally cost more to replace with implants. While your true cost may vary, the average cost for a single dental implant is around $2,500 to $5,000. The cost of a full mouth of dental implants, installation can cost around $34,000. Schedule a phone consult or visit our Waukesha dental office to discuss the true cost of your care.
Are dental implants worth it?
Dental implants are the most permanent, natural looking and feeling solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants look and function just like natural teeth, and are much easier to care for than other solutions like dentures. Just brush and floss regularly, the same way you do with your natural teeth. In addition to the confidence boost you'll receive from restoring your smile, implants can also improve your oral health. Implant posts mimic the functionality of a tooth's root canal, stimulating the jaw bone to promote strong bones and distribute nutrients that keep your jaw healthy.
Can dental implants be removed?
Although dental implants are generally considered a permanent tooth replacement option, they are indeed possible to remove. In the rare occasion where a dental implant fails, it must be removed right away before it can cause more serious issues. The process typically involves cutting a small portion of bone, cleaning the area and possibly grafting bone to replace what has been removed. Alternatively, implants can usually be removed with an adapter that uses high levels of torque to displace the implant without requiring removal of bone.
Do dental implants hurt?
During the implant procedure, patients are put under local anesthesia, meaning there is no pain. The soreness comes later after the procedure has been completed and the anesthesia has a chance to wear off. This soreness is usually manageable with NSAID pain relievers such as ibuprofen.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Some insurance plans do cover some of the cost of dental implants. However, basic dental plans will usually not cover implants unless they are considered medically necessary. Implants can be covered by plans with cosmetic coverage, which will cover a portion of the procedure cost. Dental implant payment plans through Care Credit can ease the financial burden for patients with little or no coverage.