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By Avenue Dental Group
May 12, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants, one of the tooth restoration options provided by your Menomonee Falls, WI, dentists, Dr. Eyad Bittar, Dr. Brian Stark, & Dr. Thomas Dudley of Avenue Dental Group, can help you replace your missing teeth. In addition to improving your smile, implants offer a few benefits you won't get with other restoration methods.

The ways dental implants can help your smile

Dental implants replace missing tooth roots, making it possible to create a brand new tooth that functions just like your natural teeth. Implants are tiny titanium posts placed in openings in your jawbone made during minor oral surgery. The posts gradually bond to your jawbone during the next three to six months.

Dental crowns attached to the tops of dental implants complete the restoration of your missing teeth. Crowns are made from dental impressions made in the Menomonee Falls, WI, dental office. These restorations recreate the tops of your teeth, enhance your appearance, and make chewing possible.

If you choose implants, you'll enjoy these benefits:

  • You'll be able to eat a variety of foods: Strong roots give you the biting power you need to eat hard, sticky, or tough foods. Your biting power can suffer if you opt for a restoration method that only replaces the tops of your missing teeth. Fortunately, loss of biting power isn't a problem with dental implants.
  • Your new teeth will feel completely natural: Because dental implants are attached to your jawbone just like your natural teeth, your new tooth won't feel artificial. You also won't have to worry that your restoration will slip and irritate your gums.
  • Your implant will last a long time: With proper care, you may never need to replace your implant. Caring for dental implants is easy and only requires daily brushing and flossing, in addition to regular checkups.
  • You can replace any number of missing teeth with dental implants: You can replace just one tooth with a dental implant and crown or fill the gaps in your smile with implant-supported dentures or bridges. Implant-supported dentures can sometimes be supported with as few as four dental implants per denture.
  • Your jawbone will remain strong: Did you know that your jawbone can shrink after tooth loss? The problem, called resorption, occurs when the bone no longer receives enough stimulation from tooth roots. Replacing lost roots with dental implants keeps the bone strong and healthy.

Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your dentists in Menomonee Falls, WI, Dr. Eyad Bittar, Dr. Brian Stark, & Dr. Thomas Dudley of Avenue Dental Group, at (262) 251-6555 to schedule your appointment.

Dental implants can restore your smile when there are gaps where teeth are missing. As one of the most secure and long term methods for replacing missing teeth, implants are a versatile treatment can be used with crowns, implant-supported overdentures, or bridgework when replacing teeth.

At Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, our skilled dentists, Dr. Brian Stark and Dr. Thomas Dudley, can help you restore your smile with dental implants—read on to learn how.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a long term and secure method for restoring your smile by replacing missing teeth and their roots. Dental implants are placed below the gum line directly in the jaw bone and function like a tooth root. They can hold several types of artificial teeth in place, including crowns, bridges, or implant-supported overdentures. A crown is placed over a dental implant when replacing one tooth at a time. Bridges and overdentures are used when replacing multiple teeth, in which case several dental implants are needed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The benefits of restoring your smile with dental implants are numerous. In addition to closing the gaps in your smile, dental implants are a long-lasting and secure tooth replacement option. Placing dental implants directly in bone makes them extremely secure because the implants and bone fuse together over the course of several months. Additionally, permanently fusing with bone means the dental implants can last indefinitely.

Dental implants are also beneficial because they can reduce or reverse some of the side effects associated with tooth loss, including changes in speech, facial sagging, and excess strain on the remaining natural teeth. Speech can be altered of the tongue slips into the gaps where there are no teeth when speaking. Facial sagging can occur when there are too few teeth to support the muscles of the face. Excess strain occurs as the remaining teeth compensate for missing ones. Restoring your smile with dental implants can resolve many of these problems.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Dental implants are an excellent way to securely restore your smile long term. To learn if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stark or Dr. Dudley, our knowledgeable dentists, by calling Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee at (262) 251-6555.

By Avenue Dental Group
March 25, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants can restore your smile when there are gaps where teeth are missing. As one of the most secure and long term methods for replacing missing teeth, implants are a versatile treatment can be used with crowns, implant-supported overdentures, or bridgework when replacing teeth.

At Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, our skilled dentists, Dr. Brian Stark and Dr. Thomas Dudley, can help you restore your smile with dental implants—read on to learn how.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a long term and secure method for restoring your smile by replacing missing teeth and their roots. Dental implants are placed below the gum line directly in the jaw bone and function like a tooth root. They can hold several types of artificial teeth in place, including crowns, bridges, or implant-supported overdentures. A crown is placed over a dental implant when replacing one tooth at a time. Bridges and overdentures are used when replacing multiple teeth, in which case several dental implants are needed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The benefits of restoring your smile with dental implants are numerous. In addition to closing the gaps in your smile, dental implants are a long-lasting and secure tooth replacement option. Placing dental implants directly in bone makes them extremely secure because the implants and bone fuse together over the course of several months. Additionally, permanently fusing with bone means the dental implants can last indefinitely.

Dental implants are also beneficial because they can reduce or reverse some of the side effects associated with tooth loss, including changes in speech, facial sagging, and excess strain on the remaining natural teeth. Speech can be altered of the tongue slips into the gaps where there are no teeth when speaking. Facial sagging can occur when there are too few teeth to support the muscles of the face. Excess strain occurs as the remaining teeth compensate for missing ones. Restoring your smile with dental implants can resolve many of these problems.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Dental implants are an excellent way to securely restore your smile long term. To learn if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stark or Dr. Dudley, our knowledgeable dentists, by calling Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee at (262) 251-6555.

By Avenue Dental Group
May 22, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

How Dental Implants Can Help Your Smile

If you're self-conscious about missing teeth or dentures, there’s an alternative that may be right for you: dental implants. Dental implants dental implantsare artificial replacements for tooth roots. Today, dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Led by dentists, Dr. Brian Stark, Dr. Thomas J. Dudley, & Dr. Malea M. Rogness, Avenue Dental Group (located in Menomonee Falls, WI) offers dental implants to their patients. Read on to find out how dental implants can help your smile.

1. Enhance Your Smile: Missing teeth can ruin an otherwise perfect smile. Dental implants from your dentist in Menomonee Falls, WI, can enhance the appearance of your smile. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With dental implants, you will enjoy the confidence of having a beautiful smile. Millions of people have been thrilled with the results they have enjoyed because of dental implants.

2. Improve Your Speech: Missing teeth can cause speech problems. If you have missing teeth, you may find yourself mumbling or slurring certain words. Ill-fitting dentures can also slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants will improve your clarity of speech. Securely placed dental implants allow you to enunciate clearly and confidently again.

3. Help You Chew Food: Many people take their teeth for granted — until something goes wrong. Our teeth help us crush, chew and break down food for proper digestion. The absence of one or more teeth can affect your ability to eat certain foods. Dental implants can improve your ability to chew food efficiently. With dental implants, you will be able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want!

4. Prevent Teeth Shifting: Missing teeth not only affects your appearance but also your oral health. Left unreplaced, missing teeth will cause the adjacent teeth to shift into the open spaces, putting them at risk for fractures and damage. When your teeth shift, your bite becomes misaligned, causing problems with your jaw joint. Dental implants can prevent your existing teeth from shifting out of place.

5. Prevent Jawbone Loss: Jawbone loss is a common consequence of tooth loss. When missing teeth are left unreplaced, the jawbone will begin to break down because it is no longer stimulated by your tooth roots. The bone is preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that prevents jawbone loss and stimulate bone growth.

Ready for a smile makeover? If you want an amazing smile, call your dentists at Avenue Dental Group at (262) 251-6555 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Menomonee Falls, WI. Dental implants can transform your look and your life! We want all of our patients to live their best possible life!

By Avenue Dental Group
January 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants   Dentures  
Implant-SupportedDenturesCouldBoostYourJawboneHealth

People have depended on dentures for generations—and they still do. That's because they work, both in restoring dental function and a smile marred by missing teeth.

But they have one major drawback related to bone health. That's because living bone has a life cycle: as older cells die, new ones form to take their place. The pressure generated when we chew stimulates this growth. But when this stimulus goes missing along with the teeth, the cell replacement rate slows and bone volume and density gradually diminishes.

Traditional dentures can't transmit this chewing pressure stimulus. And because they rest directly on the gum ridges, they can adversely affect the underlying bone and actually accelerate bone loss.

But implant technology potentially solves this bone loss problem with dentures by using implants rather than the gums to support them. It's a two-fold benefit: first, the implants relieve much of the irritation to the gums and bone caused by traditional dentures. Primarily, though, the implants themselves can slow or even stop continuing bone loss.

Most implants are made of titanium, not only because it's compatible with the body, but also because it has an affinity with bone. Over time bone cells grow on the titanium post imbedded in the jawbone. This process not only creates stability and durability, it can improve bone health.

In recent years dentists have incorporated implants with dentures to create two exciting treatment options. With one option, the dentist installs two or more implants in the jaw, to which a specially fitted removable denture can be attached. You would still have the ease of removing the denture for cleaning, while gaining greater stability and a reduced risk of bone loss.

The other option is a fixed denture (or bridge) attached permanently to implants. For this option, a patient's jawbone must be adequate and healthy enough to support at least four to six implants. A fixed denture is also often costlier and more complex than a removable denture, but it can feel more like real teeth. It also promotes better bone health too.

Although both options are more expensive than traditional dentures, they can pay dividends for long-term dental health. Implants could help you enjoy your new dentures and resulting smile for a long time to come.

If you would like more information on dental implant-supported restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Overdentures & Fixed Dentures.”