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5760 Grande Market Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 997-1557
1414 N. Taylor Dr #230
Sheboygan, WI 53081
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The Perks of Dental Implants

Have you had enough of dentures that slip out of place at the worst possible moments? Would you love to eat whatever you crave without worrying about how you’re going to bite and chew? If so, it’s time to ditch the removable dentures and say hello to dental implants. Whether you’re missing several teeth or all of them, dental implants can help you achieve the stability, comfort and great smile you deserve. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Made of titanium, dental implants are tooth root replacements that are inserted into the jawbone after tooth loss. Once the bone adheres to the small rod and anchors it in place, a tooth restoration is affixed to the portion of the implant that protrudes above the gumline.

How Are Traditional Implants Placed?

Treatment with conventional dental implants can take months to complete. First, a dentist must place the implants in the jawbone, and then you must wait for three months or longer for the bone to fuse with the implants before a restorative dentist can attach a crown, bridge or denture. The procedure can take even longer if you’ve suffered extensive bone loss in the jaw, which will require bone grafting prior to implant placement. 

Is There a Faster Dental Implant Method?

There is a faster way to achieve a fully functional set of teeth, and you don’t even need to see an oral surgeon to obtain superior results. After a thorough planning session, your dentist can perform the All-on-4 or Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure, which uses titanium cylinders that are smaller than traditional implants, and a placement method that is ideal for patients who have significant bone loss. As the names imply, the surgical procedure takes about an hour and uses four implants in each dental arch to anchor a denture in place. 

How Are Dental Implants Superior to Dentures?

An implant-supported denture offers a level of stability that is unmatched by removable dentures. You will no longer need to use messy adhesives or think about your teeth at all while speaking or eating. In fact, you will likely forget that you’re wearing a denture because implants look and feel so natural. Your dental implants can also help you look younger. Missing teeth cause the lips and cheeks to collapse, and bone tissue at the site of a lost tooth deteriorates over time, causing jawbone shrinkage. Both of these contribute to an aged appearance. Fortunately, replacing the teeth with dental implants helps you achieve a fuller, more youthful-looking face, and the implants help stimulate the jawbone in the same manner as a real tooth root to prevent bone deterioration. 

Contact a Sheboygan and Appleton Implant Dentist Today

Ill-fitting dentures can prevent you from socializing, eating what you want and looking your best. To regain your quality of life, contact Northstar Dental Group in Appleton or Sheboygan to learn about your options for stable, natural-looking tooth replacements

 

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Patient Testimonials

 Dr. Pete and Staff (Especially Rhonda)

 I just wanted to thank you all for taking such good care of Corey.  You did such a good job of taking something potentially traumatic to a lad and making it not so terrible.  He actually said he can’t wait to come back to you guys.  You're always there when I need you and I really appreciate it.  Thank you!

 - Amy & Corey

 

Amy & Corey

"I was deathly afraid of the dentist and my teeth were horrible.  I was also very tired and unhealthy with infection in my gums.  After just one visit, my smile is much better and I feel way healthier and have more energy."  Dan C. Appleton WI.

Just a quick note to let you know that the "Silent Night" is the BEST $$$ I ever spent!! I sleep so much better and my husband doesn't wear his ear plugs any more! Thank you!
June V.

“Doctor Pete and his crew are the best! 15 years plus of awesome service and the best dental work money can buy. A very appreciative client and a good friend, forever!  You guys totally ROCK!     

 P. Johnson of Open Road Harley-Davidson.”