Single Tooth Implant Placement in Hudson WI
Dental implants have become today’s treatment of choice and standard of care for replacing a single tooth. Past options were limited to bridges or partial dentures which eventually needed replacement and required modifying adjacent teeth. A single dental implant does not compromise the health of nearby teeth, as other options might. An implant substitutes the root structure of a missing tooth. It helps to preserve bone, tissue, and surrounding teeth which otherwise will deteriorate. Dental implants look, feel and act like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a threaded titanium post (root form) placed into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. Titanium is the preferred metal because it is biocompatible and fuses well with living bone. Once appropriate healing and integration of the implant has taken place, the implant is restored with a natural looking crown by your dentist. Depending on the complexity, additional healing times and appointments may be necessary. Our office works closely with your dentist during the entire implant process.
While dental implants have no risk of developing cavities, they are still susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease. It is very important to keep the bone and tissue healthy around the implant by daily brushing and flossing. Along with good oral hygiene, visit your dental professional for regular cleanings and exams. With proper maintenance and home care, implants can last a lifetime.
The Periodontal Center
Patient Testimonial By Gregory K
I have been going to The Periodontal Center to have two dental implants placed to replace two missing teeth as a result of old age. I have been very pleased with what has taken place during this procedure. Dr. Paulson is polite and professional and explains everything you need to know so you understand it. His assistant, Hayley, is outstanding; she listens to and explains to you about the aftercare, answering any questions you may have. In fact, Dr. Paulson's staff has all been great, and I would recommend Dr. David Paulson to anyone who is dealing with dental problems and maybe looking for a periodontist.
- Gregory K