Dental Implants in Madison & Dane County WI
Dental implants offer confidence. You won’t be worried anymore about people starting at your teeth when eating, speaking, laughing and enjoying life. Dental implants are replacement teeth that look, feel and work like natural teeth. You can bite, chew, floss, brush and laugh with a dental implant just like you would with your natural teeth.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are small metal posts that are placed beneath your gums during what is typically routine oral surgery. After placement, the implants fuse to the bone of your jaw, acting as artificial tooth roots. Once this is accomplished, your implant dentist custom fits a crown over the top of these metal post “roots,” so that you have natural-looking, naturally functioning replacement teeth.
Why would I choose dental implants over bridges or dentures?
There are no other replacement teeth options proven to be as effective and durable as dental implants. In many cases, they may be the logical choice that allows you to eat, talk and live as you do with natural teeth. All three options are forms of oral surgery, but dental implants are stronger and more durable than bridges and dentures. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss.
Why would I need a dental implant?Dental implants are needed when tooth loss occurs due to tooth decay, root canal failure, periodontitis (gum disease), and trauma to the mouth, excessive wear and tear or if they were missing since childhood.
Some people choose to do nothing about the space left by a missing tooth. But that’s not recommended for your health or your quality of life. People who have missing teeth can feel self-conscious when smiling or talking. Also, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can impair eating habits, which can lead to secondary health problems like malnutrition. Dental implants provide a simple remedy with proven results.
Why choose First Choice Dental for dental implants?
If you’re looking for a dental implant expert in Madison or Dane County, WI, Dr. David Penwell has advanced training in dental implants, as well as the skills needed to provide you with a superior dental implant experience. While a general dentist may claim to "do implants", it's not as likely that he or she will have the training or experience to perform this oral surgery as well as someone with the proper specialized training.
When you come in for your free consultation, we’ll help you determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, or if another type of solution is a better fit for you.