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Benefits of Dental Implants
Madison, WI

Dr. Alton and a team member discussing the benefits of dental implants at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, WIOverall quality of life is enhanced with replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth: With dental-implant-supported replacement teeth, the appearance of your smile is more natural and functions more like natural teeth. Dental implant solutions can give you comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. For patients missing a single tooth or perhaps two to three teeth in an area, dental implant solutions provide a natural appearance and allow you to function as normal.

Many patients will forget which tooth has been replaced by a dental implant. For patients who utilize dental implants to support multiple missing teeth, such as with a denture, dramatic enhancements to quality of life occur, as denture users are able to eat most types of food, eliminate messy adhesives, as well as have improved speech, comfort, and appearance. Dental-implant-supported replacements for dentures are often more easily maintained and provide confidence in social situations.

Dental implants preserve the structure and integrity of the jaws

Rendering of a dental implant in bottom teeth at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, WI
When teeth have been missing for a prolonged period of time, the jaw structure atrophies or shrinks in size, as would any muscle you have that has not been used. The presence of teeth or dental implants provides forces that stimulate the jaw to maintain its normal jaw structure. For patients who are missing all of their teeth and have dentures, jaw deterioration is accelerated by the pressure a denture places on the jaw structure. When teeth are replaced with dental implants, this supports the jaw structure and prevents it from deteriorating over time, as a natural tooth would.

Your smile is improved when replacement teeth look natural

When missing a tooth, particularly in the cosmetic zone (an area that people can see when you are talking or laughing), only dental implants provide a natural-appearing solution to missing teeth. The dental implant crowns emerge from the gumline as would a natural tooth, and this gives a natural appearance that allows the dental implant to blend in with your other teeth.

Dental implants have a long-term proven success rate compared to other alternative treatments

Rendering of a dental implant bridge at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, WI
When considering your options for replacing a single missing tooth, it is important to consider the long-term success rate of any option that you choose. Generally speaking, the two main options are a dental implant or a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a historical solution that reduces away natural tooth structure from the teeth adjacent to the empty space. These teeth are used as supports and anchors for the dental bridge which spans from one anchor tooth to the other. See the attached diagram. Unfortunately, while this is a simple solution for the replacement of a missing tooth, this process of removing the natural tooth structure and the difficulties associated with cleaning a bridge lend to a relatively low success rate.

Studies have shown that roughly 50% of bridges fail within 8-10 years after placement and that roughly 50% of the supporting teeth under a bridge need to be extracted within 12-14 years after the placement of a bridge, even if the tooth was healthy prior to having the bridge placed. Dental implants, on the other hand, do not involve damage or injury to the adjacent teeth. They are a free-standing solution to your missing tooth. Dental implants enjoy a very high success rate and in general enjoy a roughly 96% success rate after 10 years. Dental implants have been placed in the United States since the early 1980s and have been a mainstream solution for the replacement of missing teeth since the 1990s.

A patients smile before dental implants at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, WI
Missing teeth from birth, excessive gums resulting in a gummy smile and teeth appear square in shape.
A patients beautiful smile after getting dental implants at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, Wi
Dental implants used to replace missing teeth, esthetic crown lengthening to reduce gummy smile and reveal the teeth's natural proportion. Implant crowns and veneers by Dr. Jason Vandehaar, Total Care Dental

A patient with a failing dental bridge at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, WI
Failing dental bridge spanning across three teeth that was used to replace a missing front tooth. One of the anchor teeth became badly decayed.
A patient with a beautiful new smile with a dental implant bridge at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison, WI
Dental implants used to replace the two front teeth. Implant crowns and crowns on adjacent teeth by Dr. Mark Gustavson, Affiliated Dentists

The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields

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(608) 274-0770


2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53713

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