Our skilled dentist may recommend using a dental implant to completely replace your missing tooth. Implants restore both the root and the crown of your tooth, working to preserve your supporting bone structure, restore your smile, and give you back the ability to chew and speak with ease. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Carolyn Giannelli and learn how implants in La Crosse, Wisconsin, can improve your quality of life, please call Bluffside Smiles today at 608-788-6939.
Implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable.
A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. An implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.
Are missing teeth causing you to hide your smile? For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth in one or both of their dental arches, Dr. Carolyn Giannelli offers All-On-4® in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The All-On-4 system uses four implants to replace your entire dental arch, providing you with a stable, long-lasting and natural-looking restoration. If you are interested in learning more about replacing your teeth, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist by calling Bluffside Smiles at 608-788-6939.
All-On-4® is a revolutionary implant procedure that permanently replaces all of your teeth in the upper or lower dental arch, or both. This particular treatment option provides you with not only a natural-looking restoration but also a durable one that can last a lifetime! Traditional full-arch replacement procedures use between six and eight implants, whereas the All-On-4 system only uses four implants. Plus, traditional procedures typically only place few implants at a time, which means that your treatment can end up being as long as 18 months, during which you have to go about your life with an incomplete smile. At our practice, we believe that our patients should receive the care they need right away so they can enjoy the benefits of a healthy, complete smile.
The All-On-4 treatment stands out from traditional implant procedures and offers several benefits to our patients, including:
- Less invasive by using only four implants
- All implants are placed at once, so you only need one surgery
- Your dental restoration is attached to your implants at the time of surgery, so you do not have to leave our office without a complete smile
- Customized dentures and restorations for a natural-looking smile
- Less expensive than other treatments that require more implants
Many patients are good candidates for the All-On-4 treatment. During a consultation with our dentist, we will review your oral health and determine whether your mouth can support implants. If you have a few remaining teeth in a dental arch, our dentists may recommend that you have them removed prior to your implant procedure.
If you would like to schedule your consultation for All-On-4, we invite you to contact our practice today. We look forward to helping you regain your complete smile!