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How Dental Implants Work – Delafield, WI

Expectations for a Fully Restored Smile

An older woman wearing a white shirt and pointing to her smile after receiving dental implants in Delafield

If you are contemplating the idea of having dental implants replace your missing teeth, you’ll be pleased to learn that at Bionica Dental Wellness, we can perform the entire procedure from beginning to end right here in our Delafield office. Dr. Holinbeck is specially trained to restore smiles using bioceramic implants and will ensure your custom-made dental restoration looks and feels completely natural when placed. If you are in the early stages of your decision-making process, it is helpful to have a clear understanding of each stage of the implant process. Below you will find valuable information that details what you can expect with this type of procedure. Should you have additional questions or wish to schedule an appointment with us, contact our office today.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

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As a holistic dentist, Dr. Holinbeck will do more than assess your teeth, gums, and overall facial structure. She will also ensure you are in good health to undergo this restorative process, as it is necessary that you heal completely without any problems. Once she completes her initial visual examination, she will use a 3D Cone Beam Imaging system to capture high-resolution images of your oral and facial structures. This will allow her to create a more accurate and precise treatment plan for your dental implant placement.

Using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology, she will ensure each implant is placed correctly to ensure maximum support. These are known as guides and are used by dental professionals in practices throughout the country to make the dental implant process less invasive.

Dental Implant Surgery

A dental professional performs implant placement on a patient

When arriving for your surgery, Dr. Holinbeck will administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Once she feels you are fully relaxed, she will begin by making small incisions in your gums, exposing the jawbone for implant placement.

Carefully, she will insert each bioceramic post into the precise area of the bone before closing up the gum tissue and sending you home to heal. To quicken the recovery process and encourage faster healing, she may choose to use Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). This uses your own blood platelets to stimulate stem cells and encourage bone and tissue growth more rapidly as well as minimize the risk for potential infection. 

Dental Implant Osseointegration

A complete, bioceramic dental implant that includes the post and custom-made dental crown secured to the top

For the next 3-6 months, you will need to recover at home. It is during this time that osseointegration must occur successfully. This is when the implant fuses to the bone and surrounding tissues. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions to follow to ensure your recovery is swift and without complications.

Placement of Dental Implant Restoration

An older woman with red hair and glasses eyeing her new smile in the mirror at the dentist’s office

The final phase of the dental implant process is to receive your custom-made restoration. Based on the specifications provided by Dr. Holinbeck regarding size, shape, and color, lab technicians will create a beautiful, natural-looking, metal-free restoration that will blend in with your smile. Whether it is a dental crown, fixed bridge, or denture, we will secure it into place and ensure everything looks and feels good before you leave.

You will be provided with some helpful tips to ensure your implants last as long as possible. From regular oral hygiene habits performed at home to how you should maintain regular dental checkups and cleanings with our office, you can expect to enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile for years to come.

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