Dental Implants Janesville, WI
at Featherstone Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
With over 40,000 successful dental surgeries performed and over 12,000 dental implants janesville wi placed, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality care from the team of professionals at Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, 111 North Main Street, Janesville, WI. To schedule an evaluation to pursue a dental implant, or if you have any additional questions concerning the procedure or clinic policies, contact us at 608-208-1576.
Dental Implants in Janesville
The team at Featherstone are trained to appreciate the value of a smile. Your smile is foundational for your personality. It directly affects your self-confidence and self-esteem. This is noticeable in your personal activities, your social circles, and your professional encounters. In addition to negatively impacting the perceived appearance of your smile, the loss of a tooth will compromise your overall physical and oral health. Additional issues can develop such as a change in your bite, jaw joint pain, the loss of bone, and your teeth to shift or drift. The loss of a tooth can also affect your ability to bite, chew, and eat. Over time it will cause your face to sag, making you look older. Dental implants are a very safe and effective treatment option for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth, or if you are currently dissatisfied with your dentures. Dental implants provide both a natural feeling and natural looking correction to lost teeth and will deliver full functionality, preserving the health of your surrounding teeth, and reducing your risk of any of those additional oral health issues. Not only do dental implants look natural, but they deliver natural pressures through biting and chewing. They even provide natural temperature sensations between hot and cold.
What to Expect During the Dental Implant Process
Prior to starting the dental implant process, we will conduct an in-depth dental health history review to determine the possible reason why dental implants are necessary. This process will include an examination of your bite and for any indications of signs of periodontal disease, TMJ, loose teeth, bone loss, or oral cancer.
Once the underlying cause has been identified and it is decided that dental implants are the best solution for you, it will then be necessary to then take diagnostic exams (a CT scan and X-Rays) to determine the precise placement of the implant or if more than one is necessary. Once this is identified and the ideal locations are marked, the procedure will begin with the numbing of the soft tissue with the administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation. A small opening will be done surgically to give our dentist access to your jawbone. Then a small hole is drilled in the jawbone to insert a titanium post. Next, we wait. It may take several months for the post to fully fuse to the jawbone, or integrate, (osseointegration). Once that post has fused it will act like the root of a tooth delivering strength and durability. During this period, a temporary crown is placed to reduce any risk of developing an infection and allow you to continue to sport a healthy smile.
In a just a few situations two additional steps may be added. If you still need a tooth extraction or if it is determined with the x-rays that your jawbone needs a bone graft to accept the implant.
As soon as the jawbone has completely fused with the post an extension or abutment is added, which will be necessary for the permanent ceramic or porcelain crown. When in place, we will evaluate the overall fit and appearance of the permanent crown to ensure it matches your natural teeth and provides you with optimal functional support. Once determined that the implant meets these criteria, the dental implant process will be complete, and you can begin to enjoy your new, healthy smile.
Aftercare Following Dental Implants
after completing the surgical placement of your dental implant(s), it is essential to follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by your Featherstone periodontist to minimize any risk and enjoy a healthy and quicker recovery.
- To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time.
- To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
- Do not spit, rinse, or use a straw for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid disturbing the wound.
- Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours, after which you can resume gentle brushing. You can resume flossing your natural teeth after this period, but do not floss the dental implant. Moving forward, you should consider alternative flossing options for your dental implants, such as interdental brushes or oral irrigation.
- Eat soft foods for the first week or two and slowly reintroduce harder foods as the healing process progresses.
By exercising common sense and following these instructions and continuing to keep your teeth and gums clean, you will enjoy a fast healing process and can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of having the dental implants procedure will depend on several factors, such as whether or not dental sedation was necessary in addition to the local anesthetic, are there more than one implant, what type of implants are used, is any extraction or bone grafting necessary, how many visits might be required to complete the procedure, and your dental insurance plan. We do in fact provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.
If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we ask that you please bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We will provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information that is required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be forwarded to you.
Please note: the Janesville office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we will accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.
Care You Can Trust for Dental Implants Janesville
At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at 111 North Main Street, Janesville, WI, we are committed to providing you with the best comprehensive periodontal services to support your efforts in seeking good periodontal health by identifying periodontal issues early and then implementing correct and consistent oral health self-care. Although we offer a range of surgical treatment options for periodontal disease and the associated health and cosmetic impacts, our primary focus is to provide you conservative treatment, avoiding surgery whenever possible. Simply call 608-208-1576 today to have our staff research your dental implants janesville options.