Are Partial Dentures Right for You?

October 21, 2014

497239825A “partial” is a term most people use to refer to a partial denture. Dentures are custom-made prosthetic teeth, usually attached to a gum colored plastic plate. If you are missing more than one tooth but you have mostly healthy teeth, getting a custom-fitted partial to replace your missing teeth is a good solution. Partial dentures can be set up in multiple ways. It’s important to replace any missing teeth to prevent the shifting and misalignment of your other teeth and to maintain normal oral functions like eating and speaking clearly. If you need to replace your missing teeth, make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.

Types of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable. Removable partial dentures fit in the mouth with metal clasps that hook onto surrounding teeth and require daily maintenance. Fixed partials, also known as bridges, are partials that are anchored to surrounding healthy teeth by a dental bridge. Dental bridges require the surrounding teeth to be shaped and fitted with dental crowns (caps) to allow more room for the bridge and partial denture to fit comfortably in the mouth. Partial dentures can also be attached to a dental implant. Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that replace missing tooth roots and maintain the integrity of the jawbone. Partial dentures attached to dental implants are securely snapped onto the implant but can be easily removed.

Quality Partial Dentures in Brookfield, WI

Although dental implants offer the most benefits, individual medical factors may affect your eligibility to get dental implants. In some cases, removable partial dentures may be the best option. The choice should be made in a consultation with your dentist. Make an appointment with the gentle dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental currently serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

July 25, 2014

480753457When you have teeth missing from your smile, you may find it difficult to live the life you truly want to live. Having a smile that is not complete can be detrimental to the way you feel about yourself, as well as the way you interact with the people around you. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and if that is compromised in a negative way, the effects can be detrimental. Our smiles are what we use to show friendliness to others, communicate, and nourish ourselves, and not having a smile you are proud of can put all of that at risk. Thankfully, our doctors are able to give you the smile you have always wanted by offering dental implants at their Brookfield, WI dental office.

Many people may not know this, but if you have a smile that is not complete, it can put your mouth and your body at risk. When you have teeth missing from your smile, it puts you more at risk for gum disease, TMJ, bone loss, tooth loss, a misaligned bite, can cause the other teeth in your mouth to shift in order to make up for the extra space, and much more. It is very important to rectify the issue as soon as you can. Unlike dentures and partials, dental implants are a permanent solution to your smile woes, allowing you to feel secure at all times.

Drs. Brunner, Taibl,and Tack work closely with an oral surgeon who places your implants. It is important to first have a consultation, as we will have to evaluate the current state of your smile and determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. You will also be able to use that time to bring up any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, as we want you to feel as comfortable throughout the entire process as possible. Once the implants are placed, there will be a healing period where the implant will fuse with your jaw bone, generating new bone growth. The implant replaces the missing tooth root, allowing for your smile to be as healthy as possible. Once the healing time as passed, our doctors will restore your implant with a crown. The crown exactly resembles a tooth, allowing for your new smile to look as natural as possible. If you would like our doctors to help you restore your smile using dental implants, contact our office today!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

April 1, 2014

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shutterstock_151587851Having gaps in your smile can make it difficult for you to be confident in your smile. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and when you are not secure, it can leave a damaging effect. Though dentures and partials may have crossed your mind as solutions, you may want something more permanent to your smile woes. At Elmbrook Family Dental, we understand how you feel with wanting a full, beautiful smile, which is why we offer dental implants to our patients.

A dental implant is composed of a titanium screw and a crown. Once it is considered that you are a candidate, the screw will be embedded into your jaw, and will fuse with your natural bone over time. After the post, the tooth-resembling crown is placed on top, making your new smile look natural, beautiful, and vibrant.

Although we do not install the posts ourselves, we work closely with a trusted oral surgeon or periodontist who are more than capable of performing excellent dental surgery. Drs. Brunner, Taibl, or Tack will be able to attach the crown, perfecting your smile. Because dental implants resemble a tooth’s natural structure, you will not have to worry about special techniques you have to do, adhesives, or any other annoying routines. All you will need is wanting a change and our talented staff!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

Our Practice Can Improve Your Smile With Dental Implants

January 15, 2014

For millions of people who have reservations regarding their smile can prevent them from living the way they want to. Whether it’s the color of your teeth, the misalignment, or the obvious gaps, insecurities about your smile make you cautious to laugh with your friends, smile, or even tell someone hello. A lot of people, though, are less than confident in their smile because they have teeth missing. Though there are a couple ways to handle the issue, dental implants at Elmbrook Family Dental may be a great option!

A consultation with our very experienced doctors is the first step in dental implanting. There, they will be able to get a better look at your smile and speak with you about your long term goals. Once you are considered to be a candidate, the fun begins. A metal implant, looking nearly identical to a screw, is embedded into your jaw bone. This screw-like metal implant is able to give your new teeth security and stability. Then the abutment is added, which is essentially a support system for the metal implant as well as the crown to be placed on top. After that, the tooth-resembling crown is cemented to the abutment, completing your new look!

With a nearly perfect success rate, dental implants will give you back the security may have lost. It can even improve your speech and ability to eat. Another plus with getting dental implants is the fact they look very natural. Smoothly blending in with your natural teeth, implants are a sure way for you to look AS natural as possible. Contact our office to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, and celebrate the New Year with a new smile!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.