Are you always the last one at the table because it takes so long for you to chew your food properly? Do you decline lunch dates with your friends because your dentures fit so poorly that you are embarrassed to eat in public? Do you have to rush to the restroom right after a meal to clean the food from beneath your prosthesis? These are the complaints dentists hear every day from the more than 22 million denture wearers in the United States. With implant-supported dentures, Dr. Franzen can provide relief from all of the common problems associated with removable dentures.
Introduced to the United States in the mid-1980s, dental implants have changed the lives of millions of Americans who once suffered with conventional dentures. Today, the procedure is very predictable and simple. Titanium posts are placed into the jawbone in a gentle surgical procedure. This procedure is generally easier than a simple tooth extraction, and patients experience less post-operative discomfort. Many patients report they only needed extra-strength Tylenol or Advil to alleviate mild soreness the day of the surgery.
Once inserted, the titanium posts will need to heal for a period of 8 to 16 weeks. This healing period allows the bone to lock the implant tightly into place. In some cases, Dr. Franzen can create “immediate load” dentures, which can be placed the same day as the implant surgery. Dr. Franzen may design a “snap-fit” denture or a permanently fixed bridge, depending on your unique situation. You care for your implant-supported denture the same way you would a conventional denture – with simple brushing and regular dental checkups.
Many dentists today are qualified to provide dental implants for their patients. Prosthodontists are dentists who have had two to three years of additional advanced formal training in crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants. While you may not want your prosthodontist to perform a root canal procedure, you can be confident that he will perform your implant-supported denture or partial procedure with unsurpassed accuracy and efficiency.
Gone are the days of unstable dentures, continual sore spots, and the embarrassment of food impaction. With this simple procedure, Dr. Franzen can return your confidence, boost your self-esteem, and encourage healthy living.
To come experience our friendly and state-of-the-art care, call Milwaukee Dental Implants and reserve your consultation with Dr. Barry R. Franzen. We welcome patients from Milwaukee, West Allis, Waukesha, and Southeast Wisconsin to come enjoy the benefits of Dr. Franzen’s specialized dental practice.