As a prosthodontist, Dr. Franzen has extensive training in all facets of restorative dentistry, including repairing the teeth and replacing them when no other alternatives exist. Our state-of-the art dental office features tools and technologies that allow us to perform reconstructive dental work efficiently and accurately.
Dr. Franzen’s prosthodontic training emphasizes the importance of function and esthetics. While planning your single-tooth or full-mouth restoration, Dr. Franzen will ensure that you have a properly aligned bite for optimal comfort and lasting results. Whenever possible, we use all-porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays to maintain a natural-looking smile.
If you’re missing teeth, you should see a doctor who specializes in tooth replacement. Dr. Franzen has been on the forefront of denture and dental implant technology since completing his prosthodontic residency in 1985. Our leading-edge tooth replacement options, advanced methods, and far-reaching expertise will deliver the superior results that you deserve.
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.
Dental crowns and bridges allow us to make even the most compromised smile look like new again. With them, we can repair large cavities, fix broken teeth, strengthen weakened teeth, and even replace one or more missing teeth in a row. In any case, they are always custom-made to suit an individual patient.
Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as “partial crowns,” and we use them to repair teeth that are too damaged for a filling, but don’t require a full crown. An inlay restores the interior of a tooth while an onlay is used to repair the biting surface or “cusp.” They are usually made of dental porcelain so they blend seamlessly into the smile.
Fillings give us the ability to repair small cavities and slightly damaged teeth in just one easy visit, and now, thanks to tooth-colored fillings, we can do so without leaving a large gray mark on a tooth! They are made of a material called composite resin, which we can specially shade to match the natural color of a patient’s enamel. This makes the fillings practically invisible in the mouth. Tooth-colored fillings also bond better to the teeth compared to traditional amalgam fillings, meaning you get a repaired tooth that both looks great and can be trusted to last.
Whether you are missing just a few teeth or all of them, Dr. Franzen can help you reclaim your beautiful smile using a comfortable and natural-looking denture. He personally custom-designs every denture to fit a patient’s unique bite and create a smile they can be proud of. Our practice offers both partial and full dentures, plus we can also provide implant-retained dentures so patients can enjoy the most secure fit possible.
Years of natural wear and tear, dental decay, and neglect can quickly be turned around thanks to a full-mouth reconstruction from Dr. Franzen. No matter how many dental problems you might have, he can put together a customized plan using multiple procedures that will restore your oral health, appearance, and function all at the same time.
While removing a tooth is never our first choice, sometimes, it’s the best thing we can do to protect and preserve a patient’s oral and overall health. Should you ever need an extraction, Dr. Franzen will use his expert touch and a generous amount of local anesthesia to make sure you’re comfortable from beginning to end.