Dental Implants Milwaukee

patient being explained procedureWe are excited to offer precision care in implant dentistry in our state-of-the-art facilities at Oral Surgery Associates of Milwaukee, S.C. With over 45 years of experience and multiple CBCT 3-D scanners in-house, we are able to ensure detailed treatment plans and enhanced outcomes for every one of our patients.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted into the jaw and topped with a natural-looking prosthetic crown. Dental implants are able to bond with the jawbone, providing the most stable replacement method for missing teeth and one that can perform just as well! Dental implants allow patients to eat and chew any foods without restriction and, because they are fixed, they won’t slip out when you are talking, laughing and smiling.

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Missing Teeth and Jawbone Loss

The jawbone relies on regular stimulation by the chewing and biting actions of teeth to maintain its mass and general health. When an adult tooth is missing, the jawbone almost immediately begins to resorb (“break down”.) The loss of jawbone is a serious condition that leads to health, aesthetic and self-esteem problems. The only way to prevent jawbone loss is with a dental implant.

Dental Implants: The Procedure

First we will meet for a consultation and to collect health information and imaging. We will determine whether you need to have a bone grafting procedure prior to implant placement. If so, you will need to wait several months post bone grafting to have the implant placed. The implant surgery takes just 1-4 hours, during which time you will be totally comfortable and relaxed to your preferred state. After implant surgery, the site is left alone to heal for a few months, after which time a beautiful crown restoration is attached to the implant via an abutment (“connecting piece”.)

Dental Implants Benefits:

  • Long lasting (up to a lifetime!)
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Fixed – no slipping
  • Natural look
  • Preserve the jawbone

Dental Implants FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Do dental implants hurt?

The surgical site is kept totally numb during surgery and for many hours after. As the anesthesia starts to wear off, you may begin to have some discomfort, which is usually controlled adequately with over the counter pain medications.

How long does the process take?

The entire process takes between 1 and 18 months, depending on the position of the missing tooth, the need for bone grafting, and additional factors.

How much time will I need to take off of work?

Most patients take the remainder of the day off following surgery, but return to work the next day.

What if I am missing most (or all) of my teeth?

We have a great solution for patients that are missing an entire row of teeth: hybrid dentures (implant supported dentures.) Call us to find out more! Oak Creek Office Phone Number (414) 764-2880

If you have been suffering the embarrassments and inconveniences that dentures and bridges provide, there is a better way. Please call us today to find out about dental implants. Oak Creek Office Phone Number (414) 764-2880

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Oral Surgery Associates of Milwaukee, S.C.

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Patient Testimonial

I had used another provider earlier for implants. Insurance changes brought me here to Dr. Kortebein. What an awesome surgeon he is. I have had two implants by him, and they've both been as close to painless as possible. He is the best of the best, and I am so happy to have found him. I have used all three locations, for my convenience, and have found the staff at all three to be incredible. I won't use anyone else.

- David S

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Had an implant placed by Dr. Kimmel today. Entire staff was incredibly kind and helpful. Dr. Kimmel was warm, kind, professional, efficient and thoroughly explained everything he was doing. Would absolutely recommend!

- Kate H

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Dr. Kimmel is the best. Like, the very best. I called today because I am in a LOT of pain from a procedure yesterday. I wish the rest of his staff cared like he does, then maybe they would have returned my phone call this afternoon and maybe I wouldn’t have to go to the emergency room.

- Kurt F

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