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By Green Bay Family Dentistry
September 20, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants from your dentist in Green Bay, WI, can restore your smile.

Missing teeth can cause a lot of problems. Your chewing function will be affected, which can lead to digestive issues. Your self-confidence will be affected too, because you may become self-conscious when you have an incomplete smile.

The good news is, you can replace your missing teeth with an option that is very close to having your natural teeth. Dr. Adam Pasono of Green Bay Family Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care, including dental implants in Green Bay, WI, to preserve your smile.

Let’s talk about the top 5 reasons why you should choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth.

  1. They look just like natural teeth because dental implant crowns are made of materials that closely resemble natural tooth enamel.
  2. They will never move around because they are anchored in place by bone. They are a permanent addition to your smile that you never remove.
  3. They are easy to take care of because all you have to do is brush and floss them right along with your natural teeth.
  4. They help to maintain the bone in your jaw, which can help prevent facial sagging. More bone means a firmer jawline and a younger-looking face.
  5. They are extremely successful, having a success rate of over 95% according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. They are the most successful surgical implant.

Dental implants are versatile too. They allow you to replace one missing tooth with a single implant, several teeth with several implants, or an entire arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture. Dental implants make a new smile possible, no matter how many teeth you have lost.

To learn more about dental implants in Green Bay, WI, and how they can preserve your smile, call Dr. Pasono of Green Bay Family Dentistry at (920) 432-8492 now!

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
January 14, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are revolutionary tooth replacements that have dramatically improved patient outcomes in Green Bay, WI, and across the country. Placed by Dr. Adam Pasono at Green Bay Family Dentistry, implants provide unparalleled biting and chewing and improve the durability and size of the underlying bone. To maximize their success, you should know how to care for your new teeth. Here's how.

The enemies of dental implants

A dental implant occupies the empty socket where a natural tooth once resided. Through osseointegration, the jaw bone adheres to the screw-like titanium device, thus re-creating the connection and load-bearing ability of a real tooth. According to WebMD, dental implant surgeries are successful up 98 percent of the time; plus, the jaw usually retains the replacement tooth for life.

One warning...

Your implant success relies on your oral health and jaw bone structure as determined by Dr. Pasono at Green Bay Family Dentistry. After the surgery, much depends on how well you care for your new tooth at home and your compliance with in-office cleanings and check-ups, reports Dental Economics.

Caring for dental implants

Whether you have a single-tooth dental implant or wear implant-retained dentures, here are some basics for successful care:

  1. Don't smoke. Tobacco smoke disrupts the connection between your implant, the bone, and the soft tissue, too. Like a periodontal disease, peri-implantitis is a devastating infection encouraged by the toxins in cigarettes. So, see your doctor about a medically-supervised smoking cessation program.
  2. Brush twice daily, taking care around implant margins where plaque and tartar collect. Floss once a day, too, as your hygienist directs. She may advise special flossing tools, a gum stimulator, a WaterPik, and more to keep your implant sites clean and healthy.
  3. Avoid excessive stresses on your new teeth. If you grind your teeth, Dr. Pasono may recommend you wear a bite guard.
  4. Use an anti-plaque mouth rinse to reduce harmful oral bacteria.
  5. See your dentist twice a year for a check-up and hygienic dental cleaning.

Enjoy your renewed smile

Dental implants truly are amazing, and their care is simple. If you have any concerns about oral hygiene and dental implants, please contact Dr. Pasono and his team at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI. We'll be happy to help. Phone (920) 432-8492.

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
March 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants offer the newest way to replace missing teeth. Whether you've lost one tooth or all of them, your Green Bay, WI, dentist, Dr. Adam Pasano, can help you rebuild your smile with implants.

How you can improve your smile with dental implants

Dental implants may be an excellent restoration option for you if:

  • You're unhappy with the gaps in your smile.
  • You're having difficulty chewing or speaking clearly due to tooth loss.
  • You lost a tooth due to trauma, decay or another dental issue.
  • You want a long-term replacement option.
  • You've been looking for an alternative to removable dentures.

Implants replace your natural tooth roots and completely restore missing teeth, from the root at the bottom to the crown at the top. The implants themselves are tiny posts made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds to your jawbone. Bonding starts as soon as the posts are implanted in the bone and takes about three to six months.

Your new teeth wouldn't be much good if they only consisted of roots. Adding dental crowns to the top of the implants is the final step in the implants process. The crowns fill in the gaps in your smile and make it possible to chew. Once the crowns are connected to the implants, your new tooth is complete.

Implants help protect your oral health

Dental implants not only restore your appearance and your ability to chew easily, but also offer these advantages:

  • Excellent Biting Power: Strong roots are necessary for biting into tough or hard foods. Since your dental implants are securely attached to your mouth, you'll be able to eat these foods easily and won't experience a decline in your biting power.
  • A New Option for Denture Wearers: Implant-supported dentures can make wearing dentures more comfortable and improve your biting power. Each upper or lower denture can be attached to as few as four implants or may be connected to a metal framework.
  • No Changes to Your Other Teeth: The alignment of your teeth can change after tooth loss if other teeth begin to shift. Shifting can cause teeth to overlap, affecting your appearance and your bite.
  • Stronger Jawbone: Although you can't feel a thing, your tooth roots continually press against your jawbone and keep it strong. After tooth loss, the bone can begin to shrink due to loss of stimulation. If shrinking is severe, tooth loss and facial sagging can occur. Dental implants stimulate your jawbone the same way your natural roots did and prevent these tooth loss consequences.

Transform your smile with dental implants! Call your dentist in Green Bay, WI, Dr. Pasano, at (920) 432-8492 to schedule an appointment.

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
September 10, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Implants MouthThere are some unique benefits that only implants can offer a toothless smile.

Dental implants are pretty incredible. Not only can they replace one or more missing teeth but they do so by mimicking how a real tooth functions. In fact, implants are as close as you can get to the real thing. So if you are dealing with tooth loss and thought there wasn’t a restoration out there that could fully restore your smile, think again. From the office of our Green Bay, WI, dentist Dr. Adam Pasono, here are some of the wonderful benefits of getting dental implants.

They are Permanent

Dental implants are truly the only lifelong tooth replacement option out there. It’s made from titanium, which is a biocompatible metal that naturally fuses together with the jawbone. It’s this implant’s ability to naturally fuse together with the jawbone that allows the implant to stay in your mouth for the rest of your life with the proper care and hygiene.

They Function Like Real Teeth

We know that denture wearers aren’t always as satisfied with their new teeth because they don’t always stay in place when chewing or biting down. If you find yourself becoming frustrated by this then it might be time to ask our Green Bay, WI, general dentist if dental implants are right for you. Implant supported dentures won’t move or shift around, so you’ll enjoy restored speech and chewing.

They Promote a Healthier Smile

When you get a dental implant not long after losing a permanent tooth not only will you enjoy a fully functional smile again but having this prosthetic will prevent the other teeth from shifting into the gap and causing misalignments in your smile. The sooner you seek treatment for your tooth loss the better when it comes to preventing these complications.

They Preserve Your Jawbone

Another major complication of tooth loss is bone loss. This is why it’s so important that you replace your missing teeth as soon as possible. Of course, dentures and bridges won’t be able to prevent the jawbone from deteriorating over time, but dental implants can. How?

Well, dental implants function just like tooth roots, and since they fuse together with the jawbone and tissue to become one this also means that the jawbone is now getting the full stimulation that it needs from your dental implant to remain strong and healthy for life.

Green Bay Family Dentistry is ready to help you conquer your tooth loss and to get back the smile you deserve. If you are ready to find out how implants can help you then it’s time to call our Green Bay, WI, dental office today to schedule a consultation with us.

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
October 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

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Are you suffering from the loss of teeth? Do you want a beautiful smile? If the answer is yes, then you need to speak with your Green Bay, WI, dentist Dr. Adam Pasono about dental implants.

More About Dental Implants

Dental implants are made up of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace your missing tooth root. Dental implants help stabilize, strengthen and prevent weakening and shrinking of your jawbone. The next step involves sealing your gums and allowing 3 to 6 months for osseointegration, the process in which the titanium post fuses to the jawbone, to occur.

You will then need to come back to the dentist's office in Green Bay so that the dentist can re-open the area above the titanium post, insert a screw, place an abutment above the screw and secure a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

Advantages of dental implants

Having a great smile isn't the only advantage dental implants provide:

  • A dental implant can restore one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
  • They can restore bite and chewing function.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place, so they don't fall out.
  • The dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

Taking care of your dental implants

Like the rest of your teeth, make sure you brush your teeth and floss every day. You have to brush at least twice a day and, for at least two minutes each, and floss at least once before bedtime.

Also, a change in diet may benefit your dental health. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sugary foods to prevent accumulation of plaque is good preventative dentistry. Make sure you drink plenty of water too! Water will remove food debris and help avoid cavities.

If you have more questions about dental implants, call Dr. Adam Pasono in Green Bay, WI, at (920) 432-8492.