Dental Implants in Shorewood, WI

How can I replace my missing teeth?

 If you’re missing one, or several, teeth, and are looking for a low-maintenance, long-lasting solution, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Able to restore the look and function of your smile and bite, dental implants can enhance your overall appearance and oral health. Dental implants are made with durable materials that can last a lifetime with the proper care, and are custom-crafted to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile.

Did you know…

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Unlike natural teeth, dental implants aren’t at risk for tooth decay.

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How it works: The dental implant placement and restoration process

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The Initial Consultation

First, you’ll visit our office to meet with your dentist for a consultation. After a comprehensive exam of your mouth, along with x-rays, your doctor can assess your oral health needs and jaw bone density to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. Your dentist will discuss their findings with you, and together, you’ll decide if dental implants are the best choice to restore your grin, or if your smile is in need of another restorative option.

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Your Oral Surgery Treatment

When your treatment is approved, you and your dentist will schedule an oral surgery appointment, and they will provide you with a detailed treatment plan. To begin the procedure, your dentist will create a small incision in the gum line, and place a dental implant into your jaw bone. The implant is a screw-shaped titanium post that bonds directly with your natural bone. Your dentist will then clean, disinfect, and close the incision so the healing process can begin.

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Healing & Osseointegration

After the implants have been placed, your gums will begin the healing process right away. To heal completely from the initial surgery, it takes most patients less than 2 weeks. However, it takes between 3-6 months for the implant itself to permanently bond with the jaw bone, in a process known as “osseointegration.”

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Creating the Restoration

You’ll visit our office several times throughout the healing process to ensure the implant is bonding successfully with your jaw. During the examination, your dentist will take impressions of your bite, which will be sent to our trusted dental lab, where they will craft the custom dental prosthetic that will be affixed to your dental implant.

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Applying the Restoration

Once we have received your completed dental prosthetic, and your implant has finished bonding with your jaw, you’ll return for your final visit. During this visit, your dentist will finish up the procedure by attaching the restoration to your dental implant, permanently securing it with dental cement or another adhesive.

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Maintenance & Aftercare

One of the best parts about dental implants is that they don’t require any special care outside of good oral hygiene practices. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and schedule visits to your dentist every six months for routine cleanings and exams. With the right oral health habits, your dental implant can last a lifetime.

Dental Implant Options

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Single Tooth Implants

Single tooth implants consist of two primary parts, and are the most-common type of dental implant. The implant itself is a titanium “post” that is shaped like a screw. A dental crown can be made from a variety of materials and is a tooth-shaped “cap” that attaches to the implant post to complete the restoration.

Single tooth implants are embedded directly into the jaw, where the titanium bonds permanently with the bone. While the site heals, a dental crown is crafted, and is eventually affixed to the implant post via an “abutment.” Crowns mirror the look and function of a natural tooth to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Made from durable materials, dental crowns can last for decades, while dental implants can last a lifetime. And unlike a partial denture, a single-tooth implant will never move around or shift in your mouth.

Full-Arch Implants

Dental inlays and onlays can improve both the look and function of your smile. Dental inlays are used to restore part of a damaged tooth that is too large for a dental filling, but not large enough to require a crown. Dental onlays are similar, though they are used to restore the chewing surface of a tooth. They can be made from gold, porcelain, composite resin, or another tooth-colored material.


When it comes to dental implants, restorations play a crucial role in ensuring a natural-looking and fully functional smile. Restorations refer to the custom-made prosthetic teeth that are attached to the implants, effectively replacing missing or damaged teeth.

The process of creating restorations begins with an in-depth examination of your mouth and a comprehensive treatment plan. This allows your dentist to determine the optimal position and angle for the implants, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit for the restorations.

Restorations can be tailored to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, providing a seamless integration with your natural smile. The materials used for these restorations are durable and designed to withstand the daily rigors of chewing and speaking, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and speak with confidence.


Proper maintenance is essential to maximize the lifespan and functionality of dental implants. Fortunately, caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth, making it relatively easy to incorporate into your oral hygiene routine.

Regular brushing and flossing are vital for maintaining the health of your implants. Using a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste, gently clean around the restoration and implant, paying attention to all surfaces. Flossing should be done carefully, ensuring that the floss reaches below the gum line to remove any trapped food particles or plaque.

In addition to maintaining good oral hygiene practices at home, regular dental check-ups are crucial. Your dentist will assess the health of your implants, clean hard-to-reach areas, and address any concerns you may have. These routine visits allow for early detection of any potential issues, preventing complications and ensuring the longevity of your dental implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Restored Chewing and Speaking Abilities

One of the key benefits of dental implants is the restoration of chewing and speaking abilities. Unlike traditional dentures, implants provide a stable and secure foundation for prosthetic teeth, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort or fear of slippage. With dental implants, you can speak naturally and confidently, knowing that your teeth are firmly in place.

Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal

Another significant advantage of dental implants is the enhancement of your smile's aesthetic appeal. Implants provide a natural-looking and seamless solution to missing teeth, improving your facial appearance and boosting your self-confidence. The restorations are carefully crafted to blend harmoniously with your existing teeth, resulting in a beautiful and radiant smile.

Long-term Oral Health

Dental implants not only restore missing teeth but also promote long-term oral health. By replacing the root structure of the missing tooth, implants help stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants do not rely on adjacent teeth for support, preserving their integrity. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective and durable solution.

Did you know…

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For many patients, dental implants can last a lifetime.

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Have questions about implant dentistry? Find answers here.

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How are dental implants made?

Dental implants consist of two main parts, the implant itself, and the restorative component. The implant is the screw-shaped titanium “post” that is placed directly into the jaw bone. The restoration is most often a custom-crafted prosthetic like a dental crown, and an abutment, which links the restoration and the implant together. Implant posts, on the other hand, come in various pre-made sizes, ensuring every patient gets an implant that fits their grin. 

After your dental implant has been placed, your dentist will create impressions of your teeth and gums, using either putty or digital scans, and send them to a dental lab, where they will create a dental implant restoration that is made to last. Most restorations are crafted out of porcelain or a durable, natural-looking composite material. Once we receive your restoration, you’ll return to our office where your dentist will secure your dental prosthetic to your implant, completing the restoration.

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How long do dental implants last?

When dental implants are placed properly, and kept up with good oral hygiene habits, they can last for decades. In fact, it’s common for patients to keep their implants for the rest of their lives. 

On the other hand, although restorations like dental crowns and bridges are made from durable materials, the regular wear they endure from chewing and biting means that they will  likely need to be replaced at some point to ensure your continued oral health.

Can dental implants get infected?

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Although rare, it is possible for dental implants to become infected. A condition known as “peri-implantitis,” an infected dental implant is most often a result of the implant not being cleaned or cared for correctly following oral surgery. 

The best way to avoid the risk of peri-implantitis is to carefully follow your dentist’s instructions for recovery, and to keep up with good oral hygiene habits, like regular brushing and flossing, once your dental implant has healed.

Will dental implants stop bone loss?

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Yes, and they’re the only dental restoration that does so. Bone loss, also known as bone resorption, occurs after losing a tooth, when your jaw stops being stimulated by the natural forces that come from chewing and biting, causing your jaw bone to weaken.

When a dental implant bonds directly with the jaw bone, it acts as an artificial root in that it effectively transmits the pressure of chewing and biting into your jaw bone, providing stimulation to keep your bone from losing density.

Can dental implants be done in one day?

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For some cases, there are several types of dental implants that can be completed in just one appointment. However, the restoration will be a temporary prosthetic to keep your bite functional and to protect the implant site until you’ve finished healing from the placement surgery. The temporary restoration ensures that you will be able to eat and speak normally during the healing process. 

Healing usually lasts between 3-6 months, and during this time your dentist will schedule a series of follow-up visits. They will monitor your healing progress and take impressions of your teeth and gums, which will be sent to our dental lab. The lab will use these images to custom-craft your permanent restoration, a more durable, natural-looking prosthetic than your temporary one.

Did you know…

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Titanium is durable, light, and biocompatible.

Ready to restore your smile?

Call (414) 212-8291 to schedule today!

$120 New Patient Special

If you’re ready to get started at Acacia Dental Care, we make it easy. Schedule today, and you’ll pay just $120 for our new patient special. There are no hidden fees or additional costs to worry about. Your new patient appointment includes:

  • Teeth cleaning
  • Oral exam
  • X-rays

*New patients only. Not valid with insurance. Not valid in cases of periodontal disease.

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