dental implants

Dental Implants

When you are missing teeth, the gaps in your smile can affect every aspect of your daily life and make eating and speaking more difficult.

At Czaplicki Family Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI, we offer every stage of dental implant treatment, the gold standard in tooth replacement.

So what makes dental implants such a great option?

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The Gold Standard in Tooth Replacement 

Enhanced Comfort

Dental implants are often used to anchor restorations like dentures, preventing them from slipping during meals or casual conversation. 

Lasting Benefits

While the crowns, bridges, and dentures attached to dental implants may need replacement over the years, a successful implant can last for the rest of your life. 

Improved Oral Health

Perhaps most importantly, implants can stop the jawbone atrophy that occurs after the loss of a tooth. In fact, implants are the only restorative dentistry treatment capable of providing this invaluable benefit.

Dental implants replace lost tooth roots and give your restorations extraordinary support.

Replacing Tooth Roots  Can Protect Your Jaw

The roots of your teeth play a crucial role in maintaining the stability of your jaw. After tooth loss, the jawbone begins to shrink, or atrophy. Left untreated, this issue can lead to further tooth loss and even affect the shape of your face. In fact, jawbone atrophy can actually make you look older than you are.

By replacing tooth roots with titanium posts, dental implant treatment can prevent further atrophy for improved jaw health. Some patients may still need a bone graft before Dr. Czaplicki can place dental implants to create a stable foundation for the posts.

We Can Perform Every  Aspect of Treatment in One Place

Unlike other practices which refer out the surgical procedure, Drs. Don and Cathleen Czaplicki provide both implant placement and restoration. As a result, you can take advantage of a streamlined treatment process with no need for referrals. You can completely avoid the inconvenience of planning out appointments with multiple doctors at multiple offices.

Whether you need to replace a single tooth with a crown or restore your entire smile with an implant-supported denture, we can meet your needs at our Milwaukee office.

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Illustration of jaw and dental implant

We Use Advanced Technology  for Precise Treatment Planning

At our Milwaukee practice, we use a range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging tools to plan your treatment with dental implants. All of our x-rays are performed digitally.

In addition, our ORTHOPHOS® SL 3D imaging system creates high-definition panoramas of your jaw, allowing us to identify the optimal positions for each implant. 

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What to Expect during Treatment

For most patients, replacing teeth with dental implants requires multiple visits to our office and can take several months to complete. Your dentist will carefully plan your treatment to provide the most successful results possible. 

It takes an average of three to six months for implant posts to fully fuse with the jawbone.

Treatment is broken down into several distinct phases...

It takes an average of three to six months for implant posts to fully fuse with the jawbone.


During your initial consultation, the dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and discuss your medical history with you. We will also take digital x-rays and scans to assess your jawbone, gums, sinuses, and any remaining teeth.

Preparatory Procedures

If you have oral health concerns, including insufficient bone tissue or periodontal disease, you may need to undergo preparatory procedures such as bone grafting before receiving implants. Depending on the treatment, it can take several months to heal before we can place your implants.

Implant Placement

During this surgery, your dentist will embed implant posts into the jawbone. The number of implants you need will depend on the size of the restoration you are receiving. We offer sedation to ensure you remain relaxed and comfortable.

Healing Period

It takes an average of three to six months for implant posts to fully fuse with the jawbone. We will monitor your progress during this time to ensure the site is healing properly.

Final Restoration

Once your implants have completely fused with the jaw, Dr. Czaplicki can attach abutments and shortly after, a custom restoration for a completely restored smile. 

Most Patients Return to Work  Two to Three Days after Surgery

While it will take three to six months for your implants to completely integrate, the initial healing process is much shorter. You may experience swelling, bleeding, or discomfort for the first 48 hours or so after implant surgery.

During this time, you should:

  • Avoid strenuous physical activity
  • Use ice packs to reduce swelling
  • Take all prescribed medications
  • Be careful when brushing

Dr. Czaplicki can give you more detailed recovery instructions before your procedure so you can prepare for the days afterward.

Understanding Dental Implants

An implant-supported restoration has three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant itself is a small titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root. The post then provides exceptional support for a crownbridge, or denture. By replacing the entire structure of the tooth, these restorations offer an unrivaled level of stability, comfort, and appearance. 

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Czaplicki Family Dentistry

Our mission at Czaplicki Family Dentistry is to provide every patient with exceptional dental care in a friendly and supportive environment. Drs. Don and Cathy Czaplicki are proud to be affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Associations
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our Milwaukee office online or call (414) 427-9090 today.

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