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Dental Implants
at Sandvick & Associates

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What are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants have emerged as a revolutionary solution to restore not only your teeth but also your confidence. They are not just replacements for missing teeth; they are artificial tooth roots made of titanium or zirconium that fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This fusion creates a durable foundation for the replacement teeth, mimicking the natural structure of teeth. 

Types of Dental Implants

Single Tooth Implant- one implant to replace one tooth. This is the most common implant procedure. Like Dr. Eslami says, “a single tooth solution to a single tooth issue.”
Multiple Teeth Implant- This procedure is generally used to replace multiple missing or extracted teeth. The surgeon will place multiple implants to support a dental bridge to replace the missing teeth.
Full-Mouth Implants- Your surgeon will likely perform an “all-on-4” procedure on your upper and lower arches. This procedure has gained popularity in recent years, as the implants can support full dentures, restoring the patient's confidence and the function of their teeth!

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A comfortable experience: Dr. Eslami is very experienced in gentle forms of sedation to make the procedure comfortable for the patient. He also employs state of the art techniques to speed the healing process and restore the mouth to full function and health.

Why are Dental Implants Pricey? 

Yes - Dental implants are a bit expensive. However, many patients look at them as a long-term investment. The customization, surgical precision, and specialization of dental implants factor into the price. Dental implants can last up to 30 years with adequate care. Talk about a great investment!

Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

While some dental insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost of dental implants, coverage can vary widely, and many plans may not cover implants at all. Give our office us a call at (414)962-4100 for any insurance and cost related questions. 

Dental implant surgery has a very high success rate when placed by an experienced professional. With upstanding oral hygiene, dental implants can even last an entire lifetime!

A Look Inside the Dental Implant Procedure in Glendale, WI

Consultation and Planning


We will never recommend any unnecessary treatment at Paul M Sandvick, DDS & Associates. We create a customized treatment plan with each of our patients and strive to inform them of all aspects of the procedure, aftercare process, and of course, cost. Before the implant procedure, we host a consultation appointment to answer any questions about the procedure, cost, or any other concerns our patients may have! At this time, your provider will take a 3D image of your mouth to plan the implant process meticulously.

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The Plan in Action!

  1. Preparation:

    • Damaged tooth removal is the initial step, ensuring patient comfort throughout.

    • Possible *sinus lift or *bone augmentation for optimal implant support.

  2. Implant Placement:

    • Utilization of advanced technology and techniques for precise placement.

    • Osseointegration process: The implant integrates with the jawbone, typically taking a few months.

    • Temporary solutions for missing teeth during the healing phase.

    • Emphasis on oral hygiene to prevent implant failure.

  3. Second Procedure:

    • Re-exposure of implant and placement of healing abutment.

    • Tissue formation around the abutment for accurate restoration impressions.

  4. Finalization:

    • Removal of healing abutment after two weeks.

    • The impression is taken for restoration fabrication, ensuring a seamless match with surrounding teeth.

    • Fit and comfort check before final restoration placement.

*Sinus Lift- Implants in some locations on the upper arch, especially the furthermost molars, can be difficult to place for a couple of reasons. The first reason is the lack of quantity or quality of healthy bone to support an implant. The other reason is the proximity to the sinus floor. If the latter is the case, your surgeon will perform a routine sinus lift to elevate your sinus floor, allowing space to place bone grafting material.


*Bone Augmentation- Also known as bone grafting, this technique is used when a patient does not have adequate healthy bone to support an implant. Surgeons, like Dr. Eslami, use grafting material to regenerate enough healthy bone to support osseointegration with a dental implant.

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After Dental Implant Placement

Post-Operative Care


Understanding the importance of following post-operative care instructions will ensure a smooth recovery. The most important aspect of the aftercare process is maintaining upstanding oral health. Dental implants function just as natural teeth do, meaning bad oral hygiene and habits like smoking or chewing hard foods can result in implant failure.


Long-Term Maintenance


Maintaining upstanding oral health long term is imperative to keeping a healthy and long-lasting dental implant. With excellent oral hygiene a dental implant should last a lifetime! Another way to maintain dental implants is regular checkups with your dentist. Hygienists can recommend ways to better take care of your implants as well as professionally clean them, while your dentist will check the integration of your implant periodically to ensure the best possible outcome for your oral health.

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