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Kenosha, WI 53142
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By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Whether you have lost one, two or an entire arch of teeth, dental implants present solutions uniquely suited to your oral needs. True Dental Implantsartificial teeth in every sense, implants from Dr. Todd Armstrong, your dentist in Kenosha, WI, will restore how you look, eat, speak and even feel about yourself. Why not learn all the benefits these state-of-the-art restorations offer you?

A gapped smile

There's no benefit to it. You feel self-conscious about it. Your remaining teeth weaken and drift. You cannot eat efficiently or even speak right anymore.

Plus, did you know that as soon as you lose even one tooth, your gum tissue and jaw bone shrink? It's true, and the deterioration is so extensive your facial features age, and your bite height changes.

The alternative

It's the dental implant. This titanium screw goes right into the jaw bone, replacing the tooth root you lost. After it fuses with the jaw bone over the course of many weeks to months, the implant accepts an extension post and porcelain crown.' In the case of multi-tooth extractions, two, four or six implants support the prosthetic suited to your appearance and oral health needs: fixed bridgework or a fixed overdenture. Dr. Armstrong will help you decide which option is best for you.

The benefits of dental implants

The biggest benefit is osseointegration. Through this amazing process, your jaw bone wraps around your implant, making it just as strong as a natural tooth root. As time goes on, the bond, and jaw bone density, improve even more, allowing your new tooth to function well.

The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness says implants can last for 40 or more years.

Additional benefits of dental implants include:

  • Ease of placement: a quick, one-visit surgery to insert the implant
  • Natural oral function and enhanced smile appearance
  • Simple oral hygiene requirements (brush and floss as usual and see Dr. Armstrong for check-ups and cleanings)

What's stopping you?

If you're sick of smile gaps, nuisance partial dentures or the embarrassment of a poor personal appearance, change your life through dental implants. Dr. Todd Armstrong and his dedicated team are happy to help. Call the office today for your personalized exam and consultation on state-of-the-art implants: (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
June 10, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

If you are dealing with tooth loss in Kenosha, WI, but don’t want to have a bridge or wear dentures, you might want to look into dental implants. A qualified dentist such as Dr. Todd A. Armstrong, can answer all your questions and help you find out more about dental implants.Dental Implants

The fact is, dental implants are one of the most common dental procedures done today. In fact, dental implants are considered the most durable and most natural of all tooth replacement procedures.

One of the first questions many people in Kenosha ask is, “what makes dental implants different?”

First, dental implants, like dental bridges, are permanent. That means they will be more stable and more natural feeling than dentures.

Unlike bridges, however, dental implants are actually placed into your natural jaw tissue rather than attached to any existing teeth. What that means is that dental implants are going to be more stable than a traditional dental bridge. Also, your Kenosha dentist is not going to have to file or grind any existing teeth to prepare them to anchor a dental bridge. Instead, the dentist is going to install your dental implant(s) directly into your jawbone. Instead of removing existing bone, gum, or tooth enamel tissues, the procedure is going to actually stimulate growth of your natural jawbone tissues; the bone will actually grow around the implant, anchoring it securely into the jaw. Once this is done, the dentist screws in a titanium post and permanently attaches a prosthetic tooth, known as a crown, onto the post.

The dental implant procedure will take longer than a traditional bridge – usually more than one visit over several months – but the result will be a very stable, natural, long lasting replacement for your real teeth. In fact, dental implants have a better than 98 percent success rate, according to the American Association of Endodontics.

If you are considering dental implants in Kenosha, you should contact Dr. Todd A. Armstrong. For more information call 262-694-7672.

By Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C.
June 09, 2015
Category: Dentist
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsWhen it comes to tooth replacement, you likely have several options, such as dental implants, dentures and bridges. Your Kenosha dentist Todd A. Armstrong, D.D.S., S.C. offers all three! Just because you have an option available doesn't mean that it is always the best option for you, however. Here are four reasons why you may need dental implants.

1. You Want to Look and Feel Your Best

Everyone one wants to look and feel their best, and yet this is nearly impossible to do when you have one or more missing or badly damaged teeth--no matter the reason. Dental implants from Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha look and feel completely natural so you can always smile with confidence, knowing you look and feel amazing.

2. You Don't Want to Give Up Your Favorite Foods

Not only can having one or more missing teeth prevent you from enjoying some of your favorite foods, but not all tooth replacement options solve the problem either. With dentures, you still have to be careful when eating sticky candies, popcorn, steak and nut butters. With dental implants, however, you can enjoy whatever you want whenever you want.

3. You Want a Permanent Tooth Replacement Solution

Dentures typically only last five to seven years. Bridges only last five to fifteen. Choose either of these options and you'll be back to visit your dentist in Kenosha before you know it. Don't settle for a temporary solution when a permanent one is needed. When taken care of properly, dental implants last a lifetime.

4. You Care About Keeping Your Jaw Healthy

Another disadvantage of dentures and bridges is that they can cause your jaw to become thin and weak over time. Not only will this lead to a poor dental fit, but it can also increase your risk for oral hygiene problems. Dentures screw into your jaw bone, however, keeping it nice and strong.

If you are embarrassed by your missing or badly damaged smile, don't visit your Kenosha dentist for a quick fix. Call Dr. Armstrong and find out if dental implants are right for you.