It seemed like every time our COO Lora’s mom, Janet Keller, visited DeWan Dental Wellness, she needed dental treatment. Once it was a broken tooth. Another time, an infection.
“I always had terrible teeth,” she said. “I’m lucky Lora married a dentist!”
When she lost a key molar nearly 15 years ago, she was sad, but resigned to wearing a partial denture. “I felt lucky to keep my teeth as long as I did,” she said.
When Mike suggested a dental implant to her, even dental anxiety did not keep her from pursuing the treatment to avoid a partial denture.
A dental implant is a small titanium pin or cylinder, which is surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. The dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth, providing an anchor for a new tooth or several teeth.
“I was so nervous for the implant surgery but it was a piece of cake,” she said. “Though I hope I don’t lose any more teeth, I’d have it done again in a minute!”
To learn more about dental implants, we invite you to download our free e-book, Before and After Dental Work, 5 Case Studies. Or feel free to call us or visit our east side Milwaukee dentists to hear about all the options to keep a natural bite.