Dental Implants Dentist Milwaukee

Dental Implants
Dental Implants Procedure, Options, Details & Costs

Dr. Catherine Eserkaln has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.

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Dr. Eserkaln analyzing a 3D image of teeth with a happy patient who is considering dental implants.

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Dr. Eserkaln offers the highest level of dental health care for her patients.
Be relaxed and comfortable throughout your dental implant procedure.

Plus she offers a wide range of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, implants for dentures, hybrid implants, snap-in dentures and full mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Eserkaln is at the forefront of dental implant technology offering 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision guided dental implant planning and the use of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) to speed healing.

Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Eserkaln has averaged 100 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of Wisconsin are 30 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!

Dr. Eserkaln takes great pride in practicing implant dentistry.

Find more information about dental implants below including costs of dental implants and more.

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Dr. Catherine Eserkaln, with a high-tech office located in Milwaukee, has been serving dental implant patients from Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin since 2014.

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Dr. Catherine Eserkaln demonstrating some of her technology for planning precise dental implant placement.

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First steps to your dental implants with Dr. Eserkaln:

1. Conduct your no cost consultation

2. Schedule your examination
A deposit is due when scheduling examination to reserve appointment.

3. Perform your comprehensive exam
3D CT scan (and any other x-rays as necessary) and complete review of mouth (teeth, gums, jaw bone, bite, etc).

4. Review our findings and discuss your options

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Graphic illustration shows dental implant components including a titanium screw, an abutment and a crown.

Dental Implants Costs Price List

Dental implants prices are exclusive of any insurance plans, which may alter cost.

2 implants, and abutments for an existing lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
$4100
2 implants, abutments, and new lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
$5100
3 implants, abutments for an existing lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
$5300
3 implants, abutments, and new lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
$6300
4-6 implants and abutments for an existing upper or lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
$7800
4-6 implants, abutments, and a new upper or lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
$8800

Cost Of Additional Procedures (If Needed)

Simple Bone Graft$150-450
Complex Bone Graft$450-850
CT ( 3D Cone Beam) Scan$100-200
Extractions$120-300
When extractions are needed a secondary denture could be necessary after the
healing process
$800

Are dental implants worth it?

Having a bright, healthy smile is the dream of many. Scientists have proven that it makes people more attractive and significantly influences social life. So when patients with tooth loss come to our office, we understand how self-conscious and uncomfortable they might be feeling. At MKE Dentures, our main objective is to give each particular patient the best possible solution to this issue.

Our team firmly believes that dental implants are the best treatment option for single or multiple teeth loss. There are other more economical alternatives, like dental bridges and dentures, but none offer the same comfortable and aesthetical results. So those who can afford them shouldn’t hesitate to choose dental implants to restore their smile.

Pat shares her experience getting dental implants:

Video 01:45 |”All of a sudden I got this implant and my mouth was solid. That to me, was the most amazing thing!”

Dental implants are the best solution for tooth loss.

Dental implants are the most recommended treatment for single or multiple teeth loss. They have many advantages over other treatment alternatives, so before considering other choices, patients should know that dental implants:

maintain surrounding bone tissue, minimizing the risk of losing adjacent teeth.
maintain jaw structure, preventing the alteration of soft tissues and facial aesthetics of the lower facial third.
have outstanding aesthetic results when restored with porcelain crowns or bridges.
can last forever. In less than a year, they are firmly osseointegrated into the bone.
are more comfortable than dentures and bridges. Patients won’t worry about how hard or how sticky the food can be.

With proper care, dental implants are a life-long solution. They are the gold standard when it comes to teeth replacement, and they provide the most stable and durable results.

Dental Implants For Dentures
(Snap-In Dentures)

A great option to replace all of your teeth is an implant retained denture. Some may call this a “Snap-In Denture”.

Snap-In dentures are the best choice for patients with multiple teeth loss that cannot afford a full-mouth restoration with dental implants. These dentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, replace all teeth missing in a dental arch. They are similar to traditional dentures, but they have a significant advantage: implants provide incomparable retention. As a consequence, implant-retained dentures are much more comfortable and stable than traditional ones.

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Photo above shows a model of false teeth (denture) and 4 dental implants to retain and support the denture.

The implants are placed some months before fitting the denture. Once they are correctly integrated and the gum tissue is healed, the dentist screws little abutments into the implants. These abutments are then precisely reproduced in the denture’s acrylic. When the dentist fits the new denture, it stays exactly in the same place no matter what foods the patient might be eating.

Benefits of Snap-In Dentures

If you are thinking about getting a Snap-In denture, you would like to read about the many advantages they have:

comfort: with implant-supported dentures, patients won’t even notice they are wearing a complete denture. They will be able to talk, chew and drink without minimum discomfort.
easy to clean: implants firmly retain these dentures, but this doesn’t mean that they cannot be removed for cleaning. In fact, they should be removed at night like any other traditional denture. This allows patients to clean the denture, the gums, and the abutments with no problem, reducing the risk of peri-implantitis and periodontal disease.
low maintenance: patients only need to visit the office once a year to check that the denture fits correctly.
affordability: implant-retained dentures are less expensive than a full-arch restoration with dental implants and individual crowns or bridges.
See pricing for Snap-In Dentures above

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Dental Implants Last Forever?

When dental implants are properly cared for and regularly maintained, they can last the patient’s entire life. However, they are as vulnerable as any other teeth to the same bacteria that produces periodontal disease. If this happens, the implant’s surface might be compromised, affecting the integration between the implant and the bone. And ultimately, the success of the rehabilitation will be endangered. The only solution to this problem is not cheap, and it’s certainly time-consuming. Sometimes, in critical cases, it can require the replacement of the whole implant.

At MKE Dentures, we understand the importance of a well-maintained implant. That is why we ask patients to keep proper oral hygiene and visit the office at least every six months to ensure the perfect condition of their implants. If any abnormality is detected, we can take action and avoid further damage.

What is Bone Grafting?

This modern dental procedure allows the surgeon to place implants in areas with insufficient natural bone. Bone grafting is a modern technique that involves placing bone particles in a specific area, triggering a physiological bone formation process.

Traditionally, the bone was taken from the patient’s jaw or body. However, dentists have other alternatives nowadays, like using synthetic material or donor tissue from a bone bank. Over time, native bone gets to replace the grafting material. Within three to six months, the new tissue will be ready to support the implant.

What is a Sinus Lift?

Sinuses are air-filled cavities on either side of the nose, located above the back teeth of the upper jaw. When one of those teeth is lost, the bone tissue of that area undergoes normal resorption. The problem with that process is that sometimes the sinus floor also “sinks.” Consequently, the bone layer remaining between the oral cavity and sinus floor becomes too thin to hold a dental implant.

Aiming to gain some bone back, our dentist can perform a surgical procedure called “sinus lift.” It is a particular bone graft in which the dentist applies the bone grafting material on the sinus floor, triggering the bone formation in that area. Eventually, the new bone will have enough density and volume to support a dental implant properly.

Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?

Anyone with one or more missing teeth should be interested in knowing more about dental implants. However, not all of them are suitable candidates for this treatment.

Only patients with the correct quantity and quality of bone can have implants placed. Before even considering this alternative, patients need to visit the dental office to find out how much tissue they have left, especially those who have lost teeth a long time ago and those wearing dentures for many years.

X-rays and 3D studies will be needed to determine the amount of bone tissue left. Our team will analyze the images, and if there’s enough tissue, the patient will be ready for the treatment. If not, other therapies, such as bone grafting, will be considered, allowing the dentist to place implants shortly in the future.

What happens when a patient doesn’t get dental implants?

Patients who follow any other course of treatment will have positive esthetic and functional results for a while. However, over time the jaw will start to shrink.

Full and partial dentures can be helpful for some time, but no matter how perfect they are, they will need to be adapted to fit the shrinking jaw within years or sometimes months. In each adaptation, the prosthetic will become more and more difficult to reshape. Eventually, a new one will be required. On the other hand, it is an entirely different story with implants. When patients take good care of them, they can last forever.

Enjoy any food that you like!

With dental implants, patients have no reason to worry about what they eat. Dentures won’t fall out. Implant’s effective osseointegration allows patients to enjoy anything from sweet apples to sticky caramels!

Facial Appearance and Dental Implants

Most middle-aged Americans dread one of the first signs of aging: wrinkles. As they begin to appear, plenty of people immediately start thinking about plastic surgery, as it’s one of the most popular ways to deal with wrinkles. However, wrinkles are not only caused by the lack of collagen and elastin in the skin. Other factors like tooth loss and complete dentures should also be taken into consideration.

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Graphic showing jaw bone resorption that occurs after a period of time without teeth and how it changes the shape of the face.

Can implants help to maintain my youthful appearance?

Confidence and self-esteem can be deeply affected by multiple teeth loss. Nobody would feel comfortable showing black gaps when laughing. However, the esthetic problem is not only limited to the toothless smile.

When a tooth is lost, the dental resorption produced can dramatically alter the lower facial third. Over time, the space between the patient’s tip of the nose and chin tends to decrease. The soft tissues lack support, and the contour of the face sinks. This series of events makes the lips get thinner and wrinkled and causes the chin to stand out like a “witch chin.”

All these changes suffered by toothless people make them look older than they are. So in order to keep a youthful appearance, you should ask your dentist about the possibility of getting dental implants. Any other treatment alternative can restore function and support soft tissue. However, none of them can achieve the same esthetics results, as dental implants are the only restorative therapy that prevents bone resorption.

How is a patient’s facial appearance affected by traditional full dentures?

Dentists worldwide consider teeth extraction as the last choice to restore oral health. They will first try more conservative treatments such as fillings or root canals. Nevertheless, there are countless cases in which dentists don’t have another alternative but to move forward with an extraction.

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Photo shows an edentulous (lacking teeth) person after several years and the resulting changes to facial appearance with jaw bone loss.

Patients constantly come to our dental office with inquiries on how to replace their missing teeth. When that happens, we first explain all the treatment alternatives available. Many patients choose more traditional treatments such as dentures. Those patients need to understand that even though dentures are affordable and efficient, this treatment option can also alter the face’s contours due to the bone resorption that dentures trigger.

What dental resorption is and how does it affect my appearance?

Any dental extraction is followed by inevitable bone loss, known as dental resorption. Once a tooth is no longer anchored to the surrounding alveolar bone, this bone tissue stops having a function. Our body is highly efficient, and if it considers that this tissue is no longer necessary, it will start a resorption process in the area.

Sometimes, over time, the jaw bone can suffer from this resorption process, as well. When this occurs, patients might notice changes in their facial contours. The mouth area might have a sunken appearance, for example. For both functional and esthetic reasons, dentures need to be regularly adapted to these jaw changes. Every few years, or sometimes months, depending on each case, prosthetics need to be modified or replaced, generating additional expenses for many patients.

How can we prevent dental resorption from happening?

Patients need to get in touch with the dental office as soon as they lose a tooth. The sooner the treatment gets started, the better. Following the dentist’s advice, patients can decide which treatment better meets their needs. The main options are:

full dentures
partial dentures
dental bridges

All these treatments are efficient in replacing the missing teeth. However, as they do not influence the jaw, they cannot control bone resorption. The good news is that at MKE Dentures, we have a treatment that restores the patient’s smile, conserving both bone tissue and facial aesthetic: dental implants.

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