Ronald W. Hull D.D.S

700 W Walworth St
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 723-2911

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700 W Walworth St
Elkhorn, WI 53121

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By Gentle Dental Care
June 07, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Are you considering getting dental implants? You'll need the advice of your dentist, Dr. Ronald Hull of Gentle Dental Care, to determine if dental implants in Elkhorn, WI, are right for you.

Dental Implants: What Are They?

Dental implants look just like your natural teeth and they're a popular tooth replacement. Each implant comprises of the following three parts:

  • Crown
  • Abutment
  • Root

The root of your dental implant is made of titanium which is a biocompatible material making it less likely for your body to reject it. The crown of your dental implants is customized so that it perfectly resembles your remaining natural teeth. The crown screws onto the abutment which is the part of the metal root protruding above the gum line. Together, these parts make a strong tooth replacement prosthetic. 

What To Know Before Getting Your Dental Implants

First, your dentist, Dr. Hull, determines if you're a good candidate for a dental implant. This assessment will involve X-rays to determine if your jaw bone can carry your implants.

If you don't have excellent oral health, your dentist might need to address that first before you get dental implants in Elkhorn, WI. Oral health problems such as gum disease and gum recession can affect your dental implant's success.

You might need a bone graft if you've suffered some bone density loss following your tooth loss. Other health conditions such as diabetes which complicates healing might make your dentist suggest other tooth replacement options.

Dental Implants Installation

After your dentist certifies you ready for your dental implants, he will perform minor surgery to implant the metal root into your jaw. You'll need a few months for your new implant to heal and during this period, you'll have a temporary dental crown to protect it.

When you're fully healed and your dental implant root is secure, you can return to your dentist, Dr. Hull to get your custom-made dental crowns.

Want to know if you're an ideal candidate for dental implants in Elkhorn, WI? Call (262) 723-2911 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hull of Gentle Dental Care today.


Elkhorn WI Dentist

Ronald W. Hull, D.D.S.

Dr. Hull is a Wisconsin native, and grew up in Walworth County. He went to UW-Whitewater , and then went to Marquette Dental School, where he graduated with honors.He has practiced in Elkhorn for over 30 years.

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