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BROOKFIELD, WI, August 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When a patient is missing a tooth, it can take away from their overall appearance and confidence. To help patients gain their smile and confidence back, Dr. Kevin Kuffel utilizes dental implants to replace missing teeth. Patients in Brookfield can benefit from dental implants so that they can smile bigger than before.
Dental implants offer stability for patients in Brookfield because they are fused to the bone, and help replacement teeth feel more natural. Many people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes, such as dentures. Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support an implant. A thorough examination by Dr. Kuffel will help to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for dental implants or not.
"It is never fun for someone to lose a tooth, or multiple teeth. Gaps in a person's smile can take away from their overall confidence and their oral health, but dental implants work to successfully replace missing teeth permanently. Dentures are no longer needed, which helps patients to feel confident with their smile once again," said Dr. Kevin Kuffel, a dentist in Brookfield, WI.
To determine if dental implants are appropriate for smile restoration, Dr. Kuffel will thoroughly examine a patient's teeth and gums to evaluate the bone density and quantity. This may involve x-rays and CT scans to ensure there is sufficient bone structure for placing the implant and to determine exactly where the implant should be placed.
Based on the condition of a patient's oral tissues, oral hygiene, personal habits, and commitment to follow aftercare instructions, Dr. Kuffel will determine the best treatment plan. Some patients with insufficient bone or gum tissue require bone or soft tissue grafts or the use of mini-implants. If a patient smokes, Dr. Kuffel will advise he or she quits before undergoing a dental implant procedure as smokers face a higher risk for implant failure, which can also occur in those who take immune-suppressants.
Patients, who are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, should visit Dr. Kevin Kuffel-their dentist in Brookfield-to find out if dental implants are an appropriate solution for regaining their smile. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
As a Brookfield, WI dentist, Dr. Kevin Kuffel strives to provide his patients with superior dental health care at each of their visits to his office. With the availability of dental implants for patients in the Brookfield area, Dr. Kuffel can continue to make his patients smile.
About Dr. Kevin Kuffel, DDS, SC: Born and raised in Brookfield, WI, Dr. Kevin Kuffel attended Marquette University Dental School and opened his solo practice in 1978. He prides himself in his continuing education in order to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. With a well-balanced team of dental professionals, Dr. Kuffel and his staff provide patients with exceptional dental health care.
Dr. Kevin Kuffel, DDS, SC
1300 South Calhoun Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
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