Not having teeth will lead to a decline in health and confidence.  There are multiple ways to replace teeth including: dentures, partials and tooth-supported bridges.  These options have various disadvantages which include: slipping, movement, frequent maintenance and costly replacement. Dental implants now allow doing away with the disadvantages of traditional tooth replacement options like dentures and partial dentures. Dental implants are the first-best option used to replace failing teeth or missing teeth. Dental implants are used to replace the missing tooth-root to support your replacement teeth. Teeth that use dental implants don’t move, are more realistic and need less maintenance. There are more then 250 dental implant companies world wide with very little research proving their success. Coulee Region Implant and Oral surgery Center only uses the top four implant brands in the world. These implants have the longest track record and best research proving their success. All of these implants are made from medical-grade titanium or non-metal for people with certain allergies. Make an appointment now with one of our specialists for a free consultation to learn about your options.

Implant therapy has been used in America since 1981. Many new advances have been made to increase healing time and long term success of implants. Our surgical specialists use only the highest quality implants. Dr. Timm and Dr. Polzin are now carrying on the Dr. Durtsche’s implant practice which started in 1982. We routinely work the dentists of the Coulee Region and Tri-State area. However, you do not need a referral from a dentist to learn how implants can bring you an improved smile, better bite and improved healt. No other dental practice in the Coulee Region has more experience with placing and restoring dental implants.

How Much Do Implants Cost?

Personalized treatment is our goal at Coulee Region.  We strive to not only meet your needs but exceed your hopes of regaining a youthful smile and functional teeth for enjoying food again.  We will strive to provide a detailed treatment plan after your free implant consultation.

The dental team is made of the patient, surgeon and restorative dentist and is the best way to execute a plan for creating a personalized smile and replacing missing teeth.  Do not worry if you are without a family dentist, we will work with you to find a talented provider. Your final plan and fees will be developed by the specialists at Coulee Region and your restorative or family dentist.  At Coulee Region we are fortunate to have Dr. Timm. He is one of the few dentists in the nation that has completed American Dental Association recognized residencies in Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Oral Surgery.  He has chosen to use only the best dental implant systems.  CRIOS uses the following implant systems: Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Dentsply-Astra, Zimmer, Neodent and Southern.  Dr. Timm believes that everyone should be able to benefit from dental implants and has promised to offer the most competitive implant price for only the best implants.  

Replacing Teeth with Implants

One Tooth

A missing tooth can now be replaced with a dental implant. Our patients routinely say that having dental implant surgery is easier than having a tooth removed. Many of our patients have implant surgery with local anesthesia, but if you wish we can use IV sedation to make the experience more comfortable and less worrisome. Some patients are candidates for an immediate implant, which is placed at the time of tooth removal. A majority of patients will need grafting prior to implant placement to improve the esthetic outcome. If you think that an implant is in your future feel free to call and make an appointment for a free consultation.

More than One Tooth

Dental implants area routinely used to replace multiple teeth and in some cases all in one day or by noon. Dental implants are a reliable alternative to an ill fitting partial denture or failing bridge supported by teeth. A common misconception is that you will need an implant for each missing tooth, but this is not true. At Coulee Region Implant and Oral Surgery, we strive to meet your needs with the implants you need and not more. We routinely use just four implants to hold a full arch of teeth, replacing a painful ill-fitting denture or failing teeth. Many people have heard of All-On-4 or teeth-in-a-day. This treatment option is available at dental clinics like Clear Choice. Unfortunately, residents of the Coulee Region have to drive over two or more hours for this treatment. No dental practice in the Coulee Region has done more All-On-4 procedures then we have.

The doctors at Coulee Region Implant and Oral Surgery Center have the appropriate training to offer teeth-in-a-day using just four implants with IV sedation. Many of our patients are finished and home for lunch by noon with their new teeth. We work with many family dentists in the tri-state region. Patients that do not have a dentist should rest assure that we can provide all the treatments you need until we find a dentist to carry on any additional treatment. Call Coulee Region today for a free consultation.

If you are concerned because you have been told that you do not have enough bone or need expensive bone or sinus grafting, please come in for a free consultation and discover our graft-free options which include angled implants and zygoma implants.  Dr. Timm has the most experience in Wisconsin when it comes to graft-free implant options. You will have to drive more than four hours to find an oral surgeon that has placed the most zygoma implants. Let our surgical specialists determine if you are a candidate for graft-free option for teeth-in-a-day.

Things to Remember

  • If you are done growing and are free of serious medical conditions, you are most likely a candidate for dental implants.
  • Dental implants typically out live you with proper care and maintenance.
  • Using dental implants prevents the need to alter virgin teeth to hold crowns and bridges which was a common practice until the advent of implants.
  • Implants maintain bone and prevent gums from shrinking.
  • Improves bite force and chewing compared to the typical denture
  • A healthier lifestyle, implants allow you to choose more nutritious food.
  • Patients report improved confidence and self esteem after switching from loose, ill fitting dentures or failing, painful and unpleasant teeth.
  • Implants supporting single teeth are easier to clean compared to bridges supported by teeth.

Steps to Completion

  1. Free consultation with 3-D imaging. Our specialists will confirm that you are a candidate and provide you complete options and an estimate for treatment
  2. Surgical placement of the implant(s)
  3. 3-4 week follow up appointment to confirm proper healing
  4. 3-5 months a digital scan will be made of the implant and gum tissue which will be used to make your replacement tooth.
  5. The replacement teeth are delivered by your dentist. You are now ready to get back to living with your new implant restoration.

Bone Grafting

Oral surgeons have the most training in the dental field when it comes to bone grafting and augmentation procedures.

Bone augmentation and grafting procedures are used to increase the volume or amount of bone for dental implants and future prosthesis.  Bone augmentation has been used in dental and medical fields for many years and the procedures are predictable and successful.  Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss if you need a bone graft to regain you healthy smile and ability to chew food properly.

Reasons For Dental Bone Graft Augmentation

The most common reason for bone augmentation is loss of jaw bone from long standing missing teeth and periodontal disease.  The bone that holds the tooth is called the Alveolar bone. The Alveolar bone begins to “melt” away after tooth removal or loss.  Twenty five percent of the volume is lost in the first year after removal. For this reason your dentist or your specialist at CRIOS will discuss the benefits of bone augmentation at the time of tooth removal.  

When teeth have been missing for some time, grafting may be required prior to implant placement so the appropriate implant size and position can be attained.

Bone augmentation is also used to regain a youthful contour of the jaw bone which provides support to the lips.  Lip support is directly related to a youthful smile and accurate speech.

** Include illustration of jaw bone contour with and without normal jaw bone contour***

What to Expect

In most cases bone augmentation will be accomplished the day the tooth is removed with the entire procedure lasting 30-60 minutes with a maximum of 2 hours when same day consultation and treatment is performed with IV sedation.

Your provider will give you oral and written instructions which outline post procedure home care instructions. This will include hygiene methods and strategies to manage any discomfort experienced.

Home & Office Instructions