Tooth loss can cause a number of problems, including embarrassment and oral health complications. Periodontal disease and decay can cause tooth loss, as can dental extractions and injury. If you have experienced tooth loss and are unhappy with your smile as a result, then dental implants may be an ideal treatment for you.
Attach Directly to the Jawbone
Dental implants are titanium anchors that a general dentist can insert directly into the jawbone. An implant fully replaces the natural tooth’s root, becoming integrated into the bone itself. This allows each dental implant to both look and feel natural. The implant serves as a point on which to secure a replacement crown, or artificial tooth. Dental implants are excellent both for permanent denture replacement and for the replacement of a single missing tooth.
Minimize Bone Loss
When a tooth is lost, the bone in which it was located can begin to deteriorate. This can lead to complications with surrounding teeth and may eventually cause a person’s face shape to change. Implants stop bone loss from occurring, so the sooner they are placed, the better.
Replace Teeth Permanently
Your cosmetic dentist will attach a dental crown to your implant that matches the shade of your adjacent teeth. No one will be able to tell the difference between your implant and your natural teeth, and you’ll never have to worry about special maintenance like you would with dentures.
Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your confidence and self-image. When you know that your smile looks great, you’ll feel better about yourself and can gain the confidence to live up to your potential.
At University Associates in Dentistry , we offer dental implants to patients from the Chicago area. Call (312) 704-5511 and ask about our All on 4 dental implant procedure or schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation today.