Dental Implants for Chicago
Replacement Teeth for Important Smiles
It is vital to oral health to replace missing teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, chewing is compromised, and any remaining teeth are placed under a heavier load than they were intended to bear, putting them at risk of shifting and/or breaking. Missing teeth can also impact how you feel about smiling, making social situations anxious even with friends and family.
Today, there are numerous options for tooth replacement. Dental implants are the only option that replaces both the missing tooth crown and tooth root. By closely mimicking nature, dental implants have several advantages over other methods, including:
- Stop bone loss: When a tooth is lost, the bone around the tooth begins to atrophy. By replacing the root, jawbone loss can be halted.
- Healthy surrounding teeth aren't compromised: Crown and bridgework requires that otherwise healthy adjacent teeth be reduced and crowned, causing possible deterioration down the line. Dental implants affect only the replacement site.
- Strong and long-lasting: Dental implants are extremely stable because the implant fuses naturally with the jawbone. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
How Dental Implants Work
Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone below the gum. Once healed, the implant is topped with an abutment and a crown designed to blend with your existing smile. Lakefront Dental provides dental implant restorations. While Lakefront Dental provides restorative services for your dental implants, the surgical phase is completed by trusted peers who are either periodontists or oral surgeons.
Dental implants may serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges, or a denture. You may also have other options for replacing missing teeth. Lakefront Dental will discuss all the available treatment options, and help you determine which procedure is best for you. Contact our Chicago dental practice for your appointment today.