Dental Implants Really Work
Welcome back to our oral health blog!
We hope that you are enjoying this beautiful autumn in the Chicago area. With the exception of the Cubs, there is always plenty to smile about.
Unless, of course, you have dental problems that need to be addressed before you feel comfortable flashing those pearly whites.
That is understandable. Especially if you have endured tooth loss as an adult. This can be traumatic, bad for your health, and devastating to your appearance.
Many Americans are in the same boat, so don’t be embarrassed to seek treatment if you are dealing with such a situation.
At Smile Glen Ellyn, we want to restore health and functionality to your mouth and bring back the radiance your smile has been missing. In the grand scheme, the goal is to return your life to normalcy, and to do so quickly. To accomplish this, dental implants are your best bet in most cases.
What’s more, dental implants are placed once and will last the rest of your lifetime, they present no threat of infection, and require no more maintenance than your natural teeth.
They also give you plenty of biting power and look great in your mouth.
Sounds perfect, right?
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Simply put, dental implants replace a missing tooth, or multiple teeth, permanently, in a way that looks and feels natural.
With modern advancements this is possible because a dental implant can now be surgically inserted into your jawbone right in our Glen Ellyn, IL dentist office.
Dental implants are actually made up of three key components: the anchor, the abutment, and the crown.
The anchor is the “root” of the dental implant. It is a titanium post that is usually threaded like a screw or bolt. This is the part that fuses with your jawbone for a solid foundation.
The abutment is the piece that holds the whole implant together, linking the anchor to the crown.
The crown the visible part of the implant that serves as your artificial tooth.
It is designed to look as close in appearance to your natural teeth as possible, and is made of durable materials.
Because there has to be some healing after the anchor is implanted, the process doesn’t wrap up overnight.
But it does move fast. And once the process is complete, you can go back to eating healthy foods that were previously hard to chew. Your cheeks will cease to look sunken-in, and your smile will be brilliant.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a miracle of modern dentistry but they aren’t a good solution for everyone with missing teeth.
If you are interested in receiving dental implants, you must be an adult in good health, able to tolerate anesthesia, and currently a non-smoker.
In the event that you meet our basic criteria and want to move forward, then give us a call and make an appointment for your implant consultation.
Call Smile Glen Ellyn Today!
Call us at 630-858-8800 or click here to book your appointment now online.