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Dental Implants Will Make You Smile Again

by | Aug 3, 2015 | Blog

Dental Implants Will Make You Smile Again

At Smile Glen Ellyn, we know that tooth loss as an adult can adversely affect your self-confidence.

It can also create a dangerous situation in your mouth that needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible.

What Causes Tooth Loss In Adults?

Did you know that the majority of teeth that are lost (here in Illinois and throughout the U.S.) are lost as the result of (arguably preventable) disease or decay rather than through random accidents or injuries?

A diet low in calcium and mineral-enriching nutrients but high in carbs and sugars can be one contributing factor.

Also to blame are poor oral hygiene habits including not regularly coming in for dental check-ups. How’s that for an incentive to schedule your next exam?!

However, what we want to stress now is that, whatever led to your loss, the time has come to let us help you restore your oral health and prevent any further losses.

Trust us, your situation will only worsen if it is not dealt with in a timely fashion.

What’s So Great About Implants?

Our team likes to think of dental implants as the latest “miracle” of modern dentistry for rebuilding your oral health after tooth loss has occurred.

With implants, we now have better restoration options to offer.

Partial dentures (that trap food and are uncomfortable to wear) are no longer inevitable.

Moreover, the healthy teeth that were left behind no longer have to be filed down to construct bridges.

Dental implants are currently available in multiple forms. The most popular of these is the root form implant.

Root form implants mimic your natural teeth for a look and feel as close as possible to your own.

They are actually made of a titanium post that is inserted into your jawbone (where it fuses much like your own tooth root would).

This post allows for a stable foundation for a crown restoration that replaces the crown of your tooth.

Will This Involve Surgery?

Yes, surgery is a necessary component of implants.

But our team is one of the most experienced in the region and uses advanced technology to install the implants safely and comfortably.

Your first clinical appointment will entail the implants getting placed into your jawbone.

These fixtures are then allowed to integrate with the bone for approximately three months.

After this initial period, the implants are examined by our team to measure the level of successful fusion with your jawbone.

If sufficiently fused, they can be readied to accept the final prosthetic components, such as artificial teeth, bridges, etc.

At Smile Glen Ellyn, you will be in good hands throughout the implant procedure process, and the results will be well worth any cost or inconvenience you may incur.

Built To Last

Most of our patients are especially pleased to learn that dental implants are built to last a lifetime.

This is because they are not subject to ordinary decay (since they are constructed out of titanium).

Still, you will need to remember that the crowns and bridges the implants support are going to be worn down by use over time.

However, with proper care, and good oral hygiene habits, implants can be truly be relied on to last the rest of your life.

We think that is something to smile about!

How Can I Learn More?

Contact us today to set up a Dental Implant consultation or exam at our Smile Glen Ellyn dental office.

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