Here at Smile Glen Ellyn, we talk a lot about the power of dental implants. Our patients sometimes come into the office with little or no expectation of what a dental implant can do to improve their smile, but they soon find out because we want EVERYONE to know!
That’s right, while not everyone is in need of a dental implant, you might reach a point where you need to replace a tooth, and we want you to know the best possible restoration so that you don’t waste your time or risk your other teeth with lesser-quality restorations.
A dental implant has so many benefits, which is why we refer to it as your superhero. Let’s take a look at some of those benefits so that you have a better understanding of why this restoration is so powerful!
Titanium for the Body
It all begins with the material used to make a dental implant. Titanium is one of few materials with the strength and compatibility needed to make an implant work. You see, the bone accepts titanium and will actually fuse to the metal to create a solid, permanent bond. It is also very, very rare for a patient to be allergic to titanium, which makes it a perfect choice to become a permanent part of your body.
The Process of Osseointegration
As we mentioned above, titanium and the bone get along really well. From the moment we place the implant in the jaw bone, it accepts the implant as a faux-root. It will actually grow around the post of the implant and bond with it through a fusion process called osseointegration, which is a fancy word that means the implant is integrated into the bone structure.
The Many Uses of Dental Implants
One of the great benefits of dental implants is the number of uses they have! We can use dental implants to restore one tooth or all of your teeth! We can replace a few teeth in a row with a bridge. We can use implants to secure your full set of dentures, or we can toss the dentures out the window and go with a full set of non-removable teeth! No matter the situation, if a tooth is missing in any part of your mouth, we can use implants to restore the missing tooth without putting any of the surrounding teeth at risk!
Stability and Longevity
When you have a tooth replaced, you want it to stay that way! You don’t want to have to go back to the dentist every 5-10 years for a replacement or repair. Many other restorations will leave you dissatisfied in this matter. A dental implant, on the other hand, is the only restoration on the market that is permanent! It can actually last for a lifetime because of the osseointegration we mentioned above! That’s something worth investing in!
The Natural Restoration
The reason we absolutely love dental implants is that they are so natural in your smile. They feel natural because the root replacement is so secure. They look natural because we can get the crown to match the rest of your teeth just so. They function like natural teeth because they are completely self-sufficient and don’t bother the surrounding teeth for stability. Dental implants are one of a kind in that once it’s in, you will hardly ever have to think or worry about it ever again!
Learn More Today!
Are you ready to see what the fuss is all about? Learn more about dental implants when you come into our office for a consultation or appointment. We would love to see you and help you understand just how amazing these dental implants really are!
Don’t live with a less-than-stellar dental restoration any longer. Let us give you an upgrade with a dental implant. Contact us today to get started!