Years ago, tooth loss was a final state. Then removable dentures became an option, but they are not as functional or reliable as natural teeth. Today, dental implants offer the opportunity to reclaim lost function with bionic tooth roots that act in the same way as natural teeth. No matter how many teeth you have lost, dental implants can effectively improve your overall quality of life.
If you are self-conscious about your missing teeth or dentures, or if they cause problems speaking or eating, undergoing this procedure may greatly improve your quality of life. So many activities revolve around socializing and eating, which can be difficult, and even embarrassing, with missing teeth or traditional dentures. The good news is that there is a great solution. Most patients feel that implants are as natural-looking and secure as their own teeth. In fact, in addition to their smiles being improved, many patients are happier with their overall appearance after getting implants. It can lead to a more youthful look, which is an added benefit.
How do implants work? First, the dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone. Following this procedure, the bone heals around the implant post, which is what makes implants so strong. Finally, your dentist will place and secure the custom tooth or teeth onto the implant.
Are dental implants right for you? Find out more from the American Dental Association here. Contact us at Carillon Family Dental for more information. We are here to answer any questions you may have about tooth replacement options. We would be happy to set up a consultation to help you achieve the smile you want.
How Can We Help You? To learn more about Dental Implants, or to schedule an appointment at our Romeoville dental office, Call Us Today: (815) 372-1160