Damaged or missing teeth can cause your smile to disappear. Fortunately, dental implants offer a long term tooth replacement option, allow you to reclaim a smile that both looks and feels completely natural. The dentists of Lakemoor Dental in Lakemoor, Hainesville, Arlington Heights, and Elk Grove Village, IL, can advise you on how dental implants can help.
How dental implants offer long term teeth replacement
Dental implants provide semi-permanent options for missing or damaged teeth. The implants, themselves, are composed of medical-grade titanium that permanently bonds to your jawbone. The process lets your teeth feel and look natural. Dentures and bridges can often slip and prevent you from eating your favorite foods. Dental implants remain in place and are the most robust, most reliable method for tooth replacement.
Dental implant procedures
Your dental implant is broken down into three processes. Your orthodontist begins with the implant portion, which is similar to a screw and roots the new tooth into your jawbone, where it will eventually bond with the bone.
Next, the orthodontist adds the abutment which connects and supports the implant to the crown(s).
Finally, the crown (or artificial tooth) is attached to the abutment. Crowns are made from zirconium or porcelain to be both durable and natural-looking.
Improving your health with dental implants
Dental implants not only enhance your look but also help prevent jawbone deterioration due to tooth loss. Jawbone deterioration causes your face to develop a sunken look and develop further oral health damage.
Dental implants at Lakemoor Dental
Dental implants are the most efficient way of improving missing or damaged teeth. Your dentist can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire set of teeth. After inserting the implant, your gums must heal for several weeks. This procedure is done in your dentist's office under local anesthesia. If getting an entire set of teeth, you only need four implants to hold the set of teeth unless there is gum damage. If there is gum damage, the orthodontist may have to use six implants. After the implants are in place, you will continue performing good oral care to protect your new crowns.
Call one of our offices in Lakemoor, Hainesville, Arlington Heights, or Elk Grove Village, IL today
To find out more about dental implants, contact Lakemoor Dental at Lakemoor (815) 363-8888, Hainesville (847-986-6300), Arlington Heights (847) 749-1780, and Elk Grove Village (847) 744-6240, IL.