Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
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Dental Implants St. Charles, IL
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Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Horton and Dr. Vranas and by a Periodontist or Oral Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
What is the difference between traditional tooth replacement options and dental implants?
Crowns, bridges, and dentures are short-term solutions to the problems associated with missing teeth. However, none of these options will prevent bone loss in the areas surrounding the missing tooth like a dental implant.
Traditional bridges require filing down healthy adjacent teeth to use them as anchors for the replacement tooth. The process of grinding down the enamel of these teeth leaves them at risk for cavities and infections, making this a temporary solution that can potentially exacerbate the problem.
Dentures likewise fail to present a long-term replacement for missing teeth. Since the jawbone shrinks to fill the gap of a lost tooth, over time dentures will cease to fit properly in the mouth. The improper fit may cause denture sores along with the possibility of eating and speech impediments.
Dental implants can improve the appearance of your smile and maintain your oral health, contributing to a confident smile that will last a lifetime.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Horton and Dr. Vranas to find out which tooth replacement option is the best fit for you.