Dental Implants, The Ideal Solution For Missing Teeth

by | Sep 14, 2016 | Dentistry

At one time there were two solutions for those who were missing one or more teeth; either a fixed bridge or a removable denture. Although many patients continue to opt for this solution, many more have discovered the benefits of replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant. If you feel uncomfortable wearing a denture or you are not keen on removing perfectly good tooth structure to affix a bridge, then dental implants in Glenview could be the perfect option.

Dental implants are popular and effective:

As dental implants look and function identical to the tooth or teeth they replace, they are rapidly becoming a popular and very effective option. Perhaps the biggest single leap in dentistry in the last 40 years has been the development and introduction of dental implants.

A dental implant is actually a replacement root for a crown. The implant is a small titanium “screw” that is fixed into the jaw bone; the implant serves as a sturdy anchor for a replacement tooth.

What is the implant procedure?

Although the procedure can take several months there is not a lot to it.

  • The dentist prepares the jawbone to accept the implant. While the implant integrates with the bone your dentist will probably suggest you stay away from hard foods.

  • The reason the implant is so rigid is the fact that the jaw bone grows around the implant, holding it rigidly in place. This process is called osseointegration. This process is the most time consuming, it may take several months until such time as the implant is ready to take the replacement tooth.

  • The final step is fitting a crown to the implant. The dentist will ensure the crown is identical in size, shape and color to the original tooth.

If you are in good health you are probably an ideal candidate for dental implants in Glenview. If you are interested you should speak to your dentist first.

Dental implants in Glenview are the ideal solution for those patients who have one or more missing teeth. If you are interested in dental implants you are invited to discuss the procedure and cost with Dental Specialists of North Shore. Visit us at our website for more details. Like us on our facebook page.

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