Tooth loss can lead to gaps in your smile, poor oral health, and even an older appearance! Fortunately, our team can support dental implants to replace missing teeth and provide long-lasting prosthetics. At your Wheaton, IL dental practice, our team can secure a new tooth or even support a complete set of dentures.
The Impact of Losing Natural Teeth
Even minor tooth loss could mean serious trouble for your oral health. When we lose our teeth, this could potentially limit our meal options and may lead to issues speaking clearly. You could also feel embarrassment regarding your appearance, which further impacts your overall quality of life. The most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in the jaw, which happens once the body registers the missing root and stops sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the jaw. The jaw gradually weakens, which leads to additional missing teeth and for many, an older appearance. But with dental implants, we can protect the stability and strength of your smile.
The Dental Implant Difference
Dental implants are small titanium cylinders, similar in appearance to tiny screws, which are surgically inserted in the jaw. Since titanium is a biocompatible material, the body accepts the cylinder as a new tooth root. The flow of calcium and phosphates resume, and the jaw doesn’t break down. You now have a new tooth that will look and function like a natural one, which means it can last decades and potentially a lifetime. In fact, dental implants have a success rate of 95% at the ten-year mark, while most dentures need replacement at that point or before.
Placing and Restoring Your New Tooth
Our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced digital technology, so we can choose the best angle and position to surgically insert the new posts. Once in place, we can then attach and abutment to them so we can connect a crown for an individual implant. If you have more advanced tooth loss, multiple implants could be used to support a bridge or even a full set of fixed dentures.
If you have any questions about treating tooth loss with dental implants, or if you’re ready to tackle your missing teeth and enjoy a full smile again, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to enjoy the full and beautiful smile that you deserve!
Speak With Your Wheaton, IL Dentist About Implant Dentistry!
Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a full smile, so we can help whether you have a single missing tooth or have lost most or all of them! If you would like to find out more about your restorative treatment options, call Amber Dental in Wheaton, IL today at (630) 665-5555.