Filling Those Gaps in Your Smile Isn’t the Only Benefit You’ll Receive with Dental Implants.
Are you an otherwise healthy adult who is missing one or more teeth? If so, we’re glad to see that you’re reading up about your tooth replacement options. The sooner our dentist, Dr. Yong Chang in McHenry, IL, replaces your missing tooth, the better. So, if you are wondering whether dental implants are the right option for you, then you’ve come to the right place. Let us tell you more.
How Implants Work
A dental implant is a titanium post that is anchored into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. In about 3-6 months the jawbone will grow around and join together with the implant to become one. Once this is complete it’s time to place the artificial tooth over the implant.
While most people consider dental implants if they are only missing one tooth, even those dealing with complete tooth loss can successfully restore their smiles with the help of implants. In this case, our McHenry, IL, general dentist will just place multiple implants along the jawbone to support and stabilize your artificial teeth (dentures).
The Benefits of Implants
The biggest benefit of getting dental implants is that it is the closest you can come to getting a real tooth. Even though it’s completely artificial, implants are designed to take the place of your tooth roots, which means that they will function and even look just like real teeth. As you might imagine, having a tooth replacement that feels just like your natural teeth will improve your appearance and also boost your self-confidence.
Furthermore, you may have experienced trouble chewing certain foods or you may have developed a speech impediment (e.g. lisp) after losing your tooth. Rest assured that once the implant is placed, chewing and speech will be fully restored.
Also, since implants replace your missing tooth’s roots this means that the jawbone will continue to get the ample stimulation it needs to continue producing new bone cells. The benefit is that you won’t experience bone loss, a common complication of untreated tooth loss. By placing the implant as soon as possible after losing a tooth, we can prevent the jawbone from deteriorating.
Contact Us Today
If you want to find out if dental implants are the right way to treat your tooth loss, then the next step is to call Easy Dental Care in McHenry, IL, today at (815) 363-1577. Dr. Chang is looking forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile once again with dental implants.