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Can I Replace All My Teeth with Dental Implants?

September 23, 2020
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Posted By: Prairie Dental Care

If you have missing teeth, you may have considered dental implants in Aurora, IL. Dental implants not only restore your smile, but they can help prevent bone loss in the jaw, which can give you a sunken appearance around the lower face. Dental implants also allow you to smile with confidence and enjoy a more complex food selection.

Dental Implants are a Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

Unlike some tooth replacement options, dental implants replace your tooth and its valuable root. The replacement root is surgically implanted in your jawbone where it integrates during a process that takes several months. Then we cap it with a tooth crown—think of it as a quality replacement tooth.

Because the titanium tooth root replaces your natural root, dental implants are a permanent solution, and they can last for decades or even for life with good dental care and a proactive brushing and flossing routine at home.

Remember, even if you need tooth crown replacement in the future, your dental implant is now a permanent part of your dental anatomy, so you will only need a new crown.

Implant-Supported Dentures in Aurora, IL

If you have multiple missing teeth or full tooth loss, you do not have to undergo implant placement for every tooth. Ask your dentist about implant-supported dentures in Aurora. Typically, it takes only four to six implants to support this type of restoration.

Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Follow the same guidelines recommended for natural teeth:

  • Visit your dentist on time for dental checkups and teeth cleanings
  • Brush and floss at least twice per day
  • Never use your dental implant (or your tooth) as a bottle opener

Keeping up with your dental visits helps maintain the integrity of your dental implants.

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