Dental Implants Feel, Look, and Function Like Natural Teeth
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant replaces the entire tooth structure, from the supporting foundation of the root to the natural shape and contour of a crown. The implant surface fuses with your bone to create a bond that results in a strong solid tooth you can use to eat virtually any food.
You Can Never Get Cavities on Dental Implants
Since dental implants are not made with biological material, it can not be penetrated or degraded by bacteria that cause dental cavities on natural teeth. However, bacteria living in the mouth can cause bone loss around both implants and natural teeth if proper hygiene is not achieved. That is the reason why the same level of care for your natural teeth need to be followed for implants.
Dental Implants Have a Very High Success Rate
It has actually been more than 50 years since the first dental implants were placed in humans. Many advances have been made since then to improve the design and outcome. Today, dental implants have become very predictable and routine solutions to replacing missing teeth with a success rate of over 95%.
Implant-Supported Dentures in 60506
Dental implants can be used to replace one, multiple or even all missing teeth. If you currently have full dentures, the biggest complaint is probably dentures becoming loose over time as the bone and gum recede. Not only can it be frustrating having a denture moving around in the mouth as you are trying to chew up your favorite food, but it is also embarrassing to worry about the denture coming out when you cough, sneeze, or even just to talk. With as few as only two dental implants placed, an entire denture can be stabilized and these worries will no longer be an issue. Call us today for a free implant consultation to see how it can benefit you.