Dental Implants, The Gold Standard For Tooth Replacement

by | Oct 4, 2016 | Automotive

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For many years, people with one or more missing teeth were given only two options; dentures or a bridge. Although they work, today there is a better solution, dental implants in Naperville. Dentures are problematic because they are prone to slippage and poor fit; bridges are problematic because perfectly good teeth have to be modified to support the bridge. Dental implants don’t have those problems; dental implants are every bit as good as the natural tooth or teeth they replace.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws or small cylinders that are imbedded directly into a healthy jaw bone. The implant, once it integrates with the bone, is as strong as tooth roots and is designed to support a crown which is a replacement tooth.

What is different about dental implants?

Unlike a denture, dental implants never need to be removed for cleaning, there is no need to use any form of adhesive and there is no need to anchor them to healthy teeth.

How does a dentist place a dental implant?

To properly implant a tooth or teeth requires three definitive steps, all of which are performed in your dentist’s office.

  • The first step is for the dentist to prepare the site and surgically implant the titanium cylinder or screw into the jaw bone. The implant is covered and left for a number of months during which time it integrates with the bone. Once this stage is complete, the implant is as strong as a tooth root.

  • The dentist uncovers the implant site and attaches what is known as an abutment to the top of the implant. Once again, a healing period is required.

  • Finally everything is ready for the dentist to fix a crown to the abutment and the procedure is complete.

Dental implants in Naperville are very effective. Patients who are in good health and have enough jaw bone can expect their implant to last for the remainder of their life.

Dental implants in Naperville are by far the best solution for missing teeth. You are invited to make an appointment with Dr. Carl E. Henley at the Center For Dentistry to discuss the benefits of implants in greater detail. Follow us on our facebook page.

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