Dental implants are known as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Implants consist of a durable titanium post, abutment, and restoration. Patients can receive crowns, dental bridges, or dentures secured with dental implants. We offer dental implants to patients in our Lincoln Park, IL, office who are missing one or all of their permanent teeth. Replacing lost teeth with implants and implant-secured dental restorations restores the smile’s aesthetics and function.
The Benefits of Dental Implants in Lincoln Park, IL
There are many advantages to restorative treatments that utilize one or more dental implants. Dental implants:
Improve the Smile’s Aesthetics
Dental implants can secure false teeth made of composite resin and porcelain materials. In addition, we work with dental labs to ensure implant restorations look and feel like natural teeth. Modern dental labs create restorations that match the shape and shade of teeth. Implants create a fuller and more balanced smile, improving patient’s confidence.
If patients are missing one or several teeth and still have natural teeth, implants can help stabilize the surrounding permanent teeth. Implants prevent teeth from shifting to fill the gap left by missing teeth. Other restorations can compromise surrounding natural teeth.
For example, traditional bridges require dental crowns on either side of a tooth gap, which can mean unneeded tooth preparation for permanent natural teeth. Dental implants also fuse to the jaw bone, contributing to healthier bone tissue and recreating a natural tooth root.
Make it Simpler to Eat
Missing teeth create gaps in the smile, making eating hard and crunchy foods uncomfortable. Even other restorations, like removable dentures, have dietary restrictions because it’s difficult to eat anything other than soft foods. Because removable dentures lay on the gums, they do not support the jaw bone. Single implants and implant-secured restorations provide stability for patients just like natural teeth, so patients can eat the foods they love once they fully heal from implant treatment.
Provide Long-Lasting Treatment
With implants, restorations like dental bridges and dentures can last longer than traditional or removable options. In addition, dental implants offer increased stability to false teeth. While dental restorations will require replacement over time, the titanium dental implant posts are permanent. After we place the dental implant, it fuses with the jaw bone over a period of three to six months. The implant post replaces the tooth root and becomes a permanent part of the smile. Patients need to continue to care for their oral health following implant treatment to ensure that their dental implants last.
Combat Facial Sagging
Facial sagging is a common problem if patients have multiple missing teeth. The lower face can sag without support from teeth. Dental implants add structure and use support from the jaw bone, creating a fuller, healthier-looking look. For some patients, implant restorations can provide a more youthful look.
Do you have missing permanent teeth? Ask us about dental implant treatment. Call Gayed Dental today at (773) 549-2881 or request a dental implant consultation with Dr. Paul Gayed and Dr. Frank Shaw online.