If you or a loved one has lost a tooth, you know it can be challenging in many ways to eat or even show your smile. For years, traditional tooth replacement was an option. But now there are new procedures to help those that have suffered without their teeth.
Dental implant restoration is one of those new procedures. This type of implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth is a tooth-supported fixed bridge, but it requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.
Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to deteriorate. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
The implant process is completed in two phases: placement and restoration. Compassionate Dental Care partners with an oral surgeon or periodontist to complete the placement phase of treatment. This is a surgical procedure where a small incision is made in the gums and a titanium post is inserted. Over the course of three to six months, the implant post fuses with the gum tissue and jawbone mimicking the natural root structure. Once this phase of the treatment process is complete, patients return to Compassionate Dental Care for the completion of their implant.
If you are missing teeth and feel that you might be a good candidate for implant restoration, Compassionate Dental Care can help. They are passionate about offering their patients quality care in complete comfort. Call to set up an appointment for an implant consultation.
Compassionate Dental Care
261 Randall Road
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156