Dental implants is a long-term solution for tooth loss. They are also used to secure partial or complete dentures as well as support for dental bridges.
An artificial tooth is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth in place. Since these implants are held by the jaw bone, they have the same, dependable foundation as natural tooth roots. With permanently placed implants, you will no longer have to experience discomfort in chewing, laughing or speaking.
Dental implants resemble natural teeth and can completely restore your smile and substantially improve your oral health. More advantages of dental implants include:
• Improved speech – With a removable device like dentures, teeth can slip within the mouth and can cause you to slur or mumble your words. A dental implant allows you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
• Improved comfort – Dental implants remove the discomfort of removable dentures.
• Improved oral health – Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
• Durability – With proper oral care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
• Easier eating – Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat foods without pain.
Your team will discuss tooth replacement options with you to help you make the most informed decision. Modern technology is utilized to minimize any discomfort associated with receiving a dental implant. This allows for a very relaxed and comfortable experience, for even the most fearful patients.
There are many factors that will be considered prior to recommending a dental implant, including: adequate bone support, healthy gum tissue, overall health, and sinus and nerve location.
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Dental extraction(s) (the removal of a tooth or teeth) may become necessary as a result of progressed gum or “periodontal” disease or because of deep dental decay. Extractions are often requested by the patient when a tooth is infected and causing severe pain.
After extraction, patients may consider tooth replacement options, such as a bridge or dental implant. Spaces in teeth can cause other teeth to shift, which will lead to malocclusion or bite problems.
Pain management techniques has made dental extractions much more comfortable option than it was many years ago. Patients often have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent decay in these teeth and prevent crowding.
If you are considering dental extraction, make sure to discuss your concerns with Dr. Morris, the Buffalo Grove Dentists.