The Advantages of Dental Implants
Find out why so many people are turning to implants to replace missing teeth.
While losing a tooth as a child was an exciting rite of passage, it’s definitely a stressful and unexpected experience as an adult. Unfortunately, losing teeth as an adult is far more common than you might think. The good news is that our Bolingbrook, IL, dentists Dr. Kathryn Bachinski and Dr. Christine Petrilla offer the next best thing to real teeth: a dental implant. Here are some of the benefits of getting an implant,
Prevent Bone Loss
One of the biggest side effects of tooth loss is that the jawbone also starts to deteriorate right away. This is because there is no longer a tooth root there to keep the bone healthy and strong; however, by placing a dental implant into the jawbone, this can stimulate the jawbone in the same way as real tooth roots. By placing a dental implant as soon as possible after tooth loss, you can prevent bone damage from happening altogether.
Enjoy a Long-Lasting Smile
Who doesn’t want a smile that will last a long time? If you’ve dealt with tooth loss, it’s even more important that you find a tooth replacement that will stay put. This is why dental implants have become so popular. Implants function like real teeth, which means that once our Bolingbrook, IL family dentists place the implant and it fuses together with the jawbone it is strong enough to last decades. Depending on when you get your implant, you could have this tooth for the rest of your life.
Eat What You Want
Love to eat? Who doesn’t? Of course, when you are missing one or several teeth, it can make it very challenging to eat certain foods or to chew properly. The good news is that implants are about as durable as real teeth, which means that once your implant is complete you can enjoy eating whatever you want without ever having to worry about your implant. The implant can handle your jaw’s powerful chewing forces just like your natural teeth.
By filling gaps in your smile as soon as possible after tooth loss not only do you get to enjoy a full smile again but also you prevent the rest of your natural teeth from shifting into these open gaps. If you leave gaps in your smile you will see that your teeth slowly drift into these spaces as the jawbone also changes shape. Prevent further gaps between teeth by replacing your missing tooth or teeth immediately.
Whether you have questions about getting dental implants from our Bolingbrook, IL family dentists or you are ready to take the next step to restoring your smile, please call Hidden Lakes Dental Care today at (630) 759-0077 to schedule a consultation with us.