There are many ways in which replacing one or more missing teeth makes your smile better. It’s more attractive with a full set of teeth, and you can once again enjoy the foods you’ve always loved. However, compared to traditional prostheses, like dental bridges and dentures, dental implants go a few steps further in improving your smile. Implants are a custom-designed replacement for lost teeth roots, and serve to support your prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture in the same way roots support your healthy teeth.
You can bite and chew more comfortably.
Custom bridges and dentures restore your ability to bite and chew by closely mimicking the size, shape, and contour of your natural teeth. By replacing your lost teeth, the right prosthesis restores the balance that your bite needs to function properly. With dental implants, your replacement teeth do so even more comfortably with lifelike support and stability, eliminating the risk of your denture or bridge slipping.
Your jawbone stays strong and youthful-looking.
When you bite and chew, your teeth roots stimulate your jawbone so that your body sends it enough nutrients. When you lose a tooth root, this stimulation diminishes, and so do the nutrients your jawbone receives. Dental implants reestablish this stimulation so that your jawbone doesn’t lose any of its strength and density, helping it retain its healthy and youthful appearance.
Your implants can last for life.
Once your implants have been placed, your jawbone heals to their surfaces, making the permanently a part of your jawbone. This improves the function and stability of your replacement teeth for life, with proper care and maintenance.
Find Out if You Qualify for Dental Implants
Dental implants don’t just replace missing teeth; they can also make your smile better looking and healthier in the long run following tooth loss. To learn more, call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.