Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part Two

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part Two

After losing a tooth, or even several, were you happy to get a denture to complete your smile once again? Dentures are fast and affordable ways of coping with tooth loss. However, if you have recently grown concerned about your current dental prostheses, like a denture, it could be due to changes in your smile since you initially lost a tooth. Many patients don’t realize that over time, even once well-fitting dentures can become uncomfortable, due to changes in the jaw’s structure as one ages. Fortunately, dental implants are a wonderful, secure and long-lasting way to complete a smile!

Dental Implants Provide Even More Stability

Dental implants are a unique form of smile completion because they are the only kind of prosthetic designed to replace both a missing tooth and the tooth root that once held it securely in place. By doing so, implants are able to create great stability, allowing patients to smile and chew comfortably and confidently.

Perhaps best of all, though, dental implants are considered the most long-lasting form of prostheses, because the mimic root is actually designed to last a lifetime. This means that once the mimic root has been surgically placed, the soft tissue will grow around it in a process known as osseointegration, and it can then serve as a permanent base on which replacement teeth can be attached.

To determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant, it’s important to talk with your dentist about whether your smile is healthy enough to support an implant. In some cases, periodontal therapy might first be necessary to ensure the gums are healthy and strong enough to support a mimic root.

After losing a tooth, or even several, were you happy to get a denture to complete your smile once again? Dentures are fast and affordable ways of coping with tooth loss. However, if you have recently grown concerned about your current dental prostheses, like a denture, it could be due to changes in your smile since you initially lost a tooth. Many patients don’t realize that over time, even once well-fitting dentures can become uncomfortable, due to changes in the jaw’s structure as one ages. Fortunately, dental implants are a wonderful, secure and long-lasting way to complete a smile!

Dental Implants Provide Even More Stability

Dental implants are a unique form of smile completion because they are the only kind of prosthetic designed to replace both a missing tooth and the tooth root that once held it securely in place. By doing so, implants are able to create great stability, allowing patients to smile and chew comfortably and confidently.

Perhaps best of all, though, dental implants are considered the most long-lasting form of prostheses, because the mimic root is actually designed to last a lifetime. This means that once the mimic root has been surgically placed, the soft tissue will grow around it in a process known as osseointegration, and it can then serve as a permanent base on which replacement teeth can be attached.

To determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant, it’s important to talk with your dentist about whether your smile is healthy enough to support an implant. In some cases, periodontal therapy might first be necessary to ensure the gums are healthy and strong enough to support a mimic root.

Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely?

Schedule a prosthetic appointment with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.