Answers to Common Dental Implant Questions

After you’ve lost a tooth, your most pressing concern will likely be how to replace it as soon as possible. Besides restoring your smile’s appearance, replacing your lost tooth will also help you regain the full function of your bite. What you might not immediately realize, however, is which tooth replacement option is best for you. In most cases, that option is a dental implant-supported restoration. With the support of a dental implant post, your replacement tooth will not only restore your smile, but also help preserve the long-term integrity of your jawbone.

Can dental implants get tooth decay?

One of the biggest concerns about your choice of tooth replacement is how well the replacement will perform in the years to come. The good news is that, because your implant-supported restoration is made from porcelain and your implant post from biocompatible titanium, neither of them are susceptible to tooth decay.

Does a dental implant restoration stain?

The lifelike porcelain that your restoration is crafted from is designed to closely mimic the exact color, shade, texture, and appearance of your healthy teeth. However, unlike your natural teeth, porcelain won’t stain, so your new tooth will remain beautiful and stain-free as long as you take good care of it.

Is gum disease still a problem with dental implants?

Unlike tooth decay, gum disease doesn’t attack your tooth structure. Instead, it erodes the periodontal tissues and jawbone structure that support your teeth and your dental implant restoration. Even after replacing your lost tooth, the development of gum disease could threaten the success of the implant.

Learn More by Talking to Your Dentist About Implants

Dental implants offer more and longer-lasting benefits for your smile than traditional dental prostheses. To find out more about them, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Lake Bluff, Chicago, Libertyville, Gurnee, Highland Park, Vernon hills, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Bannockburn, Ravinia, and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.

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