Aging, poor or damage dental work, and gum disease can all cause missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, it can cause trouble when eating or embarrassment when smiling and talking. Missing teeth can also cause other oral health issues, such as further tooth loss, jawbone density loss, and gum disease (which can lead to more serious problems). Dr. James Fondriest, a Chicago cosmetic dentist, provides top-of-the-line dental implants to replace teeth and prevent future dental problems.
When a tooth is missing or lost, the jawbone shrinks with time and leaves a defect where the tooth once was. Dental implants, small titanium fixtures, replace natural tooth roots and provide the stimulation that the roots once did. When the gum ridge integrates with implants, jawbone density is preserved, which in turn preserves your facial structure.
Dr. Fondriest works with highly skilled local specialists who prepare the mouth for placement and then place the dental implants. After the jawbone has integrated with the implants, Dr. Fondriest places permanent restorations, such as dental crowns or dentures, over the implants.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, but Dr. Fondriest will determine the best method to replace your missing teeth. With beautiful restorations, he can give you a beautiful smile that you will be proud to show off.
To learn more about dental implants or smile makeovers, or to schedule a consultation, call Lake Forest Dental Arts at 847.234.0517. Dr. Fondriest serves patients from the greater Chicago area, as well as the North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Highland Park, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Grayslake, and nearby towns.