If you have recently lost a tooth, or had one extracted, then you may be curious what options you have in restoring your smile. There are actually a number of restorative treatment options to help complete your smile, but dental implants are generally considered the most effective. That is because implants can do more than just esthetically complete your smile, and unlike dentures they are permanently affixed. Perhaps most importantly, however, is the fact that a dental implant can help to nourish your jaw, because of how closely it emulates your natural tooth’s root.
What Makes Dental Implants So Special?
While many restorative treatments combine the cosmetic benefits of porcelain with the strength of metal, such as dental bridges or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, only dental implants are actually inserted into your jaw, helping it to receive the benefits of chewing it would with a healthy tooth root.
The titanium used to create the base for the porcelain crown is highly biocompatible, which helps allow your mouth to heal properly after it is affixed. The porcelain used for the crown is designed to match your teeth’s natural size, shape and color. That way, when the restorative treatment is completed, people will barely be able to tell you had any work done. Your smile will simply look complete and naturally gorgeous.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they will be secure, allowing you to eat and speak comfortably and confidently.
About Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist:
Aside from providing dependable family, general, and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at 847-234-0517.