Did you lose a tooth, or have one extracted several years ago? If so, you may have opted for a denture to help complete your smile after the loss. Dentures represent a fast and affordable solution for coping with tooth loss. That said, over several years, many patients can find that even once well-fitting dentures can become ill-fitting. Others may feel uncomfortable with the ways unsupported dentures can shift while chewing. Fortunately, dental implants offer an alternative to dentures and other prosthodontics, one that can provide more stability and inspire a great deal more confidence.
Enjoy Better Stability, and Likely Better Comfort
Dental implants provide a more secure way of completing one’s smile, because they are the only prosthetic that relies on separate pieces to help address both a missing tooth and the missing root that once held it firmly in place.
By replacing both these parts of the smile, implants can help to securely address tooth loss. In fact, implants are considered the most stable and permanent prosthetic option available.
Feel Confident Smiling, and Chewing!
Because of the secure way implants help to address tooth loss, many patients find them a confidence-inducing and comfortable way to complete a smile. They allow for comfortable chewing, even of hard or crunchy items like apples. The mimic tooth roots also help to nourish the jaw, which can help to prevent changes in facial structure.
To be a good candidate for a dental implant, your smile should be in good oral health. This may mean undergoing periodontal therapy to address gum disease, or restorative treatment to address any remaining damaged teeth.
Need Prosthetic Treatment?
Prosthetic treatment can help you rebound from tooth loss with beautiful results. You can schedule your 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.