For patients who’ve suffered tooth loss, dentists often recommend replacing them with an appropriate number of dental implants. One of the most significant reasons why is because implant posts are the only way to replace the roots of your lost teeth, which used to rest within your jawbone. By doing so, dental implants come closer than any other dental prosthesis to mimicking your healthy, natural tooth structure. Along with significantly improved support for your dental crown, bridge, or denture, this also means dental implants can provide a plethora of other benefits, especially when it comes to the comfort and support of your replacement teeth.
No need to modify healthy teeth.
Traditionally, replacing a lost tooth meant having a dental bridge custom designed and placed to fill the gap in your smile. Though durable and highly lifelike in appearance, a bridge relies on the support of the healthy teeth that remain closest to the gap. To support it, the teeth must be modified to accommodate the crowns on either side of the replacement tooth. However, with a dental implant, your dentist can place a lifelike crown on top of the prosthetic root, eliminating the need to alter more of your healthy tooth structure.
No need to rely on clasps and/or adhesives.
Patients who’ve lost several or all of their teeth on the upper and/or lower dental ridges have long depended on partial and complete dentures to rebuild their smiles. Like dental bridges, modern dentures are designed to closely match your natural teeth in appearance, yet lack the support of root-like anchors. By contrast, implant-supported dentures provide high-quality smile restoration with the added benefits of implanted, prosthetic roots so you can avoid the need for clasps and/or adhesives to hold your new teeth in place.
Learn How You Can Benefit from Dental Implants
After losing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the most beneficial way of replacing them, especially for your long-term oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.