Dental implants have multiple advantages over traditional tooth replacement.
For example, they:
- Don’t require tooth preparation: With bridges and partial dentures, the adjacent teeth are prepared prior to placement. This involves removing healthy tooth enamel to allow space for placing a crown.
- Don’t loosen teeth: When a partial denture is secure with clasps, the natural teeth that support it can eventually loosen.
- Prevent shrinking of the jaw ridge: When you lose teeth, it is normal for your jaw ridge to shrink. But dental implants actually preserve the jaw ridge and jaw-bone density by providing stimulation that was once provided by the natural tooth root.
- Are permanent and easy to clean: Over time, bridges and partials wear down and need to be replaced. The daily cleaning process is messy and tedious. But dental implants are as permanent and simple to clean as your real teeth.
If you think dental implants are right for you, come to our office. We are one of the leading dental implant restoration centers in Chicago’s North Shore. That’s because we think of dentistry as an art form. We use the most advanced surgical and restorative pre-planning available, and we don’t use shortcuts.
Our dental implant process is carefully planned and carried out. We work closely with local specialists who surgically prepare the receptor sites and place the titanium fixtures. We then install the permanent fixtures onto the settings. Dental implants are custom fit for each patient—no “one-size fits all” mentality.
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 and the North Shore suburbs.