Losing an adult tooth is a common issue that is often accompanied by many negative side effects. For example, the area that once held the tooth begins to dissolve and neighboring teeth can begin to move into that space. When your teeth decay, it can result in food lodgement, decay, and gum disease. Also, cheeks and lips may cave in where a tooth is missing. A person with a missing tooth may feel self-conscious about their smile. Dental implants can improve your smile and make you feel better about your teeth.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is similar to a real tooth root and is typically made of titanium. The implant is placed within the jaw bone where the actual tooth once existed. The titanium and the bone gradually adhere to each other, allowing the implant to fuse with the bone. Dental implants can be used on a single tooth or a group of teeth, depending on the severity. Once the implant is in place, the proper dental prostheses may be used, whether it be a crown, bridge, or dentures.
What Are the Advantages to Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer many advantages to improve the appearance of your smile. Teeth implants improve speech, make eating easier, and look natural. Implants are durable and will last many years, even a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives and the need to remove your teeth at night.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most people are fine candidates for implants. They are versatile and work well in almost any adult. Your dental implant has a greater chance of success if you maintain healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. Heavy smokers and people with chronic health conditions may need additional screening. However, success rates for dental implants are very high at 98%.
To get your smile looking better, call William Holevas DDS today at (847) 742-4214. Set up your appointment and we can get the right treatment for your teeth implants.