Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you worried that the teeth you have left will have to be pulled? Do you KNOW that you need to do SOMETHING, but REFUSE to get dentures? If so, you’re not alone.

I see this kind of thing all the time: Patients who want and need a new set of teeth, but who can’t stand the idea of going through the same embarrassment and discomfort that their parents and grandparents went through with dentures. They would rather go without a full set of teeth than experience denture breath, the embarrassing noises that dentures make, and the occasional slip of loose dentures.

If you would rather miss out on a great smile than go through the denture process, I am here to put your mind at ease and to tell you that dentures are NOT your only option. A complete, beautiful, permanent smile CAN be yours, with dental implants.

While there are several tooth replacement options, dental implants are, in my opinion, by far the best alternative. Implants don’t cause bad breath, they don’t make embarrassing noises and most importantly, they don’t slip or fall out, ever. Implants don’t require any extra maintenance, and you only have to keep up with the oral hygiene routine you (hopefully) already have in place.

Better yet, if you maintain your implant(s) as you would your natural teeth, they have the same chance to last a lifetime as the teeth you were born with.

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, and to see if implants are right for you, visit our cosmetic dentistry page at or give us a call at 847-742-4214 for your consultation today!