Many people require a tooth replacement at least once in their lives. Over time, teeth can decay or wear down to the point that the best option is to extract them. They can also be irreparably damaged due to injury. Although there are various options to replace a missing tooth, one of the most popular is dental implants.
One of the reasons dental implants are so popular is that they offer a sturdy, natural feel no matter the restoration, be it a single crown or a full arch of dentures. That is what sets implants apart. It all starts with a small, strong titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. It is fully biocompatible, so in a few weeks it is completely integrated and ready to support a restoration. It effectively replaces the lost tooth’s root.
They are also popular for their high cosmetic value. Unlike other restorations that may have visible metal elements, dental implants blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Crowns can be shaded to match surrounding teeth, and no part of the implant is visible.
Because of the healing process after the implant posts are inserted, the whole process can take several months depending on how extensive the restoration needs to be. But our patients think the end results are well worth the wait. Dental implants offer strong, durable replacements for lost teeth for a lifetime, with minimal maintenance and discomfort.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants or want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe, please call Magnificent Mile Family Dental in Chicago, IL, today.