Losing your teeth has consequences for both the health and appearance of your smile. In order to enjoy optimal oral health, you should have your lost tooth/teeth replaced as soon as possible. There are a number of options available, including dental implants. Can a dental implant restore your smile to full function and health?
Common Questions About Dental Implants
Question: How does tooth loss impact my smile?
Answer: First, losing teeth causes the body to stop supplying the surrounding jawbone with doses of calcium and phosphorus, leading to the loss of jawbone density and eventually, an older appearance due to facial collapse. The surrounding teeth may also drift toward the empty socket, causing misalignment, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Finally, the pressure on the jaw joints from tooth loss may boost the risk of TMJ disorder or teeth grinding (bruxism) developing.
Question: How do dental implants work?
Answer: The doctor will work with a specialist who will surgically insert the implant portion into the jawbone, where it acts as tooth root. This stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue, preventing facial collapse.
Question: Will Dr. Mischenko place the restoration?
Answer: Once the area heals, Dr. Mischenko will place the restoration. For a single tooth implant this may be in the form of a dental crown. If multiple posts are placed, then the doctor may attach a fixed prosthetic.
Question: How long will my new tooth last?
Answer: With proper care and attention your new tooth can potentially last a lifetime. You should brush and floss daily to prevent plaque buildup and periodontal problems, which could endanger the new tooth. We also suggest having your smile examined and cleaned once every six months. If you have any questions about dental implants, then please contact our office today.
Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!
At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!
A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.