Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a hauntingly incomplete smile? When it is time to enjoy dinner, as a family, do you hide out instead, for fear that people will notice your ill-fitting dental prosthetic, or worse, the fact that you have to take it out in order to be able to chew comfortably? Adult tooth loss can be troubling for a number of reasons. Aside from the cosmetic insecurities it can cause, tooth loss can also create difficulty chewing, which can lead many seniors to struggle with maintaining proper nutrition as they age. Fortunately, dental implant restorations provide a secure and stylish way to cope with tooth loss, so patients can finally do more than settle for a dental prostheses; they can enjoy a complete smile once again!
Address Tooth Loss Effectively and Esthetically
Dental implants are considered the most secure and stable way of completing and restoring a smile, thanks to the unique attributes of implants. Only a dental implant is anchored by a titanium post that is first surgically inserted into the jawline, where soft tissue can then grown around it, creating a stable base for a replacement tooth. This process is called osseointegration, and while it can take some time for the smile to complete it, the result is a permanent base that can last a lifetime!
This base also helps to mimic the role of a natural, healthy tooth root, namely to supply the jaw with nutrients. In order to prevent jaw shrinkage as one ages, healthy roots are essential. Implants can help simulate these healthy roots, if they are missing, allowing for more stability of both the smile and the overall jaw structure.
In this way, implants (like some other dental prostheses) can effectively prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment in order to fill the gap that was created by the tooth loss, too.
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.