Wicker Park Dental Group

What Are Dental Implants and Who Are They Good For?

January 30, 2022
Posted By: Wicker Park Dental Group

For people who are missing teeth, even small situations can become stressful. They have to worry about what they eat, avoiding foods they have trouble chewing. Even patients with dentures worry about their grip and if biting into their food will make them come loose.

It can be challenging for some of our patients to feel confident in their smiles when meeting new people or expressing happiness because they think that their missing teeth look unflattering.

Dental implants are a comprehensive solution for those patients that allows them to regain confidence in their smiles. Dental implants are permanent and can be used as replacements for natural teeth.

What Is a Dental Implant?

The dentist will insert a titanium post into where the missing tooth's root used to be. Over time the post will fuse to the bone, becoming a solid support that the dentist can use to place a crown that mimics a natural tooth.

The result is a functional tooth made to match the natural shape and color of the other teeth in the patient's mouth.

Patients who are missing sections or rows of teeth can have multiple supports installed. The dentist can use these supports to place bridges, filling out larger areas of their smile.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Patients who are missing one or more teeth and are looking for a permanent solution may be good candidates for a dental implant. It is important to be in good oral health to successfully wear the implant. Conditions like gingivitis or advanced gum disease can prevent patients from receiving a dental implant until the dentist treats their other dental issues.

Professional Dental Implants in Chicago

Are you interested in learning more about dental implants? Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to meet with one of our dentists to discuss the possibility of dental implants for you.

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