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Here’s the Truth About Dental Implants

May 9, 2022
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Posted By: Wicker Park Dental Group
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Since the earliest human civilizations, people have emphasized the importance of restorative dentistry by experimenting with ways to replace missing teeth. Through the years, archeologists unearthed remnants of Egyptian golden ligature wires, Etruscan animal bone replacement teeth, and even Mayan shell and stone dental implants. After centuries of research, modern dentists settle on dental implants as the gold standard for tooth replacement.

At Wicker Park Dental Group, Dr. Raj Devisetti and Dr. Krishna Gopisetty have undergone additional training to successfully install dental implants. Speak with our experienced Chicago dental team for more information on how we can help return your smile to its former glory.

Although losing teeth can be a difficult chapter of your health history, our dentists can rewrite your story with dental implants. Continue reading to discover the advantages of dental implants over other restorative dentistry measures.

Dental implants function as great as they look.

Although it’s unclear if the earliest pioneers in tooth replacement aimed to improve aesthetics or function, we know now that contemporary dental implants don’t skimp on either. Furthermore, dental implants are modeled after the natural tooth structure. Beneath our gums, each tooth has roots that stabilize it. Additionally, our tooth roots enable positive, daily stimulation—protecting the jawbone from deteriorating. After the dental implant fuses to the supporting jawbone, dentists fit natural-looking restorations on top of the implant to fill in gaps in the smile.

Conversely, a significant downfall of traditional dental prosthetics (such as dentures) is that they can only replace the visible portion of the tooth (the crown) but cannot replicate its entire structure. Because tooth roots are absent, the bone recedes and reabsorbs back into the body. Eventually, the lower half of the face appears sunken and hollow.

Dental implants are the total package and closely replicate the entire tooth’s structure, preserving the structure and shape of the smile, mouth, and face.

Implant-supported restorations can be customized to fit your needs.

Are you worried that your implant-supported restorations will look fake or unnatural? If so, don’t. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or several teeth, your dentist will devise a strategic, personalized plan to complement your facial features.

After drafting your proposal, your dentist will send the plans to a laboratory. Here, lab technicians meticulously manufacture your restorations to match any remaining natural teeth’s shade, sheen, and shape. If you choose dental implants, it won’t be easy to distinguish between your natural teeth and your dental restorations.

Implants are low maintenance.

After the dental implant heals and the restoration is safely secured, maintaining them is like caring for natural teeth and does not require special care. Daily dental hygiene, routine dental check-ups, cleanings, and occasional prosthetic replacement help your dental implants effortlessly sustain for years to come.

Dental implants can be affordable.

Dental implants are a long-lasting investment that can empower a person not to need more extensive restorative dentistry along the line. If you are concerned about out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance, speak with the Wicker Park Dental Group family about CareCredit financing.

Are dental implants worth it?

Dental implant-supported restorations are the next best thing to natural teeth because of their superior function, feel, and appearance. Find out if dental implants are suitable for your smile by calling (773) 276-5566 or messaging us online.

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