A brand new smile could be yours with dental implants.
Losing a tooth as an adult was not something you expected to happen; however, from periodontal disease to injury, there are many reasons why millions of adults throughout the US are missing at least one tooth. If so you may be contemplating whether dental implants are the best way to treat your tooth loss. Our Joliet, IL, dentists Dr. Lanette Disera and Dr. Christine Dunham can help you decide.
Here are some cool facts you should know about dental implants.
Implants can replace one or all of your teeth
Since a single dental implant is designed to replace one tooth, most people assume that implants are only meant for someone who is missing a tooth. This is simply not true. In fact, even those dealing with complete tooth loss can benefit from implants. To restore a full row of teeth, our Joliet, IL, restorative dentists can place up to four implants along the arches of the jawbone to anchor a full set of dentures in place.
Implants can last a lifetime
Since implants take the place of your tooth roots and fuse together with bone and tissue, it makes implants a permanent part of your mouth. This makes investing in dental implants even more of a no-brainer for patients who know that they could have their implants for many decades. Of course, this also means maintaining good oral hygiene to ensure that your implants are properly cleaned and cared for so they can last you a long time.
Implants prevent complications related to tooth loss
If you decide not to replace your missing tooth or teeth there are a host of additional issues that can happen to your smile. For one, teeth may begin to shift into open gaps in your smile, paving the way for misalignments, gaps between teeth, and crooked teeth.
Furthermore, the bone will begin to deteriorate and lose density because of missing tooth roots, which will no longer provide the stimulation it requires. By placing a dental implant as soon as possible after tooth loss, we can provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to prevent bone loss and also prevent the rest of your teeth from moving out of alignment.
If you are an adult who wants to find the right tooth replacement option for you and your needs then call our dentists in Joliet, IL, today at (815) 744-4333 to schedule a consultation.