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What Are Dental Implants?

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What Are Dental Implants?

People who have one or more missing teeth have the natural tendency to cover their mouth when they smile. Missing teeth can be embarrassing and certainly shatter the individual’s confidence; not only that, missing teeth tend to make a person appear older. It used t be that there were only two solutions for missing teeth, both of which had drawbacks; a denture or bridge. This is no longer the case, dental implants in Downtown Chicago are a superior solution; once the implant procedure is finished the result is a replacement tooth that is every bit as good as a natural tooth.

How are implants fitted?

Using sophisticated surgical techniques, the implant surgeon sets a titanium screw into the appropriate area in the jawbone, over a period of six or seven months the implant fuses with the bone. The implant becomes the “root” for a replacement tooth. Even if there is insufficient bone, an implant is a viable solution as bone can be grafted where needed. Once the procedure has been completed, dental implants in Downtown Chicago can last a lifetime.

Benefits of dental implants:

There are a number of important benefits to having a dental implant. The success rate is extremely high, rarely is there a complication. As the actual implant is set directly into the jawbone, the gums do not recede which is always a problem with dentures. A bridge invariably includes teeth on either side of the gap, these teeth must be ground down to set the bridge; this is not an issue with dental implants as they do not rely on adjacent teeth for support.

There is no specific age limit for getting a dental implant; the only thing that is important is that the jaw is fully developed. This tends to limit the procedure to those in their late teens and older.

If you have lost a tooth to decay or trauma you may wish to investigate the benefits of dental implants in Downtown Chicago. You are invited to make an appointment with Dental Specialists of South Loop at https://www.endoperiosurg.com/. Like us on our facebook page.

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