It was not too many years ago when dental implants were simply not available, anyone with one or more missing teeth either had their dentist fit them with a fixed bridge or a removable denture. Although bridges and dentures still have their place, dental implants in Chicago have brought a whole new dimension to replacing missing teeth.
There are a number of valid reasons why people are opting for dental implants:
* Aesthetics: Dental implants are small, titanium pins that are imbedded into the jaw bone, when the bone and implant become as one the implant serves as a new tooth root. Onto the root goes a custom made crown which is perfect alongside natural teeth. The fact that a tooth implant looks acts and feels no different than a natural tooth means the patient can eat, drink and converse without any impediments whatsoever.
* Durable: Even the best dentures will only last ten years or so, dental implants in Chicago will withstand the test of time. Although implants may be somewhat more costly up front, they are a onetime expense; the same cannot be said for dentures or a bridge. Dental implants, when looked after properly can last a lifetime.
* It is easier t replace a single tooth: If you have a single missing tooth you can get a bridge, the problem is though that the teeth either side of the missing tooth location have to be pared down which, over time, can weaken. This is not the case with a single implant; it is a standalone prosthetic and requires no attachment to other teeth. An implant is a superior method of replacing single teeth.
If you decide on dental implants in Chicago to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or provide stability for a denture ask your dentist about the available options.
Dental implants in Chicago are the ideal solution for people with one or more missing teeth. You are invited to discuss the process, timing and costs with Chicago Smile Design.