Tooth loss can devastate your smile in a number of ways. Beyond the obvious aesthetic issues, tooth loss leaves your smile susceptible to further damage and deterioration. Additionally, the hole in your smile, caused by tooth loss, can lead your other teeth to shift, and your jawbone tissue to deteriorate.
That is why it’s so important for patients to pursue restorative treatment as soon as possible. Today, our Orland Park dental implant dentists are giving you some more information about how these replacement teeth work. We hope that this brief overview helps you get a better idea of whether dental implants can work for you!
The one thing that really sets dental implants apart from other tooth replacement options is the titanium root. Every dental implant is permanently grounded in the patient’s jawbone tissue through a titanium root. Over time, the titanium of this root actually bonds with the patient’s natural jawbone tissue; this helps to prevent loss of jawbone tissue density.
Thanks to advancements in the world of restorative dentistry, our team is now able to use implant roots to hold larger prostheses, like dentures and bridges, in place. In these cases, our dentist places implant roots in a few strategically selected spots along the jawline. Then, we retrofit the prosthesis to snap in place over these roots.
Treatment timelines will vary depending on what type of dental implant treatment you choose. Mini dental implant roots, which are often used to anchor larger prostheses, require less healing time after insertion than conventionally sized dental implant roots do.
There are a number of things to consider when choosing a tooth replacement treatment options. You want to think about treatment timeline, cost, and the type of post-treatment maintenance that will be required. You also want to make sure that the restorative treatment you choose allows you to live the day to day life you want.
Our Orland Park dental implant dentists are here to help you assess all over your treatment options, ultimately, pick a replacement tooth solution that works for you now, and for years to come. It all begins with a thorough oral health assessment. Please feel free to call our Orland Park dentists to learn more or to schedule your personal consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!