The dental implant is a unique replacement tooth, because it, more than any other restorative option, mimics the structure of a natural tooth. Our Orland Park dentists have found that patients who receive dental implants are thrilled at how natural these replacement teeth look, and how well they function.
The structure of the dental implant sets this replacement tooth apart from other restorative options like bridges and dentures. Every dental implant has a titanium root that is used to replace the natural tooth root. Our dental team embeds this implant root into the patient’s natural jawbone tissue—this serves as the foundation for the rest of the replacement tooth.
Here are just some of the ways that the dental implant can improve the patient’s life:
· The dental implant root keeps the replacement tooth in place permanently, so the patient does not need to worry about replacement teeth moving or shifting around during the day. You can speak and smile confidently with your implant in place!
· The dental implant root also helps to bolster the patient’s natural jawbone structure. Thus, the dental implant root actually helps to prevent the jawbone deterioration that often accompanies tooth loss
· Because the dental implant root keeps the replacement tooth in place 24/7, it is intuitive to live with and care for these replacement teeth. You’ll be able to eat and drink all of your favorite foods and beverages. When it’s time to clean your smile, you can brush and floss your teeth normally, as recommended by your dentist.
As you can see, dental implants can be hugely beneficial for dental patients of many ages. If you are dealing with tooth loss, our Tinley Park dentists are here to help you rebuild your smile—just give us a call when you are ready to get started!