Dental Implants: The Cosmetic Dentistry Solution for Tooth Loss

Woman from Glenview with Dental ImplantsIf you have missing teeth and unsightly gaps that are affecting your confidence but you don't like the idea of dentures, there is an alternative – dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. These screws hold artificial teeth and act as synthetic roots. As they are anchored in the jaw, they are very stable and with proper care can last a lifetime. Glenlake Dental Care can help you achieve the smile you dream of using such implants.

What Happens During Implant Surgery?

The procedure is carried out with a local anesthetic. After this is administered, the dental surgeon makes a small cut in the gum and drills a hole in the jaw bone. Usually, a second visit is required to fit the artificial teeth so that the bone and gums have a chance to heal, but it may be possible to have them fitted on the same occasion.

Implants have several advantages over dentures:

  • They don't require adhesive and will stay in place just like natural teeth

  • You won't have to worry about your teeth slipping at an awkward moment

  • They won't damage your natural teeth like dentures can

  • Provided you brush your implants twice a day, there is less chance of decay than with dentures

  • Implants can look more like natural teeth than dentures do, so they represent a superior cosmetic choice.

However, you do need to have a healthy jaw bone and gums to have the procedure. Speak to a cosmetic dental care specialist to find out if the operation is suitable for you.