By Randall Oaks Denta
February 24, 2020
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Tightly sealed lips due to bad or missing teeth can ruin your smile. Fortunately, due to advances in dentistry, you don't have to accept an imperfect smile anymore. Dental implants are one option that can return your teeth to their original look and bring back your natural smile. Available from Dr. Dan Adamo of Carpentersville, IL read on to learn what dental implants can do for you.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces the vacant root as well as the crown. Dental implants provide long-term solutions for missing or damaged teeth. These medical-grade titanium fixtures bond with your jawbone to gives you a feel and look that is completely natural. Unlike dentures and bridges, there is no slippage and you can eat your favorite foods without concern. Dental implants are the strongest, most dependable way to restore missing teeth.

Parts of a Dental implant

A dental implant has three distinct parts. First, the implant portion, which resembles a screw and roots the new tooth into your jawbone. An abutment then connects and supports your tooth to the implant. Finally the prosthetic tooth (or crown) is the part actually seen when you look at your new smile. Made of Zirconia, these pieces are not only durable, but they have a completely natural look to them as well. Dental implants help prevent the jawbone from damage due to tooth loss. This prevents your face from developing a "sunken" look due to deteriorating bone.

The Implantation Process

Dental implants are the strongest, most reliable method of replacing lost or damaged teeth and returning your natural smile. Through dental implant surgery, Dr. Adamo can replace one tooth or an entire set of top and bottom teeth. The procedure involves inserting the implant first which then needs to heal for 3-6 months. Your dentist can perform this minor surgery with local anesthesia here at our Carpentersville office. Following the healing period, your dentist will attach the abutment and crown, completing your new tooth.

Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call

For more information on dental implants call our Carpentersville office at (224) 484-8221 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Adamo.