By Randall Oaks Dental
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Tightly sealed lips due to bad or missing teeth can ruin your smile. Due to advances in dentistry, you don't have to accept an imperfect smile. Dental implants are one option that can return your teeth to their original look and bring back your natural smile. Dr. Dan Adamo of Carpentersville, IL can give you information on how dental implants can help.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces the 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. This bonding procedure gives you a natural feel and look. 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. The abutment 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. The prosthetic teeth are made of Zirconia. Not only are they durable, but give your new teeth a natural look. 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.

Dental Implants in Carpentersville, IL

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 several weeks. The dentist can do this minor surgery with local anesthesia. If you are getting a full set of teeth, there is usually only a need for four implants to hold the teeth. However, if there is gum damage, you may require up to six. Afterward, you will continue brushing, rinsing and flossing your new teeth to ensure good dental health. Your dentist will continue helping you maintain your dental implants.

For more information on dental implants call Dr. Adamo at (224) 484-8221 in Carpentersville, IL.