Missing teeth are not just an esthetic issue. If you have missing teeth, your jawbone, your other teeth, your gums and your overall health are suffering as well.
According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi from Ivan Smiles in Illinois, the goal of dentistry is to restore your teeth and gums back to their normal function, speech, aesthetics and comfort, however, the more teeth that you are missing, the more challenging it can be, and that is where dental implants come in.
Dental implants are the best replacement for missing teeth, and unlike dentures, will help stimulate your jawbone preventing loss.
Dental Implants are made from titanium and are metal screws or posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Once the implants are in place, and after your gums and bone have healed, Dr. Valcarenghi will mount ceramic replacement teeth directly on to the posts.
Types of Dental Implants
According to the American Dental Association, there are two types of dental implants recommended:
These types of dental implants are placed on top of the jawbone, just underneath the gum tissue. Once the gums have healed, the frame is then fixed to your jawbone. The posts will protrude through your gums allowing your dentist to place artificial natural looking teeth on top of the posts.
Surgically implanted into your jawbone, the surrounding gum tissue will need to heal before the second surgery can begin. During the second surgery, Dr. Valcarenghi will connect a post on to dental implant. Once that has healed, the artificial tooth will be attached individually or as a group on a permanent denture or bridge.
Why Dental Implants Work
Because dental implants fuse directly to the jawbone, you will be provided with a stable support system for your new artificial teeth. Bridges and dentures that are mounted to dental implants will not shift or slip like conventional dentures.
If you would like more information regarding dental implants, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi from Ivan’s Smiles in Chicago, Illinois today.
You really can smile with confidence. Schedule your dental implant consultation today.