What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants (sometimes called tooth implants) are surgical-grade titanium posts that are surgically placed beneath your gums to replace the roots of teeth that have been extracted in the past. After placement, the implants fuse to the bone and act as artificial tooth roots. Replacement teeth – that can be either removable or non-removable – are then attached to the implants.
What are the benefits of Dental Implants?
One key benefit of dental implants is that they become a part of your jaw, offering stable support to either fixed or removable teeth. Dentures, bridges or individual teeth mounted to the implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth. You will enjoy better nutrition and improved speech as a result of your new dental implants. You will chew better, speak better, and perhaps best of all… you’ll gain a gorgeous smile that will boost your confidence.
The secure fit of implant-supported crowns and bridges feels much more natural than conventional dentures or partial dentures. In addition, you will also find the stability of implant-supported dentures to be far more comfortable than removable dentures.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
How can I tell if dental implants are the right choice for me?
We can help! As part of a thorough evaluation, our Crest Hill implant dentist, Dr. Rubis, will check the condition of your mouth, the supporting bone in your jaws and the way your upper and lower teeth fit together. Dr. Rubis may gather additional information by taking dental X-rays or making models of your teeth. This information will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.