Missing just a single little tooth can be a big problem in your day-to-day life. You may find it difficult to laugh freely, speak confidently, or even fully enjoy your favorite foods because of that gap in your smile. Thankfully, you can replace your teeth with the next best thing: dental implants! Find out how your implant dentist can help you get back to living your best life with a beautiful, functional, and complete set of pearly whites.
A Smile That Looks and Feels Lifelike
Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your natural teeth, dental implants can rebuild your fully intact smile. They’re the only option currently available that replaces teeth both above and below the gumline. The restoration above the gumline is made of dental porcelain, which is known for how well it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Beneath it, a small titanium post anchors it to your jawbone just like the roots of a natural tooth would. This allows your dental implant to feel just as incredibly natural as it looks. In fact, you may even have trouble distinguishing it from the rest of your teeth.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
While a beautiful and complete smile is important, it needs to be functional as well. Thanks to the dental implant’s solid foundation below the gums and the dental porcelain it’s made of, you can continue to use your new teeth just as you used to. You can keep enjoying all your favorite foods like steak, corn on the cob, and apples because dental implants:
- Are extremely durable and unlikely to crack or chip.
- Can restore nearly all your natural biting force.
- Won’t slip or pop out of place as you eat.
Protect Your Oral Health
In addition to restoring the appearance and function of your smile, dental implants also help protect your oral health. The gap left behind by your missing tooth can trap plaque, bacteria, and food particles, which boosts your risk of oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease. What’s more, your jawbone begins to deteriorate as soon as a tooth’s roots are removed. Filling that empty space with a dental implant will make it easier to keep your smile clean and your jaw strong.
Don’t let missing teeth keep you from enjoying all your favorite things in life. Dental implants are a lifelike, comfortable, and long-lasting way to get back to enjoying your complete smile!
About the Practice
At Dental Dynamics in Skokie, IL, we want to make replacing teeth as easy, comfortable, and effective as possible. That’s why Dr. Jon Davidson invited periodontist Dr. Rauf Yousuf and oral surgeon Dr. Alexander Katsnelson to join the team. They have the advanced training needed to handle every step of revitalizing your smile with dental implants right within our office. If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth, please contact them for a free consultation via their website or at (847) 329-9801.