The thought of losing one of your front teeth strikes fear in many hearts. It's normal to be concerned about how your smile and speech may be affected. Even simple things like biting into an apple or a slice of pizza can be significantly affected when one of our teeth goes missing, let alone a front tooth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth or had to have one extracted, it can have a lasting impact on your smile, your lifestyle and even your health. This is why many people explore dental implants for a long-lasting solution that is natural in both look and feel. Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing, damaged, or extracted teeth and are usually preferred over other tooth replacement options.
At Weller Dental in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, our experienced cosmetic dentists offer this revolutionary solution to help restore normal function, appearance, and confidence to their patient’s smiles. Read below as Weller Dental explains how dental implants can help you overcome losing your front teeth and others. When you have a tooth that cannot be saved, dental implants may be the ideal, long-lasting answer.
The natural-looking solution
Traditional bridge and denture tooth replacements are still a very popular option for many people. However, the location of the missing tooth is an important factor when deciding between a bridge and an implant. Choosing a bridge to replace a missing tooth at the front of your mouth may be both noticeable and unnatural looking. Using a titanium screw that fuses directly to the jawbone, implants replace the entire missing tooth, from the root to the crown. The results are so natural that no one will notice that your front or back teeth are not your own.
Benefits of dental implants
Beyond offering the closest replication of natural teeth, dental implants provide Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, patients needing tooth replacement with a myriad of advantages. Dental implants can:
Mimic the function, appearance, and feel of real teeth
Provide a long-lasting solution with proper care
Keep adjacent teeth stable
Prevent bone loss
Allow for comfortable, secure biting and chewing abilities
Prevent facial sagging and add contour to the jaw
Replace one tooth or a total arch of missing or damaged teeth
Implant dentistry offers a range of options
Implant dentistry brings a unique blend of flexibility and versatility to tooth replacement options. Perhaps one of the most attractive advantages of choosing dental implants is their ability to help you overcome the loss of any number of teeth. Our team at Weller Dental is experienced in several different types of implant dentistry techniques:
Single Dental Implants
During this process, a titanium implant screw and a custom-made dental crown are used when replacing individual missing teeth. These tooth replacements can be positioned in the front or back areas of the mouth, and blend naturally for a look that is virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
For patients with two or more consecutively missing teeth, an implant-retained bridge may be the best solution to restore the bite, proper oral function, and appearance. A bridge consists of a series of two or more crowns that are integrated into the appliance but still look like separate teeth. During this technique, each bridge end is affixed to and supported by a dental implant surgically placed within the jaw.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
Even the loss of an entire arch of teeth is no match for dental implants. Total-arch implant solutions can be accomplished through the strategic placement of 4 – 6 dental implants within the upper or lower jaw. These implants are designed to support a natural-looking, full-arch tooth replacement appliance, which is securely attached immediately following the implant surgery. With the All-on-4 dental implants option, you don’t have to go even a single day without teeth.
A dentist you can trust
Many dentists offer dental implant procedures. However, your oral health, along with tooth replacement needs, relies on a dentist who has the unique skills and expertise in this type of care. At Weller Dental in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, our team possesses the knowledge along with the advanced training in the latest techniques for implant placement and restoration procedures. We take your care very seriously. That means employing a precise approach to planning and performing implant procedures that deliver an outcome our patients will feel proud to show off.
Don’t ignore tooth loss
At some point in almost everyone’s life, tooth loss will be experienced. Don’t let it interfere with your quality of life or the beauty of your smile. Dental implants are a game-changer for a wide range of patients and could be ideal for restoring your oral health and function after losing one or more teeth. To hear more about the many benefits of dental implants and determine if you are the right candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Weller Dental at our Chicago or Hinsdale, IL, locations. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find a long-lasting, natural-looking tooth replacement solution.