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A Third Solution For Missing Teeth

A Third Solution For Missing Teeth

There have been numerous advances in dentistry over the last twenty or thirty years, perhaps the most notable is the development and rapid acceptance of dental implants. Prior to dental implants becoming commonly available, a patient with one or more missing teeth was given to choices; a bridge or a denture. Dental implants in Downers Grove are the third solution, one which is attractive, permanent and affordable.

The dental implant is a small titanium post imbedded directly into the jaw bone. Over time, perhaps six or seven months, the implant and bone fuse into one. The dentist mounts a replacement tooth to the top of the implant.

Dental implants have numerous advantages:

It looks, feels and performs identical to the natural tooth it replaces. People who hesitated to openly smile because they had a noticeable gap in their teeth find that a dental implant does wonders for their self esteem. As important as aesthetics are; dental implants in Downers Grove makes it much easier to eat and speak; there is no chance of slippage as with a denture. As a dental implant is a “stand alone” replacement tooth they also are beneficial to long term oral health as there is no need to involve other teeth as is the case with a bridge.

A high rate of success:

An implant dentist will never suggest a dental implant if there is a chance that it will not be successful, as such; the success rate is almost 100 percent.

Caring for your replacement tooth:

A dental implant requires no more attention than does your natural teeth. Daily care, brushing and flossing is all that is required and of course, twice a year checkups with your dentist.

If you are missing one or more teeth you should discuss the benefits of dental implants with your dentist.

If you believe dental implants in Downers Grove are for you then you should discuss the many benefits of them with your dentist. You are invited to make an appointment with Dr. Patrick J. Bannon.

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