Replace Teeth Or Secure Dentures With Dental Implants
Dr. Thomas J. Feder, DDS: Dental Implants in Belleville, IL
Are you living without teeth, or will soon be having teeth extracted? The office of Dr. Thomas J. Feder offers a reliable, authentic way to replace missing teeth! If you are looking for a tooth replacement option that will always stay in place and look and act like a natural tooth, dental implants may be for you. Depending on your specific needs, we can help you achieve a single tooth implant or a full set of new implant-secured teeth.
Before dental implants, a bridge was the only option if you were missing a single tooth. The dentist would grind down the teeth on either side of the gap between the missing tooth and place a false tooth with two crowns over the prepared teeth. While this fixed the aesthetic issue of a missing tooth and restored function, it still created potential complications for neighboring teeth. With dental implants, there is no need to damage surrounding teeth to get your replacement tooth. While bridges may be preferable in some situations, dental implants are generally a better choice for both health and aesthetics.
What Is A Dental Implant?
So you may be wondering what a dental implant really is. In short, it is a prosthetic tooth root that holds a lifelike replacement tooth. Now let’s talk in more detail.
With an implant, you are given an artificial tooth to take the place of your missing one. It starts with a procedure to install a titanium post, which will fuse to your bone and become just as stable as a real root. Through this process, the prosthetic tooth root (implant) becomes a permanent part of your mouth.
While your mouth is healing (a period of usually about four months), we create a beautiful and natural-looking restoration. We then install the false tooth or denture on the implant after healing is complete. Our restorations are designed to look completely real and natural – no one will even know you were missing a tooth!
The Benefit Of Dental Implants
Dental implants truly are an amazing way to restore missing teeth. They look and act just like your natural teeth so that no one will ever know the difference! Let’s talk about some other major ways you will benefit from choosing dental implants. Other qualities you should consider are:
Strength – Dental implants are designed to replace almost 100 percent of your natural chewing power. While removable dentures provide some strength and allow you to return to eating solid food, you still may not have the chewing power to eat something crunchy or tough. With dental implants, you will be able to eat like normal! Enjoy the foods you love without worry when you choose dental implants!
Health – One of the biggest benefits of an implant dental crown is that it acts like a real tooth and helps to stabilize your jawbone and gums. The implant functions like the root of your old tooth and prevent slippage and movement of neighboring teeth. This helps create a healthier mouth and prevent problems later in your life that result from bone degeneration and shrinking gums.
Improved Confidence – Because your new teeth will look and act just like natural teeth, you will feel great about your smile! And as long as you brush and floss as directed, your dental implants should stay healthy and strong for the rest of your life. In our opinion, improved confidence is the ultimate benefit of choosing dental implants. If you want to feel great about your smile once again, this could be your permanent solution.
Make An Appointment
Implant crowns and implant-supported dentures are remarkable pieces of dental technology, and we are proud to offer these advanced dental implants in Belleville, IL! If you are interested in finding out more about implants, please contact our office directly. You can call our office today at 618‑235‑5141 or send us a message using our online form. We will be happy to help you schedule a date and time for your visit!
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