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What Are Dental Implants?

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Missing teeth are no fun. Having gaps in your smile can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, make it hard to eat and speak, and even put your oral health at risk. If this sounds like something you’re struggling with, allow us to introduce you to the most popular tooth replacement solution around: dental implants.


The Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are a surgical solution to missing teeth. The implant itself is a titanium post, that looks much like a screw, and is inserted into the patients jawbone where the root of the missing tooth once was. Following insertion, the area will need to heal over a period of time, during which the implant fuses with the jawbone. Once the area has healed, a custom-made restoration is attached to the implant. Depending on how many teeth have been replaced, the restoration may be a bridge or a crown. Crowns are typically used for single tooth replacements, whereas a bride will do the trick for a few teeth in a row. Implant-supported dentures are also a great option in some situations.


The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have become a pretty popular solution to missing teeth. Because of the nature of the procedure, implants are a stable, durable, and permanent tooth replacement option. Once installed, the new tooth acts just like a natural tooth–so much so, you’ll forget it’s not real. Dental implants allow wearers to eat and speak normally, and smile proudly.


Dental Implants at Romeoville Dental Center

Ready to transform your smile? Here at Romeoville Dental Center, our amazing team are experts in dental implants, and tooth restoration in general. Come on in for a consultation, and we’ll help you determine the best restoration options for your smile. Give us a call to book a visit, or fill out our online form.

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