How dental implants can restore the smile with long-lasting results
Losing a tooth is no laughing matter because your self-esteem was lost along with it.
Although it may only be a single tooth, it creates significant changes in your life. Not only are you insecure about your appearance, but you also can’t eat certain foods anymore. Plus, there are oral health complications brewing beneath the surface. At Royal Dental Care, we can rebuild a close replica of what nature gave you using a dental implant. We have the latest solutions to replace missing teeth to enhance your quality of life.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
Believe it or not, there are several consequences of tooth loss that you can’t see from the surface. Your jaw isn’t stimulated in the area anymore because you’ve lost the root, so your bone slowly deteriorates. This makes your adjacent teeth drift out of position because they don’t have adequate support. This leads to alignment issues that can make it difficult to clean your teeth properly. As a result, you have a heightened risk of tooth decay and gum disease. As more time passes, you may even lose additional teeth because you’ve lost too much bone.
The most traditional treatment is a fixed bridge, which replaces the tooth’s crown. We take an impression of the mouth to recreate your lost tooth to fill the gap. It is held in place by removing a thin layer of enamel from your adjacent teeth to bond customized dental crowns over them. This provides a nonsurgical solution that lasts for an average of 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced, but you will need to change healthy teeth permanently.
Now, there are multiple options to fill the space of a missing tooth to slow or completely stop the complications. We offer two solutions to rebuild your smile.
Single Tooth Implant
A single tooth implant is the only treatment to replicate the entire tooth structure, including the root. An implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to mimic the root. Over the next several months, your bone fuses to the post, allowing it to remain in place forever. After the bone has fully healed, an abutment is put over the post to connect your customized dental crown.
Benefits Of An Implant-Supported Crown
A dental implant is the only prosthetic to replace the entire tooth. This allows it to provide exceptional benefits that aren’t possible with a traditional fixed bridge, including:
- Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades.
- Looks natural using all-ceramic material to restore your confidence.
- Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force to enjoy your favorite foods.
- Stimulates new bone growth to stop dental drift.
- Improves oral health and reduces the risk of additional tooth loss.
- Doesn’t alter healthy teeth.
- Cost-effective and long-term solution.
Call the team at Royal Dental Care today to learn more about dental implants. With two office locations, we can serve you wherever you reside and provide comprehensive dental care! You can reach our Norridge office at (773) 232-3929 or our Schaumburg office at (847) 999-7620.