The Cost-Effective Way To Replace Missing Teeth
Dental Implants at Lindenhurst Dental Arts
Living with missing teeth can significantly impact your quality of life, affecting your ability to speak, eat and smile confidently. At Lindenhurst Dental Arts, Dr. Korkis and his team offer a permanent solution to tooth loss with dental implants.
You don’t have to live with a gappy smile. Dental implants are the best permanent solution for tooth loss, replacing the entire tooth, from root to crown.
The negative emotions that come with missing teeth can finally drift away. Implants can transform your smile, overall health, feel, and function.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an excellent long-term option for replacing missing teeth. They provide a stable and robust foundation for replacement teeth that looks, feels, and function like natural teeth. The implants consist of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the crown.
The implant is a small titanium screw surgically placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. The abutment connects the implant to the artificial tooth, ensuring a perfect fit. The crown is the visible part of the tooth that matches the rest of your teeth and is attached to the implant.
What Can I Expect From Dental Implants Surgery?
The implant procedure involves an incision in the gums to place the implant into the jawbone. The gum tissue is then closed over the implant, and the bone grows around the post in a process called osseointegration. This process can take two to six months, during which a temporary crown may be attached. Once the implant has integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is connected, and a new dental crown fits the abutment.
Once secured, your brand-new teeth should instantly feel comfortable and completely natural. The implant process can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or complete upper and lower new teeth set.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer many benefits beyond just replacing missing teeth. They can improve your appearance by supporting your facial structure, preventing bone loss, and maintaining your natural profile. Implants also make speaking and eating more manageable by providing a stable base to bite with the same force as natural teeth. They are also easy to care for and convenient since they don’t require adhesives, cleaning tablets, or special flossers.
Implants also provide improved oral health benefits by preventing cavities and the need for attachments to other teeth, like a dental bridge. They can also stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss, which can occur when teeth are missing. Dental implants can last a lifetime if properly cared for, making them a cost-effective long-term solution.
The most obvious benefit of dental implants is greater enjoyment of life. Anyone with missing teeth sacrifices their confidence and the ability to smile, laugh and talk without covering their mouth in shame.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Most people missing one or more teeth are interested in dental implants. However, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support the implant to be a good candidate. If you have significant bone loss, your dentist may recommend a bone graft procedure to build up the jawbone before placing the implant.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and is virtually painless. You may experience discomfort or swelling after the procedure. However, you can manage pain with over-the-counter medications, which should subside within a few days.
Get Your Dental Implants at Lindenhurst Dental Arts
At Lindenhurst Dental Arts, we offer dental implant consultations to evaluate your oral hygiene and gum tissue and answer any questions you may have about the treatment plan. Dental implants require healthy gums and no signs of periodontal disease for successful placement. Sometimes, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary before implant placement.
If you’re interested in dental implants, contact us at (847) 305-4905 or email us to schedule a consultation. Our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you achieve the smile you deserve.
At Lindenhurst Dental Arts, Dr. Korkis and his team are committed to providing the highest quality dental care and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of dental implants.