The Many Benefits Of Dental Implants

Despite the many advances in preventative dental care there are still thousands of people that loose one or more teeth due to trauma, decay, gum disease, etc. In the past the solutions that were available to these people were limited to a fixed bridge or removable dentures, both of which have drawbacks. Today there is a third, and far better, option; dental implants in Mount Prospect.

What is a dental implant?

The actual dental implant is a small titanium screw that is imbedded directly into the jaw bone. Once the bone and implant fuse into one, the implant acts as a replacement tooth root. The implant acts as a foundation for a crown or multiple implants can be used to anchor a denture.

The many advantages of dental implants:

When a bridge is used to fill a gap between teeth, the teeth on either side of the gap must be ground down to accept the bridge. Decay can start under the crowns as it is quite difficult to maintain good dental hygiene. Dentures are also problematic, they often do not fit well and as your gums shrink and the jaw bone weakens it is necessary to have the denture relined. These problems simply do not exist when you opt for dental implants in Mount Prospect.

* They look great
* They have no detrimental impact on your speech
* They are durable
* Oral health is improved
* No problems with eating, and
* They improve your self esteem

Rate of success:

Regardless of where in the mouth the dental implant is located, the success rate is almost 100 percent. By maintaining excellent oral health practices; brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist for regular checkups, you can expect your dental implants in Mount Prospect to last a lifetime.

If you have one or more missing teeth you should consider dental implants in Mount Prospect. To discuss the benefits of dental implants in more detail you are invited to make an appointment with James Kakos DDS.

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