What To Expect With Dental Implants - Chicago, IL
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Struggling with Missing Teeth
If you’re missing teeth, you are all too familiar with the struggle to enjoy your favorite foods comfortably and smile with confidence. Even a single missing tooth can create a cascade of problems, putting excess pressure on the surrounding teeth and creating disharmony in your bite. Missing and failing teeth can leave you feeling ashamed of your smile and reluctant to let your personality shine. For patients missing many or all their teeth, or who struggle with failing dental health, you may notice changes in the shape of your face, and constant pain and discomfort. Living with missing and failing teeth or old-fashioned dentures can limit your food choices, putting you at risk for nutritional deficiencies.
Fortunately, dental implants now offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. No matter how many teeth you are missing, dental implants are the “gold standard” solution. Dental implants can restore your oral health, smile aesthetics, and dental function and do so for decades! Dr. Michelle Beckerly and our team at Brighter Smile have extensive experience providing dental implants in Chicago, IL. Our expertise can help you achieve a new smile and quality of life with this permanent solution.
A Versatile Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a versatile solution to replace any number of missing teeth. A single implant can replace an individual tooth, an implant-supported bridge can replace several teeth in one area, and full-mouth dental implants or implant-supported dentures can completely replace all the teeth without the need for an old-fashioned removable denture.
Although dental implants cost more than some other options for replacing teeth, their function, appearance, and longevity as a solution to tooth loss are far superior to other alternatives. For example, a dental bridge is a good way to replace a single missing tooth but depends on the health of the surrounding teeth to act as the support for the restoration. It also leaves a gap between the false tooth and the gums, which can sometimes compromise the appearance of your smile. Although a single dental implant costs more than a bridge, it gives you a more natural replacement that blends seamlessly with your smile while avoiding the need to work on the surrounding teeth.
Despite the higher initial cost, implants—especially full-mouth dental implants—offer a better value than other treatments over the long term. For example, dentures need to be adjusted and replaced regularly as the shape of your bone and gum tissue changes. Your full-mouth dental implants, on the other hand, can last decades with regular maintenance visits and adequate home care.
Anatomy of a Dental Implant
Dental implants deliver a strong, stable replacement for missing teeth using three components. First, the dental implant post mimics the root of a natural tooth. The implant post is secured into the bone of the jaw, preventing it from shrinking and protecting the health of the jaw joint as well as the contours of your face. Second, the restoration replaces the visible top portion of a tooth using strong, beautiful materials that will look and feel natural and blend seamlessly with your smile. Third, an abutment connects the two other components.
With these three components working as one, dental implants can withstand up to 99% of normal chewing forces. That means you can eat all your favorite foods without limitations. Where traditional dentures rest on top of your soft tissue, relying on suction to stay in place, your full-mouth dental implants won’t shift, slip, click, or fall out, allowing you to enjoy your life to the fullest and smile with confidence for a lifetime!
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An Affordable Way to Achieve Your Dream Smile
Along with lasting, life-changing advantages, dental implants also come with a higher initial cost than traditional alternatives. Because we believe every patient deserves the best possible care, we strive to provide affordable dental implants without sacrificing quality.
We recognize these transformative effects which is why we do everything we can to make your dental implant treatment in our Chicago, IL implant practice achievable. We’ll file your insurance claim on your behalf and connect you with leading financing companies that can break your payment down into manageable monthly payments. We also offer in-house financing to ensure every patient gets the best dental experience possible, without breaking the bank. We’re here to help you live your best life with a full set of strong, stable teeth!