Opting for full dental implants in Skokie is an excellent way to restore your smile’s aesthetic and functionality. Implants are placed into the jawbone and are made of metal. Once they fuse to the bone, you can have a prosthetic placed over it, either a single crown or several fused together. Skokie residents who have lost their teeth can get implant surgery. You can restore one tooth that got knocked out or restore your whole smile. Our dental implant specialists, referred to as prosthodontists, will take care of your smile every step of the way.
Who is a Candidate?
In the past, you had to have enough jawbone left to allow for the surgery, but advancements in technology allow you to rebuild the bone before the surgery, allowing almost anyone to benefit from dental implants. However, it is a surgical procedure, so to maximize the success of the procedure, you should be relatively healthy, be prepared to maintain good oral hygiene, and talk to your doctor and dentist first.
Dental implants have many benefits over other options for tooth replacement, such as dentures. For one, they are highly durable and can last a long time. Dentures usually wear out over time, which means you need to get them refitted or get replacements every few years. This can be tedious and expensive, depending on your insurance options.
Implants are sturdier, as well, because they are surgically implanted into the bone, and the bone fuses to the implant. They aren’t removed and can be cleaned just like your normal teeth. However, the crown (the part that looks like a natural tooth) sits on top of the gums and must be cleaned correctly. You do not have to remove the crown to clean it as you do with partial or full dentures, though. You can brush regularly and floss with a Waterpik.
Full dental implants can turn a toothless smile into a dazzling white array of teeth. Visit EON Clinics in Skokie to learn more.