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Having a Confident Smile – A Closer Look at Dental Implants

Nothing builds your self-confidence, along with opening new social and professional opportunities, like a winning, engaging smile. If you think you can never have that type of smile because of missing or damaged teeth, nothing could be further from the truth.

Through advancements in modern dental technology, giving you a confident smile by replacing lost or damaged teeth is now both effective and convenient through the use of dental implants.

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The Anatomy of a Dental Implant

In case you’re not familiar with the process of building confident smiles through implants, here is a brief primer on dental implants and how they work.

Typically, a dental implant is made up of three main parts: these are the dental post, the abutment anchor, and the dental restoration or prosthetic.

  • A dental implant post – The post stands in the “root” of your implant. It’s similar to a small screw and is made of bio-friendly, dental-grade titanium. Once in place, the post fuses with the jawbone, stabilizing the bite and structure of the jaw.
  • An abutment anchor – The anchor is a small metal piece anchoring the dental restoration to the dental post. Once the implant post has thoroughly fused with the jawbone, the anchor is then attached to the post and protrudes slightly above the gum line. The final dental restoration will be attached to the anchor for a stable and functional result.
  • The dental restoration – This is the part of the implant that mimics the crown of the missing or damaged tooth. The dental restorations are created using the most modern, high-quality dental materials available, and all restorations are color matched and shaped to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

This type of cosmetic dental work can not only boost your confidence but restore your ability to eat, drink and speak with ease. In addition to the advantages we’ve discussed elsewhere, here are three additional benefits of dental implants.

  1. They have the appearance of healthy, natural teeth. In contrast to dental crowns, bridges, and dentures, the dental implants more closely mimics the entire structure of your natural teeth, including the roots, giving the replacement teeth a more lifelike feel. The structure of the implant also stabilizes the prosthesis, preventing it from shifting or moving as you bite and chew.
  2. They provide vital assistance to your jawbone. One of the most unfortunate consequences of tooth loss is that with the loss of the roots of those teeth, your jawbone is receiving fewer nutrients, leading to a shrinkage of the jawbone as it loses mass and density in the ensuing years.

    Fortunately, dental implant posts help stop this degradation by reestablishing stimulation to the gums and jawbone each time you bite and chew. This restored stimulation helps bring back your jawbone’s nutrient supply, which is vital to its long-term health and integrity.

  3. Keep your routine simple with daily maintenance. Again, in contrast to bridges and dentures, when replacement teeth are anchored in place with implants, you no longer need things like clasps and adhesives. That also means there will be no extra apparatus to clean when you brush and floss daily.

    It’s essential to remember, however, that even with implants, maintaining good oral health still requires consistently good oral hygiene each day, as well as regular professional dental checkups and cleanings.

Your Naperville Cosmetic Dentist

We hope this summary provides you with a better understanding of the many benefits dental implants have to offer. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry are among our specialties at Naperville Commons Dental, and we encourage you to learn more about dental implants and the beautiful smile they can give you.

Our practice also offers a variety of other cosmetic dental treatments, including but not limited to:

Teeth Whitening

Porcelain Veneers

Tooth Coloring

We also provide routine dental care as well as family dentistry services for the younger members of your household. Let our team of professionals help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed about.

Schedule your free consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Naperville, IL.

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