Do you have one or more missing teeth? Well, if you’re in search of a tooth loss solution, a dental implant might be the ideal answer for you. Our South Chicago permanent teeth have quite a few advantages over more traditional restorations, such as bridges and dentures. They look, feel, and function very much like a natural tooth does. You will be able to speak, chew, and laugh with complete confidence.
It’s important to know that bridges and dentures only replace the tooth on the surface. But you used to have a root beneath. Dental implants address both. You might be wondering why this is such a big deal. For one thing, it allows our South Chicago permanent teeth to remain unmovable, and without having to affect your nearby teeth or using any messy and unreliable adhesives. Another reason is that having a replacement root prevents gum and bone tissue from atrophying. And finally, your normal facial contours are preserved, which gives you a distinct cosmetic edge.
The first step of getting our South Chicago permanent teeth is to make sure that you’re a good candidate for them. You will need to have healthy gums and a jaw bone that is strong and thick enough to accept and hold the implant. This can be determined with a simple office visit. There are other considerations. For example, being a smoker or a diabetic could hinder your ability to qualify for a dental implant, but Dr. Weinfield will discuss this with you, as it varies based on your individual situation. Moving forward, a cylindrical titanium post (the root) is placed surgically in your jaw. Over the course of several months, your jaw bone will grow around it, fusing with it, and creating a very strong bond. A tooth-colored crown is then put on top and cemented to the post.
With proper care, there is every reason to expect that our South Chicago permanent teeth can last for a lifetime. If you need to replace all of the teeth on one jaw (especially the lower one), implant posts can be used as a foundation for dentures, giving you the best advantages of both options: you get a one piece restoration and the roots to hold it in place without the uncertainty and bother of adhesive.
Do you have missing teeth that need to be replaced? Or do you have removable bridges that you would like to replace with permanent dental implants? When you are thinking about getting dental implants in South Chicago we hope you will visit with our cosmetic dentist at our practice, Linda M. Weinfield DDS.
Our expert cosmetic dentist is Dr. Linda M. Weinfield. She provides exemplary services in the areas of general, cosmetic or implant dentistry. If you are interested in getting dental implants in South Chicago, Dr. Weinfield will be able to help you with this popular process. The first thing that will need to be done is that Dr. Weinfield will need to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. She will need to determine that your jawbone is indeed strong enough to hold the implant, and then review your medical history with you to make sure that there are no medical problems that will keep your jawbone from fully healing. Once you are cleared for implants, our dentist will surgically implant the titanium root portion of the implant into your jawbone. This is done under local anesthesia and you will remain perfectly comfortable during the process. Your jawbone will then need to heal and the titanium root portion will fuse to the jawbone during this time – creating a steady and secure base for the upper porcelain crown portion. This healing and fusing will take several months and depends on your individual healing process.
Once the jawbone is fully healed our dentist will proceed to permanently attach the porcelain crown portion of the implants. At this point your dental implants in South Chicago are complete. Your new implants will look, feel and function just like regular permanent teeth. And since they are made to match your other teeth, no one will be able to determine that they are dental implants and not your own teeth. With dental implants you will be able to once again eat just about anything you desire. And the implants will always be comfortable and never interfere with your good speech. If you would like to meet with our dentist regarding getting dental implants, contact our office for an appointment.
Having a smile that you feel afraid to show off can be disconcerting. Whether it is due to discoloration, missing teeth, broken teeth, or even metal fillings and other appliances, you may not feel completely comfortable when you smile or even when you speak. But there are options and solutions here at our Oak Lawn dental office. Schedule an appointment with Linda M. Weinfield DDS to assess any of your dental needs. Dr. Weinfield can provide you with a full white, natural looking smile no matter what sort of dental work you need to have done.
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Here at our Oak Lawn dental office, Linda M. Weinfield DDS can offer you and your family a wide variety of porcelain dental restorations. These restorations are available for a number of dental procedures and will yield you natural looking results. Among some of the dental procedures that offer a porcelain option are crowns and caps, veneers, bridges and dentures, and dental implants. If you’re missing teeth, then dental bridges and dentures are your best bet. The artificial porcelain teeth are made to resemble your remaining teeth and will create a seamless smile. If you have broken, uneven teeth then dental crowns and caps can help restore the function of your teeth and restore the appearance of your smile. Porcelain dental crowns and caps can also be used to fix cracked teeth or even cover up tooth discoloration or yellowing. Your teeth will appear natural when you smile and speak. If you are simply dissatisfied with the overall appearance of your teeth, then porcelain veneers are another available option. These can be used to cover misshapen or discolored teeth. If you want to make minor adjustments to your smile, porcelain veneers are an appropriate option for you.
If any of these aforementioned concerns are weighing on your mind then feel free to schedule an appointment with Linda M. Weinfield DDS here at our Oak Lawn dental office today. Dr. Weinfield will meet with you for a preliminary examination in order to become better acquainted with your mouth and your dental needs. From there, she will work with you to prescribe the best treatment option for you.