Do you have a missing tooth or teeth that need replacement? If so, you have probably already heard about dental implants. However, dental implants are also used to solve various other dental issues. If you are looking for a great dentist in South Chicago who can provide you with dental implants, you will do well to visit us at the practice of Linda M. Weinfield DDS.
At our practice, our expert dentist in South Chicago is Dr. Linda M. Weinfield. Our entire practice is dedicated to brightening the smiles of our patients, and providing a caring and welcoming environment for all. More and more patients are coming to us to get dental implants to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants can also be used in other ways as well. The dental implant is actually made up of the lower titanium root portion and the upper porcelain crown portion. However, the lower root portion is also referred to as the actual dental implant; it is surgically inserted into your jawbone and then fuses with your jawbone as your mouth heals. This can take up to several months. Once the titanium root is firmly in place it can be used as the base for a porcelain crown which will serve as a permanent replacement tooth. This type of dental implant is great, as it will look and function just like your missing permanent tooth did. You will be able to eat anything you want, and your good speech will not be affected.
However, there are other things that a titanium root can be used for once it is inserted into your jawbone. The tooth root implant can be used to anchor dentures as well. This is particularly useful for lower dentures that many people have problems with shifting when they talk or chew. Also, when patients have removable partial dentures, implants can be used to replace the missing teeth so that there is a more natural looking smile. So, dental implant roots can be used to anchor several dental items in the mouth, not just permanent crowns for tooth replacement. If you would like to meet with our dentist in South Chicago to see what she can do to help with your missing teeth, simply contact our practice for an appointment.