When you have lost teeth to replace, what options do you have? Well, you could choose a fixed bridge or partial removable dentures. And while neither of those are bad options, there’s another way you could go that would give you a host of benefits that those other two do not offer. That other way is our South Chicago permanent teeth, also known as dental implants. We’ll tell you all about the reasons why it’s such a fantastic way to fill that empty space where you used to have a natural tooth.
For a long time, it was just understood that if you got replacement teeth, only the part above the gum line would be addressed. The tooth’s root, a vital part of the foundation of any tooth, was simply not considered. But with our South Chicago permanent teeth, that has all changed. You see, dental implants are made out of two parts. The first is a replacement root. It is a post made from titanium and is surgically placed in your jaw. Over a few months, your jaw bone grows around the post, fusing with it. This gives you a durable and reliable bond. By acting as a new root, it also keeps your gum and bone tissue from atrophying and preserves your normal facial contours. The second part of the implant is a tooth-colored crown, which is put on top of the post and cemented to it.
Our South Chicago permanent teeth look and feel like natural ones. They even function like them. No worrying about them sliding around; no messy adhesives; no loss of tooth material from your surrounding teeth. With proper care, there is no reason not to expect them to last for a lifetime. And aside from the very real advantages of being able to eat, speak, and laugh with full confidence, you have a new tooth that will never have a toothache, never need a root canal, and never have to be pulled.
Call us and schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for our South Chicago permanent teeth. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can have a full set of teeth once again. And keep in mind, missing teeth also put you at greater risk for discomfort from shifting teeth and can have a negative impact on your chewing and digestion if those teeth are in the back of your mouth.