Missing even a single tooth can ruin your smile and put you at greater risk for various health issues. This is why it’s essential to restore missing teeth as soon as you can.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the variety of options for tooth replacement, but if you’re missing an entire arch of teeth or need them replaced, then full-mouth dental implants or complete dentures will be what you need. At Total Health Dental, Aurora, Illinois, Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin will review all your options and discuss essential details, such as the cost of dental implants.
A dental implant is a marvel of dental engineering consisting of a strong, miniature post crafted from either high-quality titanium or ceramic zirconia, designed to replicate the root structure of a natural tooth. The implant is meticulously positioned within the upper or lower jaw through a precise surgical procedure.
Dr. Mohsinuddin, an expert in dental implants, will first assess your suitability for this transformative procedure. If he determines you are a prime candidate, he will discuss your case with our surgeon and he then insert the dental implant into your jawbone.
Over the following weeks, your body will embrace the implant, allowing it to fuse with the jawbone and integrate with the surrounding gum tissue, establishing a solid foundation.
Once the tooth implant has successfully fused with your jawbone, an abutment will be placed, which serves as a connector, to provide a secure platform for the final restoration.
At this stage, a custom-crafted dental crown is placed onto the abutment, resulting in a permanent, visually pleasing tooth replacement that blends harmoniously with your natural dentition.
Additionally, dentures or fixed bridges can be securely anchored to dental tooth implants, providing unparalleled stability and functionality for those seeking a more comprehensive smile restoration.
All-on-four may be the perfect solution if you’re seeking a reliable way to secure your dentures. With this innovative technique, Dr. Mohsinuddin will strategically work with our surgeon who will position four dental implants in your upper or lower arch, providing unparalleled stability and strength. Your new dentures will then snap securely over these implants, allowing you to enjoy optimal functionality and comfort.
Whether you’re missing one or several teeth, dental implants can make your smile as good as new. Best of all, your implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance!