Missing teeth can leave unsightly gaps in your smile that make it unappealing. Consequently, you may hide your smile due to embarrassment about your appearance. Dental implants offer a solution to replacing lost teeth, giving you an incentive to smile again. You can come to Total Health Dental for dental implant treatment if you live in Aurora, Illinois, or nearby communities.
Support is the main difference between these three dental restorative treatments. Dental bridges are supported by dental crowns placed on adjacent healthy teeth, requiring these teeth to be reshaped to accommodate crown fittings. Removable dentures are held in place through suction and/or dental adhesive. In contrast, implants are supported in much the same way as natural teeth.
Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and crown, which act as your new replacement tooth. Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin will surgically implant the titanium post into your jawbone, where it will integrate into your system and function like the root of a natural tooth. Once the post is fully assimilated into your system, it will be fitted with an abutment and porcelain crown to complete your treatment.
Dental implants offer the following advantages over other tooth restoration treatments: