By Hartej S. Sood, DDS
July 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss happens, but you don’t have to deal with gaps in your smile implants

You never imagined that you would lose a tooth as an adult, but it’s happened. Now what? While you might wallow in the fact that you’ll never have your tooth back it’s more important that you have Chicago, IL, dentist Dr. Hartej Sood who can help you restore your smile. We offer a wide range of tooth replacement options but nothing comes as close to a real tooth as a dental implant does.

How does a dental implant function like a real tooth?

It might be hard to believe that an artificial tooth could come close to the real thing, but dental implants can. An implant is a small metal post or screw that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth’s roots. The implant creates a strong, stable foundation from which to support a dental crown. Don’t worry; no one will see the implant. It will be nestled within the jawbone where it will function just like real tooth roots.

Why do people choose dental implants?

Yes, there are other options out there for getting a full smile back including dentures and dental bridges. So, why choose dental implants in Lincoln Park, Chicago? Dental implants offer a variety of unique benefits for its wearer. Some of these benefits include:

A natural look

Implants are the closest you can get to a natural tooth so it will both look and function just like a real tooth.

Long-term restoration

We know that once you finally have a full smile back that all you want to do is keep it as long as possible. Unfortunately, most tooth replacements will need to be replaced eventually. An implant could end up lasting the rest of your life with the proper care, though the dental crown on top of the implant may need to be replaced.

Restored chewing/speech

Tooth loss can affect your ability to chew certain foods. You may also notice that your tooth loss has caused a speech impediment. To restore both of these everyday habits the best option is a dental implant since it’s the next best thing to having a real tooth. You’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods again without worrying about your smile, either.

Have we piqued your interest? Are you ready to get dental implants from our Lincoln Park, Chicago restorative dentist? If so, the very next step is to schedule a consultation with our dental team to make sure you are right for implants. Book your next appointment today.