8 Really Awesome Facts about Dental Implants in Chicago, PART 3

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8 Really Awesome Facts about Dental Implants in Chicago, PART 3 Photo by Rooden Salle

Welcome back to our three-part article series on dental implants in Chicago and some of the fascinating facts to be found on this technology. In our previous post, we revealed that dental implant procedures have a fantastic 98% success rate and that only four dental implants can be used to replace an entire set of missing and/or failing teeth. We have three more facts yet to explore, so let’s not waste any time doing so…

Awesome Fact # 6 ~ Dental Implants Help to Prevent Jawbone Atrophy

The roots of your teeth do more than just anchor them in your mouth… They actually provide an indispensible service to the underlying jawbone tissue. By transferring the forces associated with grinding, chewing and biting into the bone, the tooth roots keep the jaw “exercised” and healthy. When you lose your teeth, you also lose this stimulation, which can lead to atrophy of the jawbone. An atrophied jawbone shrinks and reduces in volume, resulting in that sunken-in facial appearance one typically associates with elderly denture-wearers.

Conventional teeth replacement technologies, such as removable dentures and bridges, only replace the visible portion of the tooth structure: the crown. Because they don’t replace the roots, replacing teeth with these technologies is just as helpful to maintaining jawbone health as not replacing your teeth at all! Dental implants, on the other hand, replace both the crowns and the roots of missing teeth and this helps to maintain jawbone health and volume.

Awesome Fact # 7 ~ Dental Implants Don’t Hurt Any More than a Straightforward Tooth Extraction

Dental implants have an unfair reputation for being exceptionally painful. In reality, they are no more painful than a straight-forward tooth extraction! The procedure itself is always performed under the effects of a local or general anesthetic (depending upon the nature of your surgery) and post-operative discomfort can be effectively managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Most patients report feeling absolutely fine after a few days spent taking it easy. There really is no reason to fear!

Awesome Fact # 8 ~ Dental Implants Support Restorations that are Virtually Indistinguishable from Natural Healthy Teeth and Gums

In the case of single tooth replacement, a dental implant is used to support a durable ceramic tooth crown, which is fabricated from materials that closely mimic the strength and optical properties of natural dental enamel. In the case of fixed oral rehabilitation and the replacement of an entire arch of teeth, dental implants are used to support a customized prosthetic dental bridge. This bridge is made from high quality materials that also mimic the appearance of natural teeth and pink, healthy gums. Just look at the picture below… could you honestly tell the difference between the patient’s new teeth and a complete set of natural healthy teeth? Didn’t think so!

A Final Note on Dental Implants

This three-part article series barely scratches the surface of the benefits and advantages of dental implants as a solution for missing teeth. If you have lost one or more of your original adult teeth, speak to a dental implant specialist in Chicago about how you can get your beautiful confident smile restored!

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New Teeth Chicago offer patient’s state of the art, far more sophisticated and long term solutions with dental implants in Chicago. Rooden Salle is a renowned Chicago Implant Dentist.

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