What are Dental Implants?
Tooth loss is a serious issue, affecting several important functions of your mouth. Everyday activities that you could once do without thinking about them (such as eating and speaking) suddenly become challenges. Moreover, they only get worse the more teeth you lose. Traditionally, the answer to tooth loss has been either a bridge or dentures, depending on your specific situation. At Cameo Dental Specialists, we offer you an alternative—dental implants.
What Happens When You Lose Teeth?Tooth loss can occur as the result of several different reasons—gum disease, bruxism, trauma, age. Moreover, when it does occur, several things start to happen. Depending upon the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), your smile is affected. Biting and chewing your food becomes difficult, and can even go so far as to affect your overall nutrition. Speaking becomes more difficult, and others may have a harder time understanding you. Under your gums, your jawbone begins to weaken, and change shape. This occurrence compromises the other teeth in your mouth, and it causes your face to age. Dental implants can help.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are the latest option for tooth replacement. They have surpassed traditional methods of replacement—bridges, partial dentures, full dentures—in popularity, and are preferred by both patients and dentists alike. Unlike traditional replacement methods, implants require surgery, but the benefits provided far outweigh the procedure.
Implants consist of three major parts. The implant is a titanium rod that is inserted into your jawbone. It relies on osseointegration or the fusion of your jawbone to the rods. This fusion turns the rod into a stable support, almost like a “root” for your replacement tooth. The abutment is the connector piece and is placed on top of the implant. It connects the titanium rod and the final component of your implants, the crown.
Types of Dental ImplantsDental implants are designed to replace any number of missing teeth. For this reason, there are several types of implants:
Enjoy the Benefits of Dental ImplantsImplants come with numerous benefits:
Replacing missing teeth is essential, not just for your smile, but for the functions of your mouth as well. Contact Cameo Dental Specialists today at (708) 456-7787 to find out if dental implants are right for you.
The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
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7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, IL 60525
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60607