Both the root and crown of a missing tooth can be replaced at Shining Smiles LLC, because we offer dental implants. These modern restorations are surgically placed in the jawbone for improved stability before our dentists place a dental crown on top that renews your smile’s appearance and function. Contact our experienced dentists, Dr. Milad and associates, to see if you can receive dental implants in Bolingbrook, Franklin Park, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield, Riverside, and Wheaton, Illinois. Ask about our dental implant special!
Dental implants are a permanent restorative solution for lost teeth. By simulating both major parts of the tooth, implants can integrate seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The main parts of the implant are the post, which acts as the root of the replacement, and the prosthesis, which acts as the visible part of the tooth.
The post is a metal screw, generally made of bio-compatible titanium, that is surgically placed in the jawbone. This is a permanent restoration and should never have to be replaced if regular dental hygiene habits are followed, including regular visits to our office. The post stimulates the jawbone, preventing the loss of bone mass that is characteristic of other kinds of tooth replacements.
The other part of the implant is the prosthesis, which is what allows the implant to function as a replacement tooth. This can be a single crown for single teeth, a bridge for multiple teeth or even an implant-supported denture for an entire arch of teeth! The prosthesis will have to be replaced periodically through your lifetime, but whatever kind it is, it will still last upwards of 10 years with proper care.
If you have any further questions or concerns about dental implants, please contact us at 815-600-8000; a member of our team will be happy to help you.