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What’s a dental implant?

Even with the latest advances in dental care, millions of people across the United States continue to suffer tooth loss. Whether it be from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury, a missing tooth left unattended can create several problems for the surrounding teeth, your gums, and jawbone. Luckily, modern dentistry can offer a dental implant, the fixed solution to restoring your confident smile.

Dental implant

Essentially, dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone by a dentist or periodontist. Once placed, these artificial roots bond with your natural bone, creating a strong foundation for one or more crowns.

How can a dental implant benefit me?

–       It stimulates the jawbone when chewing, meaning it preserves the jawbone and keeps it healthy.

–       A dental implant stops bone loss that occurs when a tooth is missing, and prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting into the space.

–       There is no need to reduce the size of neighboring teeth, unlike a traditional bridge.

–       An implant is strong, comfortable, and secure. It looks and feels like your natural tooth.

What does getting a dental implant involve?

The process of getting a dental implant requires several stages. These involve the examination, surgery, time for healing, and multiple visits to ensure a successful procedure.

Dental implants at The Dental Store.

At the Dental Store, your local Schaumburg dentist, we’re a practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile in a convenient, and friendly manner. Our in-house specialists, and dentists are dental implant experts who have completed advanced training in dental implantology, and  have also gained a tremendous amount of experience through many years of experience.

For additional information regarding dental implants, we encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have.