If you have one or more missing teeth, you may have daydreamed about restoring the appearance of your smile and filling in the gaps. With dental implants, you can do just that, permanently replacing your missing tooth and its root to restore function and appearance to your teeth. What is a dental implant and how can it benefit your smile? Find out with Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Fran Lynch at Lynch Dental Care with locations in River Forest and Chicago, IL.
Do I need dental implants?
Dental implants benefit patients in many situations involving missing one or more of their teeth. Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth in a row, or even an entire row of teeth using an implant-supported denture. Implants stand on their own, allowing the patient to replace, for example, two teeth in a row on one side of their mouth and a single tooth on the other to close the gaps in their smile and ensure their jaw functions properly when it comes to eating and speaking.
What can I expect from the dental implants process?
Dental implants require several appointments with your dentist. Implants are designed to last a lifetime with the proper care. Undergoing the process once allows you to enjoy a full, beautiful smile for years to come. The process will begin with your dentist placing the implant, and there will be a waiting period. This healing time ensures that your implant fully integrates into the jawbone. The second phase of your implant process begins after fully healing from implantation and involves securing the dental crown onto the implant.
Dental Implants in River Forest and Chicago, IL
If you think you can benefit from dental implants, a consultation with your dentist is the first step to a new you. For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Fran Lynch at Lynch Dental Care with locations in Chicago, IL, and River Forest, IL. Call (312) 263-3235 to schedule your appointment in Chicago or (708) 366-6411 to schedule your appointment in River Forest today!