Why is getting dental implants such a significant decision when it comes to your tooth loss?
When you lose a tooth you know you need to replace it as soon as possible. Of course, you may be wondering why so many people are turning to dental implants to restore their smile. If this is the case, our dentists Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Frances Lynch and Dr. Sheila Lynch of Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and River Forest, IL are here to shed a little light on what it takes to get dental implants and what makes them unique.
They are Designed to Last a Lifetime
This small metal post is typically made from titanium, which is extremely strong and resilient. While dental bridges or dentures are designed to last a few years before needing to be replaced, dental implants are the only restorations that could last you the rest of your life if you give them the proper care and maintenance they require.
They Stay in Place
Nothing is more embarrassing than having a set of teeth that move and shift around when you are trying to enjoy your food or when trying to speak to colleagues. Dentures can move around at times; fortunately, because implants and the jawbone fuse together, the implant will stay firmly in place. Several implants can even be placed throughout the jawbone to support a full set of dentures so they don’t move around.
They Support Your Jawbone
One complication of tooth loss is that the health of the jawbone is also affected. Once tooth roots are lost the jawbone will begin to breakdown due to a lack of stimulation. By having our River Forest, IL, general dentist place an implant into the jawbone we replace the tooth roots to ensure that the jawbone remains healthy and doesn’t break down. Dentures and bridges won’t be able to offer this major benefit.
Still have questions about dental implants? Want to sit down with us and find out if you are an ideal candidate for implants? Then call Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and River Forest, IL, to schedule your next visit with us.