Elmhurst Dental Implant Dentist Uses Dental Implants To Their Fullest Potential

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jun 11, 2014

Elmhurst Dental Implant Dentist Uses Dental Implants To Their Fullest Potential

When you have lost a tooth (or multiple teeth), it is in your best interest to find an appropriate replacement tooth for you, and have it placed in your mouth as soon as possible. One restorative treatment that our patients love is the dental implant. The thing is, dental implants are not used in just one way—there are actually a number of different objectives that our dental team can achieve with implant technology. Keep reading to learn more…

Many patients already know that a dental implant can be used to replace an individual lost tooth. Each dental implant serves as a stand-alone replacement tooth—with a titanium implant root, as well as a restoration that looks like a natural tooth. Using dental implants in this way, you will have one implant placed for every tooth that is missing.

Alternatively, you can use dental implants with other prosthetic appliances in order to achieve the exact look and feel that you want when restoring your smile. The dental implant root—which is made of titanium—can actually anchor dentures and bridges. This provides the patient with increased prosthetic support and stability. When you use dental implants in this way, our dental team will place implant roots in strategic spots along your gum line. Then, these implant roots are capped with restorations that coordinate with your prosthetic device—basically allowing your denture or bridge to attach to the implant.

The exact treatment option that is right for you will depend on a number of factors: current oral health, number of missing teeth, ideal aesthetic results, timeline, and cost. The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation with our dental team. Our Elmhurst dental implant dentist office will work with you every step of the way, so that, ultimately, you end up with a restored smile that feels and looks natural.