Elmhurst Dental Implant Dentists Help Patients Maintain Healthy Smiles

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on May 12, 2015

Few people realize thoroughly damaging tooth loss is to a patient’s oral health. Tooth loss is not just a cosmetic issue—every tooth in your mouth serves an important function, and helps to keep the overall structure of your smile strong and healthy.

So let’s say that you have lost a tooth (or two, or more). What kind of tooth replacement treatment will help to enhance the health of your smile, as well as the appearance?

The answer is the dental implant!

Our Elmhurst dental implant dentists have seen patients achieve great results with these replacement teeth. Once the dental implant is in place it looks natural, and it supports our oral health.

The key to the dental implant’s health-boosting power is the dental implant root. This root is actually implanted into the patient’s jawbone—in the exact spot where the patient’s natural tooth root used to be.

Every dental implant root is made of titanium. Titanium is the material of choice for replacement dental roots because it has the ability to osseointegrate with natural bone tissue. Once your implant is in place, the root will start connecting with your jawbone.

As you can imagine, the titanium root—once bonded to the bone—forms an exceptionally stable foundation for the dental crown that is placed on top. Additionally, the titanium buffers the bone tissue—keeping it strong, with healthy bone density.

The dental implant is an exceptional tooth replacement option, because it delivers attractive results that actually enhance the patient’s oral health at the same time. If you are missing teeth, please don’t hesitate to learn more about this oral health saving option.

Our Elmhurst dental implant dentists are here to help you in any way we can. We will answer your questions, and guide you through the standard dental implant treatment process. Give us a call to get started!