Dental Implant Placement and Restoration
Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade artificial root by one of your skilled dentists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a dental prosthetic tooth that is custom created for you. While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, dental implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Dental implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap. Dental implants can be used to recreate a single tooth or replace multiple missing teeth. Your Bloomington IL dentist will recommend the best solution for you.
Implant Supported Dentures
While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Dental implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking dental implants.
A proper fitting denture is very important. A good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your function, which is important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy, and will help you retain a natural lifestyle. A lifelike smile and the best possible fit – those are two of the primary goals that your local dentist will achieve if you need dentures to restore your smile.
A partial denture will provide you with a natural-looking way to restore your smile to its original brilliance. You will be pleased with how your new partial denture restores the gaps in your smile due to your missing teeth that cannot be corrected by a bridge. Your partial denture will be removable and made from a synthetic material supported by lightweight metal that mimics your gum tissue and teeth to give you a beautiful new smile. The partial denture will preserve your bone structure and the integrity of your existing teeth by preventing them from shifting and tilting in towards the gaps created by your missing teeth.
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