How to Decide if Dental Implants are Right for You

decidingReplacing your lost teeth is about more than just pride in your smile; it’s also about returning your mouth’s ability to function properly. To do so, your replacement teeth must be supported by a foundation that can mimic the strength of your natural teeth’s roots. As dedicated Park Ridge implant dentists, Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas warn that only dental implants can serve as prosthetic tooth roots to provide your replacement teeth with such stability. Today, we help you determine if dental implants are the right option for replacing your lost teeth with a brief questionnaire.

How many teeth have you lost?

When deciding on the right dental prosthetic (i.e., dental bridge, partial, or full denture), the amount of teeth you’ve lost is a vital consideration. Luckily, dental implants can serve as prosthetic tooth roots for any number of replacement teeth. Using one or more dental implants, Dr. Loukas can secure your appropriate dental prosthetic on a foundation as secure as your natural, healthy teeth and their roots.

How well do your replacement teeth fit?

Dentures have long been the device of choice for patients who’ve lost many or all of their teeth on a single dental ridge. Unfortunately, many patients who’ve worn dentures for a while share a common complaint; the phenomenon of loose dentures and the need to for constant readjustments. By securing your dentures to a series of dental implants instead of relying on special adhesives, you can eliminate denture slippage and enjoy a sturdier, stronger set of replacement teeth.

Learn if Dental Implants from Your Park Ridge Dentists are Right for You

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, or if you’d like to learn how to improve your dental prosthetic with dental implants, then schedule an appointment with your Park Ridge implant dentists by calling Loukas General Dentistry at (847) 696-1919. Located in the 60068 area, we proudly serve patients from Park Ridge and the surrounding Chicago communities.