Dental implants are a marvel of modern dental technology, and are the only option available for replacing the roots of your lost teeth. As such, dental implants hold numerous benefits to your smile’s longevity, integrity, and continued good health after suffering tooth loss. However, if you’re looking to replace one or more missing teeth, then your smile’s appearance may be your most immediate concern. Luckily, dental implants can also greatly improve the cosmetic aspect of your smile, as well. Your Park Ridge implant dentists, Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, explore the cosmetic benefits of dental implants, and how they can be your smile’s best friend on its road to recovering from tooth loss.
Dentures that Don’t Move
Dentures are perhaps one of the oldest forms of tooth replacement, dating back as early as the Etruscans that populated central hills of ancient Italy. If you or someone you know has worn dentures for a while, however, then you’re probably aware that, even with today’s advanced materials and adhesives, dentures have a tendency to lose the grip that they were designed for. Loose dentures can quickly grow uncomfortable and difficult to use for their intended purposes. By securing your dentures to a series of dental implants, you can eliminate the need for adhesives and the potential for your dentures to move around when you’re trying to bite, chew, and speak. Aside from looking like natural teeth, your porcelain replacement teeth will be as sturdy and function as your natural ones, as well.
Upholding More than Just Your Teeth
By replacing your lost teeth’s roots, dental implants are vital to upholding the integrity of your smile’s surrounding and supporting features, like your jawbone structure. Healthy roots, which are embedded in your jawbone, are essential to maintaining an adequate nutrient supply to your jaw. When roots are lost and the nutrient supply diminishes, your jawbone can deteriorate, slowly shrinking and losing mass until it can grow too weak to retain your remaining teeth, as well as allowing your facial features to develop a sort of shrunken, sagging appearance (which is referred to as facial collapse).
Improve Your Smile’s Cosmetic & Functional Value with Park Ridge Implant Dentists
If you’ve lost a significant amount of teeth and would like to learn more about the cosmetic and other benefits of dental implants, don’t hesitate to 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.