Imagine being able to replace your missing tooth without removable partial dentures, and instead with a permanent, long-term alternative that functions just like the rest of the teeth in your smile. With the team at North Aurora Smiles in North Aurora, IL, this is possible with the use of dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
Drs. Hammad Aziz and Todd Spragg of North Aurora Smiles describe the dental implant as a way to replace missing teeth with a permanent dental replacement. The dental implant itself is a small post-like object that the dentist places during oral surgery. It is a painless procedure and results in little or no discomfort post operatively. The post is made of medical grade titanium, which is a metal that is biocompatible with the body. It is the same material used routinely in medical procedures. Once the implant is in place, it stimulates bone growth, allowing it to become part of the jaw. In doing this, it ensures that the implant will stay in place for many years. In fact, most patients who care for their dental implants will find that they can last a lifetime.
The dental implant is versatile because it can be restored with different solutions depending on how many teeth patients need to replace. A dental implant placed to replace a single missing tooth is covered with a dental crown that is made to match the existing teeth. The implant may also be used as an anchor for one or both sides of a bridge, or a stable foundation for a full denture.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have several advantages. They:
- Provide long-lasting tooth replacement
- Are versatile, replacing one or more teeth
- Appear natural-looking for seamless integration
- Are strong and durable
- Maintain natural bone structure
Find out if you are a viable candidate for dental implants
Dental implants are a highly popular choice for patients considering more long-term options for tooth replacement. If you live in or around the area of North Aurora, IL, and want to speak to our professionals about the benefits of dental implants, we encourage you to call our practice at (630) 984-2223. Our facility, located at 601 Randall Crossing Lane, is open to accepting new patients and families in the area, including those in the communities of Aurora, Sugar Grove, Geneva, Batavia, Big Rock, Campton Hills, Sycamore, Maple Park, Hinckley, Elburn and Yorkville.