If you have missing teeth, dental implants can close the gaps in your smile. Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth, restoring normal tooth functioning and your smile at the same time. Dental implants deliver several other benefits as well, such as reducing strain on surrounding teeth that were bearing all the work of biting and chewing food. At Villa Park Dental Care, Dr. Muzammil Saeed and Dr. Javed Bhojani are your experienced dentists for dental implants in Villa Park, IL.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace missing or extracted teeth, as well as their roots. The parts of a dental implant include a metal implant, an abutment, and a crown. The metal implant functions like a tooth root and holds the entire dental implant securely in place. During the placement process, the metal implant is placed into the jaw bone. Over time, the implant becomes fused with the bone through a process known as osseointegration. This process ensures the implant will remain securely in place.
After the process of osseointegration is complete, which can take several weeks to months, the crown can be set in place. The crown functions as a replacement tooth, with the metal implant acting as its root. The crown is connected to the metal implant with the abutment. Once in place, the crown will be the only component of the dental implant that is visible. The size, shape, and color of the crown are all customized to perfectly fit your mouth and look completely natural. Your Villa Park dentist can help you decide if they are the right option for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The benefits of dental implants are numerous. Not only do they close the gaps in your smile, but they look and function just like natural teeth. The many benefits of dental implants include:
- Restoring your smile by filling in gaps and replacing missing teeth
- Preventing existing teeth from shifting into gaps where teeth were missing
- Durable and can last for many years with proper care
- Look like natural teeth
- Returns normal biting and chewing functions
- Reducing strain on surrounding teeth
Close the gaps in your smile with dental implants. They can restore the appearance of your smile, as well as normal tooth functioning. For dental implants in Villa Park, IL schedule an appointment with Dr. Saeed or Dr. Bhojani by calling Villa Park Dental Care at (630) 359-0105.