What do you get when art and science come together in perfect harmony? A fabulous smile! At Big Smile Dental, we believe that fabulous is more than beautiful. It is more than healthy, and more than functional. It is all of the above, and then some. We are here to bring out the best in your smile. What? You don’t have teeth for us to work with? That’s no problem!
Throughout history, dentists have used many methods of replacing teeth, with varying degrees of success. In modern times, dentures and bridges became the standard solutions. They work well (much better than no teeth at all), but they are not flawless. Just ask anyone who wears them. Fixed bridges are strong and stable, but cleaning under a stationary tooth is a challenge. Removable dentures are convenient, but they have a penchant for removing themselves, at the most inopportune times.
The solution to all of these problems was discovered in the 1950s, with the first dental implant. According to common wisdom, there is no such thing as perfect, but this technique certainly comes close. The very first titanium ever placed remained strong and trouble free for the rest of that patient’s life. In the decades since that initial, highly successful experiment, the technology, methodology, and materials have only improved.
Just a few of the many benefits include:
- Today, the procedure for placing implants is fast, gentle, and predictable.
- They can be used to support a variety of restorations, so one, several, or all teeth can be replaced.
- The final restorations are just as stable as real teeth.
- Oral hygiene is easy – your new teeth need the same care that you old ones did.
- Your jawbone won’t melt away, because titanium promotes regeneration just like tooth roots.
- They are beautiful!
Dental implants are not just for functional restorations, they are also an integral part of cosmetic dentistry. The same artistic techniques and esthetic materials are used in designing these restorations as any other cosmetic procedure. They do not look like fake teeth – they look like naturally flawless teeth.
If you are looking for a healthy, gorgeous solution for missing teeth, call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 and schedule a consultation with one of our renowned cosmetic dentists.