Over the last century, the majority of tooth loss has been handled with dentures. At the time when dentures were at their height of popularity, there was no better option for replacing missing teeth. Therefore, the pitfalls of dentures simply had to be tolerated. Though dentists in Chicago and around the world have a new and improved option for tooth replacement, there are many people today who still assume that dentures are the way to go. There are too many people still living with unstable dentures or with damaged, worn down teeth while the entire smile can be restored with dental implants.
Dental implants are nothing short of a dental miracle for those who have been affected by tooth loss. This form of treatment surpasses what is possible with dentures for one huge reason: dental implants do not replace teeth, they take the place of missing roots. When implants are inserted into the jawbone (in a painless procedure), tissue fuses around the tiny posts, achieving full stability that enables chewing, speaking, laughing, and more. In short, dental implants closely replicate the natural oral structure, so functionality is restored to the most natural state.
Missing teeth pose great problem for oral health, functionality, and quality of life. When chewing function is impaired, nutrition can also suffer because there becomes a lack of variety in dietary choices. Dentures that are uncomfortable or ill-fitting may seem unnecessary and may be left on the counter rather than worn regularly, causing the acceleration of bone deterioration. What this means is that facial features will change, with the lips sinking inward.
No one wants to look like their grandmother. We want to feel vibrant and attractive! Missing teeth do not have to steal your zest for life or your confidence. Big Smile Dental specializes in smile restoration. Our team offers gentle, compassionate care and excellent quality of services so that you can get back to feeling your best after tooth loss.
Life is too short to waste one day with bad teeth. Let us help you correct your smile concerns.