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Learn more about dental implants and how they could replace your missing teeth.
If you are currently dealing with tooth loss, then Dr. Evan Fiedler and Dr. Robert Dawe here at Granville Dental, LLC in Granville, IL, can talk to you about your treatment options. Today, one of the most popular choices are restorative dental implants. Read on to learn more about dental implants and whether they could be right for you!
What is a dental implant?
While we don’t see the roots of our teeth, they are still necessary for general tooth support and overall oral health. Therefore, when a tooth falls out or is extracted, the implant is designed to replace the missing tooth roots. An implant is a metal titanium post that is placed within the jawbone where over the course of 3-6 months the bone and implant will naturally fuse together. Once this occurs, the implant is designed to last decades.
Who is a good candidate for restorative dental implants?
No matter if you are missing one, two, several or an entire row of teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Those dealing with tooth loss caused by gum disease, cavities, or injury can all benefit from implants, for they fill the gaps in your smile with the next best thing to real teeth.
Implants both act and feel like a natural tooth. Even current denture wearers can talk to our cosmetic dentist about receiving dental implants, which can support your dentures and ensure that they don’t move or shift around when talking or eating.
Since you will need to undergo surgery in order to receive a dental implant, our dentist will need to make sure that you are in good health. This means going through your medical history and determining if there are any preexisting or chronic health problems that could impact your recovery process or treatment.
We will also perform an oral exam and take X-rays to check the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. It’s important that we check the health of your jawbone to make sure that it is strong enough to support an implant.
Interested? Give us a call
If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth in Granville, IL, then it’s time to talk with a dentist you trust to find out if restorative dental implants are right for you. Schedule a consultation with Granville Dental today by calling (815) 339-6888.
Millions of Americans will deal with some degree of tooth loss every year. Whether as a result of gum disease or other issues like trauma or a sports injury, over 40% of adults over age 30 in the United States are missing at least one tooth, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite the fact that tooth loss is not reversible, there are a number of options available to help restore your smile and oral health. The family dentists at Granville Dental, LLC, Dr. Robert Dawe and Dr. Evan Fielder, recommend dental implants for healthy adults suffering from full or partial tooth loss in Granville, IL.
Implants restore a missing tooth in two stages: the implant, a small titanium screw that acts as the root, and the cosmetic crown. Like other restorations, implants restore function and aesthetics after tooth loss, but they also protect your oral health by preventing bone loss in the gums, one of the side effects of tooth loss and a major factor in gum (periodontal) disease. Implants help to secure the crown in place so that once it is in, it looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. Implants can also support a set of dentures if you are suffering from full tooth loss. In that case, a few implants would be needed to secure the dentures on your upper or lower jaw.
Because the implants need to fuse with the existing bone tissue in the gums in order to stay in place, you must have sufficient bone density to support the implant. Dental implants also require rigorous oral hygiene care at home, and regular visits to your family dentist (every six months) for preventive and follow up care.
Find a Family Dentist in Granville, IL
You don't have to settle for a damaged smile or live with tooth loss. For more information about dental implants, contact Granville Dental, LLC in Granville, IL, also serving Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Oglesby, and La Salle areas by calling (815) 339-6888 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dawe or Dr. Fielder today.