Dental Implants

 

Other than the aesthetics, a tooth's purpose includes acting as a chewing surface, holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth, maintain the bone structure where it was rooted and many other structural and preventative roles. Without the tooth in place, surrounding teeth can shift causing gaps and making decay more likely; bone loss and damage can occur; the area can become more apt to periodontal disease and the list of risks goes on.

To avoid bone loss, maintain the proper spacing of your teeth and avoid the maladies associated with a missing tooth a dental implant may be the solution for you. An implant will take the place, or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone exactly where the root of the missing tooth had been. This post replaces the root, and once it has fully settled, an artificial tooth is attached to it, filling the space that was once your natural tooth.

A dental implant can help return confidence in your smile and the ability to eat and chew comfortably. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.

There are many different types of dental implants available. At our Yorkville dental office, our dental team would be pleased to discuss your dental implant options and their benefits with you.