Friday, August 1, 2014

Dental Implants in Chicago

If you have missing teeth, you know how difficult it can be to talk or eat, but missing teeth can also cause problems with your facial structure, and that is where Dental Implant Restoration from Dr. Romo, your Hispanic Dentist in Chicago comes in.

Despite the vast improvements when it comes to dental care, millions of people across the United States deal with tooth loss. The majority of tooth loss occurs because of poor oral hygiene that leads to gum disease and tooth decay. Injury is another reason for tooth loss. Up until now, the only options for missing teeth were dentures or Fixed Bridges, but not anymore.

Dental Implants are quickly becoming the favorite when it comes to missing teeth. Twenty years ago, Fixed Bridges and Dentures were the popular choice, but thanks to modern 21st century dental technology, Dental Implants are safer and in the long run more affordable than Fixed Bridges.

Unfortunately Fixed Bridges, unless kept exceptionally clean, can become a magnet for tooth decay. If you do not brush or floss carefully underneath a Fixed Bridge, tooth decay will begin to form. If this happens and gum disease sets in, you may have to deal with bone and tooth loss.

Ask your Dentist about Dental Implants. Dental Implants are much more comfortable than dentures and are just as strong as your natural teeth.

According to Web MD, Dental Implants are metal posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone by an oral surgeon or periodontist. Once the posts are placed, your dentist will give the bone that surrounds the implant time to heal. Once healing is complete, a replacement tooth will be attached to the Dental Implant Post.

Although Dental Implants are more expensive in the beginning, they far outweigh Fixed Bridges and Dentures in the long run offering superior benefits. Dental Implants are actually as strong, if not stronger than your natural teeth and can last for 20 years or longer.  

If you are considering Dental Implants, schedule an appointment with your Dentist who will be able to determine if you are a good candidate. In order to be suitable for Dental Implants you must have healthy teeth and gums.