Multiple Tooth Dental Implants

Your smile should last a lifetime, and with dental implants in Chicago from East Village Dental Centre, it will. Having a little plaque is no great problem and can be addressed with daily brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups. Having missing teeth, in contrast, is a far more serious situation but one that can be addressed with dental implants. For over 50 years, dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth, and they’re now the standard of care in restoring functionality in a deteriorating mouth.

Missing Teeth and Bone Loss

When a tooth is lost, or roots are damaged by decay, the loss can lead to the reduction and atrophy of your underlying jawbone. Without a tooth’s natural roots to transfer the forces of chewing from your mouth to the underlying bones, your body assumes that those bones are no longer necessary, and the body reabsorbs and shrinks them in a process known as resorption. That’s why tooth-replacement therapies that replace the actual teeth, as well as the roots below, are so important.

Replacement Choices

When you have missing teeth, one replacement choice is a removable partial denture that uses clasps to hold the denture in place. One drawback is that the clasps put pressure on the gums and other teeth and can loosen these teeth and lead to further tooth loss.

Another option is a multiple tooth-supported fixed bridge. Unfortunately, this choice has all the complications and risks of a single tooth bridge, only more so. Gums and bone can recede around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, leaving a visible facial defect.

The Advantage of Dental Implants

In contrast, dental implants maintain the integrity of the facial structure by preserving the jaw bone. The more teeth you’re missing, the quicker and more severe the bone loss, making it difficult to wear removable devices because there isn’t enough bone left to support them.

That’s why it’s vital to replace missing teeth with dental implants. The implants are embedded in the bone which bonds to the implants, providing a solid and permanent foundation for biting and chewing. And a great smile, too!

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You deserve to smile again, and dental implants in Chicago from East Village Dental Centre will help you do exactly that. Call us at 773-278-6622 to schedule your appointment for the very best in dental implant treatment in Chicago.

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East Village Dental Centre

901 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 278-6622

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