How long does a plucked flower blossom displayed prettily in a bowl last before it withers? A day, maybe two? Compare that to a potted plant that can bloom for years. Where does the difference lie?
Roots, Roots, Roots
Roots not only provide stability to a plant but stimulate its entire complex support system. The same is true when it comes to your teeth…
It’s a sad day when one or more teeth meet their demise. An attractive surface solution is always an option, such as a dental bridge that uses adjacent teeth to suspend an imitation tooth over the vacant area. Certainly it serves a purpose, but like that pretty floating blossom, it’s not self-sustaining. The unused tissue beneath a bridge immediately begins to shrink until eventually it becomes a suspended cave for trapped food and bacteria.
Just as flowers rooted in soil far outlive the alternate, a dental option with a root (known as a dental implant) can last a lifetime compared to surface restorations. The only question is: Are you a good candidate?
Qualifying for Dental Implants
See how many of these qualifiers you can place a check-mark beside:
- I’m an adult (children’s jaws are too underdeveloped).
- In good physical health (without a chronic illness or an immunosuppression disease that would increase the risk of an infection during surgery).
- I’m not pregnant.
- I don’t grind or clench my teeth (this habit can put too much pressure on implants.)
Did you pass? Learn more exciting details about dental implants!
Discover Your Roots!
An artificial root (made of titanium) will naturally assimilate into your jaw bone to become an official part of you. This dental “root” will not only serve as a solid anchor for your beautiful replacement “tooth”, but will help stimulate continued cell production. Why is this so important?
The promotion of cell renewal is invaluable to slow degeneration of gum tissue and the jaw bone. With about a 98% success rate, be sure to at least explore the option of dental implants!
Oh, the Benefits
Not only are dental implants super-practical in allowing full chewing ability, but if judged in a “Who’s More Attractive?” contest against natural teeth, they generally are uncontested winners.
Flawed teeth converted into perfect teeth can help boost your self-esteem up a few notches. Contact your dentist in Gurnee today and discover if your smile will support a fabulous dental implant!
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