Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

By Douglas Pennino, DDS
May 22, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Don’t let tooth loss have the final say when it comes to the health and appearance of your implants

Whether you’ve just recently lost a tooth or this is a situation that you’ve been facing for some time, there are still many things you can do to restore your smile for the long run. Our Barrington, IL, dentists, Drs. Douglas and Chase Pennino, are here to tell you about dental implants and how they are the best option for replacing missing teeth.

How do dental implants work?

There is a reason so much people have turned to implants to replace their missing teeth; after all, implants are the closest thing you can get to real teeth. How? Implants are the only restorations that actually replace tooth roots. While tooth roots may not be visible, they are still an important part of your smile. In fact, they help keep not only your tooth but also your jawbone healthy and strong. Without it, the jawbone would begin to breakdown. This is why replacing your tooth roots are an important part of the process and the reason why dental implants are often the ideal solution for tooth loss.

How is the implant placed and where?

In order to get dental implants in Barrington, IL, you will have to undergo a procedure to place the dental implant. During your procedure, we will place the dental implant underneath the gumline. Afterward, we will give your mouth a couple months to heal. During that healing period, a pretty amazing thing will occur: when the jawbone and tissue heal they will heal around the implant and fuse together. Now you have a restoration that is permanent and as close to real tooth roots as possible.

Once this phase is complete, we will apply the abutment and dental crown over top to fully restore the tooth. This process will take several months and potentially up to one year to complete, depending on how many teeth you need to replace and how quickly your mouth heals; however, once this process is over, you’ll be left with a restoration that could last you the rest of your life.

Everyone wants a healthy smile. Even if you are dealing with tooth loss this doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a full, healthy smile. Dental implants can help make this possible. Call Pennino Family Dentistry in Barrington, IL, today to learn more.