You may be missing teeth due to an accident, advanced gum disease, or tooth decay. Whatever the reason, it is important to get your lost tooth replaced. Fox Lake, IL dentist Dr. Thomas Prendergast offers dental implants for the most natural looking, comfortable and durable dental restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The dental implant procedure has a 99% success rate. Dental implants are so successful thanks to advancements in dental technology and material. Dental implants are made out of biocompatible titanium. These small titanium posts are surgically implanted into the healthy root socket of a missing tooth. The properties of titanium allow it to fuse with your natural bone. Because the posts integrate so well into the bone, dental implants provide a permanent and long lasting treatment option for missing teeth.
As the implant fuses to your bone it creates a permanent bond with the jaw. Because the implant acts as a prosthetic root structure, it is able to support the jaw and can prevent deterioration of the bone and recession of the jaw line that is common in patient with untreated missing teeth.
Once the implant is fused to your jaw bone Dr. Prendergast will cap the the implant with a custom fit fabrication. Depending on the number and placement of your missing teeth, you made need a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Dr. Prendergast will plan your treatment out with you to provide you with the smile of your dreams. In some cases, Dr. Prendergast may be able to complete your treatment in as little as just one visit to our Fox Lake dentist office. In certain cases, multiple visits may be required to achieve optimal oral health.
Dental implants restore the natural function and beauty of your smile. Missing teeth can not only cause embarrassment but can deteriorate the quality of your life. Missing teeth make it difficult to chew and speak and may compromise your healthy diet.
Schedule An Appointment
Regain your confidence in your natural, functional and beautiful smile. Dr. Thomas Prendergast provides quality and compassionate dental care for his patients so that they may enjoy their best oral health. Dental implants are one of many restorative treatments we provide for comprehensive oral health. Contact our Fox Lake family dentist office or schedule an appointment online.