Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you looking for a permanent replacement for missing teeth? Dental implants may be right for you. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone, an abutment, and a dental cap, or crown. Dr. Thomas Prendergast is a Fox Lake, IL dentist who provides dental implant treatment for adults with one or more missing teeth. This restorative solution helps patients retain bone structure for a more natural and aligned bite.
If you have missing teeth and think dental implant treatment is right for you, please call Infinity Dental at (847) 447-6637. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Prendergast on our website.
We can evaluate your oral health and determine if dental implant treatment is right for you. Implants can even benefit patients with gum disease, chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or those who already have dentures or a bridge. Removable dental bridges and dentures may be secured with implants. We can also provide you with a replacement bridge or denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Look and function like natural teeth: A dental implant will look, feel, fit, and function just like your natural teeth. Because of their strength and stability, they are the closest thing to natural teeth.
Helps avoid bone loss: Multiple missing teeth or even one missing tooth can lead to the deterioration of the jawbone. However, dental implants prevent bone loss by stimulating bone growth.
Improve speech: Removable options for missing teeth can slip or may not fit correctly, which can make it difficult to speak. Implants are permanent and do not slip, allowing patients to speak easily and clearly.
Allow patients to eat without restrictions: Many removable options for missing teeth, including removable dentures and bridges, have dietary restrictions. However, because implants are a stable and permanent restorative solution, they do not have any restrictions, allowing you to eat what you want.