Don’t spend more time suffering because of missing teeth. Instead, take control of your situation so you can:
- Have a complete smile again
- Speak clearly
- Feel confident that you can eat what you want
The right replacement teeth can allow you to feel like you have a natural set of healthy teeth once again. That means getting dental implants to keep your restorations securely in place.
Where can you get these implants? You can get them at Smiles of Orland Park. Just call 708-858-9591 to schedule a consultation to get started.
Don’t Let Your Smile Slip Away
Teeth replacements are not a new thing in dental care. People have tried all kinds of things, including seashells, stones, and animal bones, to recreate the appearance and restore the function of missing teeth.
Even our nation’s first president, George Washington, famously had false teeth. His dentures were made with hippopotamus ivory, which was considered one of the best options in his day.
While the materials used to make dentures have improved quite a bit, people with traditional dentures are still dealing with some of the issues that affected Washington.
Since dentures rest outside your gums, they don’t provide stimulation to your jawbone. Without stimulation, your jaw does not make new bone tissue. This leads to a loss of bone density in the jaw, which changes the shape of your mouth. Over time, your dentures become looser and more irritating.
This is a big part of the reason it becomes more difficult to eat the longer you have dentures. It’s also why dentures can slide around when you try to speak. That bone loss is also why dentures frequently need to be relined or replaced.
Put Implants to Work for You
To avoid those problems, you need to recreate the stimulation provided by the roots of your missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to do just that.
Modern implants are typically made of titanium. They are placed in your jaw, where they can anchor dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Your implants press into your jaw when you bite and chew. That encourages new bone growth, which keeps your jaw healthy and strong.
With implants, you also can regain the same level of biting power as someone with a full set of healthy teeth. This allows you to eat a variety of foods, which is good for your nutritional needs and for your desire to eat the foods that you love.
Since your implant-supported restorations are secure, you can feel confident that your teeth will stay secure as well. This means that when you speak, your new teeth won’t move around. In other words, you can say what you mean to say.
Get What You Want
Your oral health is important. With the right restorative care, your smile and your mouth can look, feel, and function as well as it ever has. Dental implants can be a great investment in yourself and your long-term oral health.
Call Smiles of Orland Park today at 708-858-9591 to schedule an appointment in Orland Park, IL.