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How Do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant acts as an artificial tooth root to hold your replacement teeth in place permanently. They contain small titanium rods that your dentist at Smiles of Naperville inserts into your gums and jawbone. Once your mouth has healed sufficiently from receiving the artificial roots, your dentist attaches your new dentures to them. Dental implants are popular because they offer many benefits over traditional removable dentures. In spite of this, most patients don’t completely understand the process. One of the most common questions they ask is, “How do dental implants work?” The Dental Implant Procedure Before your dentist can [...]

2015-11-24T19:27:18+00:00November 24th, 2015|Blog|

Different Kinds of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the many dental innovations available in the market, used to replace ones missing teeth. They are made from biocompatible materials and are surgically affixed to ones jaw bone. Dental implants serve as tooth roots to support and stabilize a reconstruction. Oftentimes they are used to anchor dental crowns, bridges and even dentures in place. There different kinds dental implants based on how they are attached to ones jawbone, the surgical procedure they were placed and the implant material. Based on their jaw bone attachment: Endosteal implants – They are surgically implanted within the patient’s jaw [...]

2015-05-12T05:56:17+00:00May 12th, 2015|Blog|

Some options when you have missing teeth

Having a missing tooth or teeth does not only have an effect on your appearance but it can also have an impact on your confidence, as well as being prone to other oral diseases. A gap in your tooth can cause some stains on the either side of your teeth or on worst cases, it could affect your bite as well. This is because both teeth next to the spaces can lean into the gap and change the way your upper and lower teeth bite together. Not to mention, having a gap can cause tooth decay and gum disease on [...]

2015-02-27T08:05:18+00:00February 27th, 2015|Blog|
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