Dental Implants in Moline, IL
When you’re missing one or more of your teeth, you understand the daily challenges it presents. Chewing food becomes difficult, causing your diet and nutrition to suffer. You may feel self-conscious about smiling or meeting new people, which causes your personal and professional relationships to suffer as well.
Missing teeth definitely take a toll on your confidence, but did you know that your oral health also suffers?
When a tooth is missing, your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space, causing misalignment to your bite and putting your healthy teeth at risk for damage and fractures. When your root is missing, your bone will begin to resorb or lose density, changing the appearance of your face and putting your healthy teeth at risk for more loss.
The good news is that dental implants offer patients an option for tooth replacement that is by far the best available. The secret to the success of dental implants is that they replace both your root and your tooth and restore all of the function and esthetics you had with your natural tooth.
Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon have extensive training from Spear Faculty Club in implant restoration, and they use CEREC’s advanced technology to craft custom-blended implant crowns that will naturally complement your smile.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of three parts. Your new “root” is made of titanium, which is biocompatible and will integrate with your bone over time after it’s surgically placed. Next is the abutment, which is what your new “tooth,” or porcelain crown, will attach to after the appropriate healing time. Your dental implant protects the integrity of both your teeth and bone.
Your implant is designed to match your existing teeth and naturally complete your smile so no one will ever know you were missing a tooth. Because it mimics your natural tooth, you’ll be able to eat, brush, and floss your new tooth exactly as you would any of your other teeth.
Implants are very durable, and with regular dental check-ups and excellent home care, your implant can potentially last a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Implants do require that the patient is in good overall health and has enough healthy bone structure to support the restoration. Using 3-D imaging and a thorough examination, Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon can determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Even if you’re missing multiple teeth, implants are being used to support dental bridges, partials, and dentures, which may be options for restoring your smile.
Contact LJ Dentistry today to schedule your consultation and learn how implants can restore beauty and function to your smile!