Although dental implants have been around since the mid 1960s, it is only in recent years that they have become more popular and widespread. Dental implants in Glenview can be used to support a single crown, a bridge and even full and partial dentures. The actual implant, which is basically a replacement tooth root, is made from titanium. Titanium is a material that is compatible with human tissue and will not be rejected; it bonds with the jaw bone as it heals. Dental implants are safe and have been proven to be a wonderful way of replacing lost teeth with manmade teeth that are just as natural looking.

Why consider dental implants?

Dental implants have numerous advantages over dentures or crowns:

   * Dental implants look, feel and perform identical to natural teeth
   * Healthy teeth on either side of a gap do not have to be ground down to accept a bridge
   * An implant is beneficial as it maintains the jaw bone beneath the tooth that is missing
   * Dental implants are used to provide a firm base for removable dentures

What does the implant consist of?

Dental implants in Glenview consist of three separate pieces; the actual titanium implant that is imbedded in the bone, an abutment which is an attachment that is fitted on the exposed part of the implant and of course, a replacement tooth in the form of a crown.

Over five or six months the titanium implant fuses with the bone. Once the implant is stable, the abutment and crown can be fitted.

Who can have an implant?

Anyone that has lost one or more teeth and has healthy gums and ample bone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. In the event the patient has active periodontal disease this must be eliminated as gum disease can lead to implant failure.

Dental implants in Glenview are the ideal solution for people that have lost one or more teeth. To discuss implant surgery in detail you are invited to contact Dental Specialists of North Shore. Like us on our facebook page.