Montrose Dental Group
General Dentistry located in Ravenswood, Lakeview, Chicago, IL
A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. The accomplished dentists and licensed denturists at Montrose Dental Group in the Ravenswood and Lakeview area of Chicago are experienced at providing dental implants for men and women of all ages. This highly skilled team can replace missing or damaged teeth to help restore your confidence and your natural smile. To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, call for a consultation.
Dental Implants Q & A
What do dental implants do?
For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone beneath the gum line. This screw-like post acts as the root of your new tooth. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, the dentist will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post.
The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.
These posts also help other dental work, like bridges and dentures, stay firmly attached to your jaw.
Why do some patients love dental implants?
In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:
- Permanent and can last a lifetime
- An economical solution to replacing missing teeth
- Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
- Preserve your healthy jawbone
- Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
- Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
- Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
- Durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
- Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
- A time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair
And, at Montrose Dental Group, the dentists are exceptionally experienced in implants, so you can rest assured you’re getting the highest quality materials and standard of dentistry.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, but not children.
You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're fed up with uncomfortable dentures, or it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men and women who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.
It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Call Montrose Dental Group today.