When an adult tooth is lost, it’s gone for good. But artificial teeth supported by dental implants from David Rice DDS in Elgin are a lifelike replacement option!
Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in your jaw, where they fuse with the bone. They can support artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a full dental arch.
Supporting lifelike replacement teeth are one of the biggest benefits of dental implants. Your ability to bite and chew is virtually normal. And that’s to say nothing of your restored smile!
But implants do even more. When a tooth is lost the bone around it begins to deterioriate. In time that results in a sunken appearance in the face. Dental implants help to prevent that loss of bone mass.
Having an implant inserted into your jaw bone is, strictly speaking, a surgical procedure. Most patients breeze through it and are able to resume their usual activities by the next day. Post-procedure discomfort is usually mild and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.
Dental implants from David Rice DDS in Elgin may sound too good to be true, but they are for real! We have placed them in patients in Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne. We also offer general and family dentistry services. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!