Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. It is the way you show your joy and happiness to the world around you. Something so valuable obviously needs to be maintained and protected. But what happens when your smile has become flawed through loss of a tooth or teeth? You can easily rectify the situation with dental implants Skokie, IL.
What They Are
Dental implants are an alternative to dentures for people who want something more permanent. You can replace just one tooth or an entire mouth. False teeth made from high quality materials are anchored to your jaw with an artificial root. They look, act, and feel much more like your natural teeth than dentures do. They are permanent, and you do not need adhesives to keep them in place.
Who Needs Them
Anyone who has a missing tooth can benefit from dental implants. They are suitable for individuals of all ages, and most people of good health are suitable candidates. Your oral surgeon can discuss whether you are personally a good candidate, based on your health, needs, and other information supplied at your visit.
People may lose their teeth for many reasons, thus resulting in the need for dental implants. Here are just a few of those reasons:
-loss of teeth due to old age
-no adult tooth growing when baby tooth fell out
-loss of permanent teeth from illness, accident, or injury
-overuse of antibiotics or poor access to dentistry resulting in tooth decay
What Do They Cost
The cost varies largely based on region, the extent of implants needed, and whether your insurance covers any portion of the procedure. It can also vary based on the quality of implant, and what other work needs to be done (like removal of old teeth).