What Dental Implants Can Do for You

By far, dental implants are the finest tooth replacement options. Whether you are missing one, several or all your teeth, Dr. Allen Momongan at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park can help. He offers customized dental implants to qualified Chicago, IL, patients. You could be one of them!

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth. It's created by the surgical placement of a titanium screw. This device goes right into the empty tooth socket, and over time it adheres to the jaw bone through osseointegration. Once firmly anchored, the implant accepts a post and porcelain crown.

Dr. Allen Momongan does the entire process--from initial exam and three-dimensional X-rays to dental implant restoration--right at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park. This pre-op exam determines if you're healthy enough to heal well after the oral surgery (most people are). It also determines the quality and quantity of the supporting bone in the jaw.

What can dental implants do for you?

Dental implants accomplish many important things:

  1. Restoration of natural oral function. Dental implants look, feel, and bite and chew just as real teeth do. Plus, they may be used to support full or partial dentures.
  2. Betterment of your jaw bone and supporting soft tissues. Osseointegration restores bone mass lost to dental extraction. Also, you avoid the bite height reduction and premature facial aging tooth loss causes.
  3. One-and-you're-done convenience. When you receive dental implants, you're assured of tooth replacements which last--typically for decades, states the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Implant surgery outcomes are very predictable.

Dental implant care

As a dental implant recipient, you'll brush and floss your new teeth just as you do your natural ones. Brush two times a day, floss once a day and get your regular check-ups at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL.

Also, wear a bite guard if you are a bruxer--that is, habitually grind and clench your teeth. The pressure harms implant stability. Stop smoking, too, as tobacco poisons gum tissue and bone, loosening implants.

Contact The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park

Dr. Allen Monongan and his staff at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park feature a full range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments that improve oral health and smile aesthetics. Their care plans are state of the art and focused on giving you your very best smile. Call us for details on dental implants:(773) 935-9818.

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