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How Dental Implants Help Restore Your Smile

Village Dental
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BY Village DEntal

The dentists at Village Dental in Elk Grove Village, IL offer patients a number of options for restoring your smile. One of the best solutions for a missing or severely damaged tooth is a dental implant. Find out how dental implants can restore your smile and help keep it strong for decades.The Science Behind Dental ImplantsYour natural teeth are rooted inside of the bone tissue in your jaw. A dental implant is designed to mimic the root of a natural tooth and can combine with your bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. Once the process is complete, your dentist can put a custom, permanent crown on the implant that will look just like your other teeth.Using Implants to Restore Your SmileIt's not good for your dental health to have a tooth missing for a long period of time. After a while, the bone tissue can degrade and weaken. Additionally, the socket is vulnerable to bacteria and gum disease. Adding an implant fills the space and keeps your bone tissue strong. Also, when a root canal and crown won't help an infected tooth, a dental implant is the solution that your Elk Grove Village dentist will likely recommend. Keeping Your Smile HealthyAfter you get dental implants, it's your responsibility to ensure that they stay healthy. They can last for decades if you take good care of your teeth and gums. Here are a few ways to keep your smile healthy after tooth implants:

  • Brush and floss after each meal to remove food from around your implants and other teeth.
  • Eat a diet high in calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and probiotics (good bacteria balance).
  • See your dentist for twice-yearly appointments to have professional cleanings and X-rays to check on your implants.

Getting ImplantsThe first step to restoring your smile is to set up an appointment with a dentist at Elk Grove Village Dental. Call the office at (847) 469-4340 today.

The dentists at Village Dental in Elk Grove Village, IL offer patients a number of options for restoring your smile.

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