Dentistry has had viable treatment for tooth loss for more than a century. In recent decades, however, developments have occurred that allow patients the highest degree of function and form possible. Dental implants have quickly become the treatment of choice among patients who wish to regain full comfort and confidence in their smiles.
Dental implants are technically not intended for tooth replacement. These prosthetics are tiny cylinders that, inserted into the jawbone, replace missing roots. After the insertion of biocompatible implants, bone tissue will naturally fuse around these posts. Within a few months, they become as stable as a natural tooth would be. At this time, we are able to affix a crown, bridge, or full denture to the implant or implants as needed for optimal function.
The replacement of teeth with top-of-the-gums prosthetics has been successful to a point. Denture wearers, in particular, may feel the limitations of their restoration. Implants offer the replication of natural oral structure. Replacing roots with implants sets the stage for stability unlike any other form of treatment. Additionally, implants benefit the jawbone by stimulating the regeneration of tissue. Natural teeth, through their roots, stimulate bone to regenerate. When roots are lost and not replaced, we see the effects of degeneration in the form of sunken cheeks and lips.
Our priority in treating patients is to achieve results that offer superb functionality and durability for years of use. Patients treated with implants enjoy confidence when eating, smiling, and speaking. Due to the stabilization of the crown, bridge, or denture in the bone, the risk of rubbing or coming loose is eliminated. Implants require no special care and can last a lifetime with routine dental care and daily hygiene that includes flossing after brushing.
Through the straightforward implant process, it is possible to achieve such comfortable results that your restorations really do look and feel just like natural teeth. If you live in Burr Ridge or in one of our surrounding cities, we invite you to learn more about the dental implant process, the materials we use, and the results that can be achieved for your smile when you choose Dr. Janet Stopka. Call (630) 756-5844 today.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).