Have you considered dental implants in Champaign, IL?
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, you likely feel uncomfortable smiling. Missing teeth can also impact your remaining teeth, change the way you speak, and dictate the foods you eat.
At Anderson Dental, we offer a variety of quality tooth replacement options, but our dentists (and most dentists) agree that dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to closing the gaps in your smile, boosting your confidence, restoring your diet, and keeping your oral health in check.
Why Dental Implants in Champaign, IL Are the Best Option
A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option today that restores your tooth and your root.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, your jawbone shrinks away, possibly making you look older than your age. Because a dental implant restores your tooth root, you don’t have to worry about jawbone shrinkage.
Also, if you have missing teeth, your healthy teeth drift toward your smile gaps over time, which leads to bite issues, tooth wear, and may even contribute to additional tooth loss.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants do not require special care. There are no adjustment appointments, no refitting, and no messy pastes. With dental implants, you simply brush and floss as you would with natural teeth.
With proper home care and regular dental appointments for exams and cleanings, your dental implants may serve you for life.
The Dental Implant Process and Your options
Your journey to a new smile with dental implants in Champaign, IL starts with a dental exam and implant chat with your dentist. We encourage you to share your thoughts on the ideal smile and let your dentist know if you have any questions.
Your dentist in Champaign determines whether implants are right for you based on your consultation and exam. If he gives the green light, the next step is implant placement.
Consider a dental implant your replacement root. Your dentist implants the replacement root in your jaw, and it integrates with the jawbone over time. When integration is complete, it is time for your new tooth, which tops your dental implant—the replacement tooth is also called a dental implant crown.
Your dentist in Champaign makes sure the area he’s working in is completely numb before implant placement, and he will provide at-home instructions to promote healing and to ease mild discomfort.
Dental implant posts or replacement roots are strong enough to support a new arch of replacement teeth, too. This method is ideal if you have complete or significant tooth loss. Generally, it takes only four to six implant posts to support an entire denture.
Call to Schedule Your Exam for Dental Implants in Champaign, IL
Your dentist in Champaign wants to help you achieve your dream smile, and a dental implant is simply the best tooth-replacement option around.
Contact a member of our dental team to get started.
We are a destination dentist for patients in outlying areas, and locally we are proud to serve Urbana, Savoy, Mahomet, Monticello, and St. Joseph.