By Emil M. Verban, Jr., DDS
Has your quality of life been affected by significant tooth loss? Do you find it difficult to chew food and speak with ease? Do you lack self-confidence because of the way your teeth look? There is no need to endure such discomfort any longer. We have the most preferred solutions to rebuild your beautiful smile.
Traditionally, an entire arch of missing teeth is treated using a full denture which is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. This method has many drawbacks, often causing irritation and dentures to slip around. A much better alternative is to secure your denture to your jawbone using dental implants—the next best thing to what nature gave you.
Dental implants allow you to replace the entire structure of your tooth, not just the crowns. Implant posts are precisely placed into your jawbone to mimic tooth roots. As a result, you will enjoy unmatched benefits that are not possible using a traditional denture. These benefits include:
- Over a 95 percent success rate
- Completely natural look and feel
- Preserves your jawbone
- Supports your facial structures
- Cost-effective, long-term solution
- Easy maintenance and care
Dental implant posts are strategically placed into your jawbone to hold your denture in place using special abutments. The multi-phased treatment process can take several months to complete, but it is time well spent. An average of 6–10 implants stimulates your jaw to allow your bone to fuse to them. You are fitted for a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you do not need to go without your teeth while you heal.
If you have suffered significant tooth loss or you have severely damaged teeth, you may be a candidate for full mouth replacement. We perform a comprehensive consultation to assess your oral health and your jawbone. We also take the time to review your medical and lifestyle history. Based on the results of your examination, we create a customized treatment plan to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. Now that’s something to smile about!
If you are ready to invest in a better quality of life, contact Dr.Emil Verban at Mclean County Dental to schedule your consultation for dental implants. Dr. Verban and the dental team at McLean County Dental can be reached at 309-662-8448 or visit www.mcleancountydental.com. Their office is located at 2103 E. Washington Street in Bloomington. Dr. Verban’s education, training, and experience provide his patients with both general dentistry expertise and specialized services such as dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and sedation dentistry.