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Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Do you have missing teeth, and wish you can restore them? If so, dental implants may be right for you. Here at Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics in Gurnee, Illinois, we take pride in helping our patients achieve their ideal smile, which sometimes includes having a dental implant.

Dental implants are a popular way to restore a missing tooth and are an excellent choice if you are looking for a long-term restoration. Restoring a lost tooth is vital because, without a tooth to connect to the jaw bone, you could risk bone loss in your jaw. The dental implant acts as the root of the tooth, giving your jaw bone and gum line the help it needs.

Titanium is the material of choice when it comes to dental implant restorations because they work so well with our body. Once the implant is surgically placed in your gumline, your bone will fuse around the dental implant making it a strong anchor of support for your smile. During the healing process, your doctor may recommend a diet of softer foods for your smile.

After the healing period is over, Dr. Timothy Erdle will be able to customize a dental crown to place over the dental implant. The dental crown is important because it looks like your natural tooth, so you have a total and complete smile restoration.

If you are still interested in learning more about dental implants and want to see if dental implants are right for you, please call us today at 847-662-3414 to set up an appointment. Our team is dedicated to giving you the best oral health care possible and helping you achieve a smile you can be truly proud of.