Dental implants can greatly improve our Springfield IL patients’ quality of life by permanently replacing missing teeth and preventing bone degeneration that occurs from missing teeth. We offer both full-sized implants and mini implants, as well as dental implant restoration for patients who may be suffering from extensive tooth loss. Whether you’re interested in dental implants to address bone degeneration and restore chewing ability, or you are looking for a permanent cosmetic option to restore your smile, our highly-skilled dentists will help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you desire.
Dental implants are essentially replacement tooth roots that are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. They have a titanium post that over time will fuse with the jawbone, creating a strong foundation for a natural-looking artificial tooth. Since they look and feel like your own teeth, implants offer greater cosmetic satisfaction and comfort than bridges or dentures. We prefer to use our full-size implants for healthy patients that have strong bone structure or want to replace one or more of their teeth with a crown.
Mini implants are a more affordable and less invasive option and are a good option for replacing smaller than average sized teeth, incisors, premolars, or teeth located in a narrow area. They can also be used for patients who have experienced bone loss, reducing the need for bone grafting. The post that’s implanted in the jaw is roughly half the size of a full-sized post, approximately the diameter of a toothpick. The procedure is quicker than that of full dental implants and heals faster. Mini implants can also be used for securing dentures more reliably than traditional adhesives.
A dental implant restoration is also an option for patients who have experienced extensive tooth loss or have multiple damaged or worn teeth. Dental implants offer many benefits beyond simply improving the appearance of your smile. Patients experience improved speech, comfort, and oral health, as well as improved ability to eat. With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and permanent solution. They’re also a more convenient option than dentures or partials.
If you’ve suffered tooth loss and are looking for a permanent solution, give our Springfield IL office a call today! Our skilled and compassionate dentists are committed to improving your oral health while helping you look and feel your very best. Whether you need a dental implant, teeth whitening, dental fillings, crowns, or other procedures, you can always rely on Shön Dental for all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs! Contact us today at 217-697-5190 or book your appointment through our online form.