By River Forest Dental Studio
September 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Are you looking for a long-term option to replace your missing tooth? With proper care, dental implants can last your entire life. Dr. Gina Piccioni and Dr. John Hartmann, your River Forest, IL dentists at River Forest Dental Studio, shares some of the benefits of implants.

Implants become part of your jawDental Implants

Unlike bridges and dentures, implants don't just rest on top of your gums, but actually become part of your jawbone. Titanium dental implants look like tiny screws. During a minor surgical procedure, your dentist creates an opening in your hole and places the implant inside. Over the course of several months, the implant bonds to your jawbone and functions as a root for the crown that will replace your tooth above the gum line.

Bonding offers long-term benefits

Because your implant bonds with your jawbone, it will probably never need to be replaced, unlike bridges and dentures. As long as you care for your implant properly, it will remain firmly attached to your bone. Care is as easy as brushing and flossing. It's particularly important to floss at the base of the crown to prevent an infection that could threaten the health of your implant. Using interdental brushes can make it easier to clean the spaces around your crown.

Dental implants may be the less expensive option in River Forest

Cost is an important consideration when you choose any type of dental restoration. Although implants may be more expensive initially, it's important to also consider the long-term costs. If you choose a bridge or dentures instead of implants, you'll need to calculate the cost of replacing these appliances at least two or three times during your life, keeping in mind that costs will only increase over time. When you compare the lifetime costs of bridges or dentures to the one-time cost of dental implants, you may just discover that implants are the more cost-effective choice.

Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Call Dr. Piccioni and Dr. Hartmann, your River Forest, IL dentists at River Forest Dental Studio, at (703) 366-6760 to schedule an appointment. Improve your smile with dental implants!


Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio