Many people take for granted the value of having that perfect, beautiful-looking smile. But for those who are missing teeth, often the pain and embarrassment that comes along with trying to hide their imperfections can take its toll, both personally and professionally. Are you looking for a more permanent solution to replace missing teeth? Do you feel like your dentures don’t fit securely? Do you have trouble chewing or talking? Do you just wish you could smile with confidence?
Missing teeth can affect people many ways — and even cause bone loss. Facial collapse is a condition in which your jawbone shrinks away over time, actually changing the shape of your face and jaw. It can make you look older than you really are, and for some, facial collapse makes it almost impossible to even wear a set of dentures.
Dental Implants for a Healthy, Natural-Looking Smile
At Hylan Dental Care of Aurora, we can help you regain a confident, healthy and natural-looking smile – and people won’t even know you were ever missing a tooth. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures. That means no more loose dentures that shift or move when you’re speaking, eating or smiling.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (usually made out of titanium) that is surgically placed into your jaw. The titanium tooth root fuses with your jawbone and once healing is complete, we will attach a crown. Dental implants don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and when properly placed, they are a permanent and stable.
A Complete Procedure in One Office
Because implants are surgically placed, dentists will often refer patients to an oral surgeon. An unfamiliar office or doctor can mean added stress and anxiety for not only the patient, but for the dentist as well if there is a problem with communication or an error in the placement of the implant.
Dr. Brad Hylan loves every aspect of the dental implant process. He has pursued extensive training and offers state-of-the-art technology so that patients can have a convenient and complete implant experience – all in the comfort and familiarity of one office.
Why place your trust in anyone else? Contact our office or request an appointment online to find out more about dental implants and if you are a candidate.