In 1944, Don Gardner wrote the famous song with lyrics that included “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”. Little did he know that years later, we would be able to make this wish become a reality in one day. It is interesting to see how many of our patients are trying to restore their smiles and function in time for the holidays with dental implants in Crown Point.

If you are in desperate need of dental work, or you know someone who is, an implant-supported fixed bridge or denture implants would be the perfect Christmas gift for you or a loved one this holiday season.

Having conventional dentures certainly helps to enhance the mouth and replace lost or damaged teeth for a more improved smile. However, dental implants in Crown Point provide several advantages over traditional teeth replacement options, making them the much more superior choice.

Apart from looking and performing like natural teeth, implant-supported fixed bridges or dentures are designed to provide comfort and stability in the mouth and are far longer lasting than conventional dentures, lasting up to 15 years. They also allow patients who previously experienced issues with eating because of missing or damaged teeth to restore a more natural biting and chewing capacity.

Implant-supported fixed bridges and dentures are designed to replace some of your tooth roots and as a result, your bone is protected. Dental implants in Crown Point safely promote incorporation with the jawbone and help keep the bone and tissue healthy and intact. Unfortunately this is not the case with conventional dentures, as the bone surrounding the tooth roots will eventually deteriorate over time.

When a person is planning to get dental implants, their general health becomes the main concern. However, particular focus is placed on the local health condition of the mucous membranes, shape and size of the jaws, the position of jawbones and adjacent and opposing teeth.

The concept of dental implants is fairly simple – their screw-like shape is designed to attach them accurately and firmly into the jaw. Once they are properly fitted, they take over a period of two to six months to fuse to the bone, thereby forming anchors for your artificial teeth. During that time, a temporary replacement option can be worn over the implants.

Depending upon the number of implants needed, there is a connecting device that will hold your new teeth down on the implant or it can be clipped to a bar or round ball anchor to which the denture would snap on and off.

Regardless of the form of restoration you may need – whether it is fixed bridges or dentures – after a short time your confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak will be restored.

Every case is different, and certain steps may be required if the conditions permit it. However, you should consult with your dental professional to determine the best treatment plan for your goals. Regain the beautiful smile you lost or restore one for a loved one. Dental implants are the gifts that keep on giving and the perfect Christmas gifts to give this holiday.

Want to know if you are a candidate for dental implants in Crown Point? Call our office today to schedule a consultation and let’s discuss your options for creating the smile of your dreams for 2018.