most people would choose dental implants over dentures or dental bridges. Implant-supported restorations are a healthy and permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth. The increasing popularity of dental implants seems to point to a tooth replacement option that provides several advantages over its competition.
Dental implants are titanium screws or rods that are inserted into a patient’s jaw. They serve as artificial teeth roots, anchoring down oral restorations that replace missing teeth.
If you’ve lost teeth because of dental disease or trauma, living with gaps or dealing with dentures aren’t your only options. Cosmetic Dental implants offer a solid, functional, and beautiful replacement for missing teeth that restores the look, feel, and health of your mouth.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t only about a beautiful smile. Many cosmetic treatments can improve the function and health of your teeth. We offer a wide range of affordable dental makeover options, including veneers, natural-looking porcelain crowns, tooth bonding and tooth-colored composite fillings. We also provide teeth whitening and dental implants.
Below are a few of the cosmetic treatments we offer. Come in for a consultation and let’s discuss what we can do for you.
Cosmetic Dental implants procedures • Porcelain veneers • Invisalign • Gum reshaping • Dental crowns • Teeth whitening • Smile makeover • And more!
At Omni Dental of Arlington Heights, Dr. Blilus offer dental implants to patients who desire a successful tooth replacement with lasting function and look. Read on to learn why we recommend dental implants as the best choice for your missing teeth.
Differences Between Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
While a patient may prefer some procedures with a particular type of dentist, like non cosmetic dental implants cosmetic surgeon, both restorative and cosmetic dentistry have a specialized focused. However, each specialization is performed by a dentist who cares for the patient’s health. Therefore, the key difference between the two types of dental care is on the focus and experience of the practicing dentist. Restorative dentist is typically helps a person who are more focused on the health of the patient, while cosmetic dentistry is generally performed by a more experienced practitioner whose focus goes beyond health to improving quality of life.
Dental Crowns As Tooth Restorations
A cosmetic dentist will perform a thorough exam to determine if a dental crown is the best way to restore a patient’s tooth. They will perform a visual exam and take X-ray images of the problem tooth. Once the cosmetic dentist decides to place a crown, here is what happens next:
- The dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic
- They will clean the tooth and remove a portion of the enamel to make room for the dental restoration
- The dentist will take an impression of the prepared tooth, as well as the healthy teeth that flank it
- They will clean the tooth to remove debris and place a temporary crown over the tooth
There are a number of reasons for unhealthy looking teeth:
a lifetime of poor hygiene, an illness, gum disease, a genetic predisposition, even certain medicines can cause weakened or discolored teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure in which thin porcelain ‘shells’ are permanently bonded to the fronts of your teeth.
With this one procedure you can whiten your teeth, fix chips and cracks, close large gaps, make teeth appear straighter, and protect yourself from sensitivity due to worn enamel.
Will Cosmetic Dental Implants Develop Stains?
Although Cosmetic dental implants won’t be affected by teeth whitening, they are also highly resistant to staining. A person’s natural tooth is susceptible to developing stains over time. This is often due to exposure to pigmented foods and beverages, including tea, coffee, wine, berries, and spaghetti sauce.
The good news is that implant crowns are made of porcelain veneers with a protective finish, which does not readily absorb the pigments from foods and beverages. In other words, your natural teeth might develop discolorations over time, but your dental implants will stay the same shade.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are complete or partial dentures that are placed upon and supported by dental implants. Traditional dentures are supported by the gums alone, and they do not specifically attach to anything that holds them in place. With implant-supported dentures, an implant is placed into or on the jawbone, and an abutment attaches to the implant. The dentures are then placed on the implant, which provides a strong, secure hold. Implant-supported bridges are sometimes used to replace a single tooth or a small section of missing teeth, but they most commonly replace an entire row of missing teeth thanks to the placement of four strategically arranged implants.