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Tooth Replacement in Des Plaines, IL

Missing teeth isn't just a cosmetic problem; it's a serious oral health issue. Even one missing tooth can cause the others to shift in your mouth, affecting your chewing and speaking abilities and aging you prematurely. The best way to stop that from happening is to pay our practice a visit. Jeffrey Halpern, DDS, is qualified to perform single or multiple tooth replacement in Des Plaines, IL, through the use of implants. These are one of the more preferred methods, because they're as permanent and strong as natural teeth.

Bridges wear out your neighboring teeth, while implants give them support. Dentures can slide around in your mouth or get lost, and need replacement more than once. Tooth implants never need replacement so long as they are well cared for, and they never budge from their positions. They're also the closest to natural teeth in appearance, so no one can tell that you have them. As long as you're in good health and have enough bone to support them, you're probably a good candidate for our implants for teeth.

The Importance of Tooth Replacement Services

Tooth replacement may not seem necessary when it's just one tooth, especially if the hole is toward the back. However, even one missing tooth can set your whole smile off balance. Teeth are designed to work together, and if one is gone, the others will try to fill its place. This leads to gum disease, tooth decay, and a change in your bite. The jaw bone shrinks, the gums recede, and the rest of your teeth get weaker until they fail altogether. Your cheeks become saggy and hollow too, making you look much older than you are.

You don't want to wait until these problems occur, because by that point they'll require much more work and higher costs. Just one visit to our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can put you on the path to a brand new, healthy smile. We always develop our treatment plans around our patients, customizing and adjusting where needed, so you can count on us to have your best interests at heart.

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The Tooth Implant Process

Tooth implant treatment varies greatly depending on the patient and how many teeth need to be replaced. There are different types of implants, and the healing process can be different for each. Generally, however, treatment involves surgically placing the implant, waiting for the bone to grow around it, and then replacing the missing tooth or teeth. This last part is done through a custom-made crown, denture, or bridge to specially fit your mouth and attach to the implant post. If the prosthetic will take a while, we can provide you a temporary model.

Contact us to find out what method of tooth replacement is right for you. We offer consultations to patients in Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Park Ridge, Rosemont, and Chicago, Illinois, and the neighboring areas.
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