Discover Highland Park Dental Implant Services
Replacing missing teeth is one of the best ways to gain self-confidence and feel comfortable greeting the world with a smile. Dental implants deliver a stable hold and can return your smile to its original beauty.
With implants in Highland Park, Carol Lockwood, DDS creates the perfect restoration for you. Contact our office today for more information about replacing missing teeth with implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant secures the replacement for a missing tooth and consists of a titanium post, an abutment, and a restoration. The post is placed in your jawbone and, after a few months, assimilates into it. Now it can provide a strong hold allowing the implant to support the restoration.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer several distinct advantages over other teeth replacement methods. These benefits include:
Jaw Bone Health - When you lose a tooth, you lose bone density in that area of the jaw. This can cause you to lose some of the original definition of your jaw line. Dental implants help maintain overall jaw health and shape.
Stability - Because the implant itself is firmly secured in the jawbone, it will not move out of place. You can enjoy a stable bite when eating, and be assured no slippage will occur when you speak. While dental implants require a few months for complete healing after oral surgery, they ultimately feel more natural than other restorations because they are a long-term solution.
Tooth Preservation - Dental implants do not require altering existing healthy teeth to be used as anchors. This allows neighboring teeth to remain unaffected by the placement of the restoration.
Dr. Lockwood works closely with a trusted oral surgeon, who will place the implants, and will provide temporary restorations until you are ready for the permanent prosthetic. She uses high-resolution magnifying loupes to better view the tooth and to ensure each fine detail and imperfection is corrected.
From creating the original impression for a custom fit, to matching the color of your prosthesis to your desired shade, Dr. Lockwood works carefully with you to achieve the smile you desire.
When you choose dental implants, you are getting a life-long tooth replacement that truly benefits your oral health. Dr. Lockwood is happy to provide our Highland Park dental implant patients with the treatment they need to restore and maintain bite functionality, as well as their beautiful smiles.
To learn more about Dr. Lockwood’s Highland Park dental implant services, schedule an appointment with her today.