Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth--many patients report that their implants are virtually indistinguishable from their original teeth. For patients in the Tinley Park area who are interested in dental implants, Dr. Michael D. Egan of Crystal Clear Dental can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Advantages of Dental Implants
With proper care, dental implants can last as long as a lifetime. In fact, according to OsseoNews.com, the first dental implant patient in 1965 still has his original dental implant in today! For best results, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene care of your implant just as you would with your natural teeth.
2. Natural appearance
Implants are custom-designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. Your family, friends, and co-workers will not be able to tell that your new tooth is artificial—and neither will you.
Unlike dentures and removable bridges, dental implants are fixed permanently to your mouth. You do not have to worry about them slipping or falling. You also do not have to worry about frequently replacing them—most dental implants last at least 25 years up to a lifetime. To maintain oral hygiene, you will simply brush and floss as you would with your original teeth and come in for a cleaning twice a year.
Whereas other tooth replacement options may cause difficulty with chewing and speaking, dental implants function as your natural teeth. You will be able to enjoy the favorite foods you used to eat before your tooth loss, such as steak and bread. Implants also help improve one’s speech. With dentures, there is the worry that they will fall out. Dental implants are fused to the jawbone, so there is no concern that they will slip out of your mouth.
5. Improved self-confidence
Many patients with missing teeth report feeling self-conscious about their smiles. Patients with dentures may also be concerned that their dentures will fall out if they smile too widely. Unfortunately, other people may perceive closed mouth or strained smiles as a sign of unfriendliness or lack of confidence. With the beautiful new teeth you’ll receive from the implant procedure, you will be proud to show off your radiant smile!
Whether you are seeking to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, Dr. Egan at Crystal Clear Dental can help you determine which implant procedure is right for you. You can learn more about dental implants at the Crystal Clear Dental website: http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com/
About Dr. Michael D. Egan:
Dr. Michael D. Egan is the founder of Crystal Clear Dental. A Loyola College graduate in Biology and Philosophy, he continued on at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He has practiced dentistry for over 18 years and is now bringing a more visionary approach to his dental care. Along with offering his patients Invisalign, Lumineers, oral surgery, endodontics, dentures, crowns, bridge work, fillings, and cleanings, Dr. Egan also incorporates an awareness of some of today’s mind-body healing modalities that make for a more relaxed dental experience. To learn more about Dr. Egan, please visit: http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com.