• November 1, 2017

“Time to eat!”

Those three words are undeniably among the best words one can hear anytime of the year, but especially around the holidays. But what if you’re forced to stick to mashed potatoes and gravy instead of turkey, ham, and those delicious holiday pies?

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you’re going to be faced with a lot of comfort food and sweet treats. Wouldn’t it be a shame to miss out on your favorite dishes because of broken, decaying, or missing teeth?

If you’re tired of having to go without some of your most favorite things just because of your teeth, it’s time to consider dental implants.

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we can repair your smile and restore your ability to eat whatever you want. So what’s our secret?

It’s really no secret at all! At Shorewood Family Dental Care, Dr. Robert Funk has treated numerous patients with dental problems just like yours. The sooner you decide to fix your smile, the sooner you can get back to enjoying your favorite dishes with those you love.

Potential Oral Health Problems After Tooth Loss

Just one missing tooth can be detrimental to your oral health. When you lose a tooth, the bone that was supporting it will start to deteriorate. The teeth on each side of the space will start to move into the gap, affecting your bite and potentially becoming loose. As your other teeth move, you’re at a higher risk of losing more teeth.

All of these damaging side effects of tooth loss can be prevented if you see us as soon as possible for a tooth replacement.

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we offer revolutionary dental implants that can help you avoid the harmful effects of tooth loss. But why should you choose dental implants in particular?

What’s So Great About Dental Implants?

Sure, we’re a little biased, but we think dental implants are phenomenal! When it comes to replacing teeth in a way that looks and works like the real thing, dental implants are hard to beat. With dental implants, we can completely restore your missing tooth, even the roots!

A dental implant is a small titanium screw placed in your jaw to strengthen the bone and prevent deterioration of tissue. We then attach a post to the implant before attaching a dental crown to finish. You’re left with a complete smile that looks natural; no one will know you’ve had work done unless you tell them!

Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to come to our office for a consultation. We can take a close look at your teeth, gums, and bone to see if a dental implant could work for you.

We will look at your overall oral health to make sure you’re a good candidate. You’ll likely be in luck if you regularly practice good oral hygiene habits, have solid and healthy bone density, have healthy gums, and don’t smoke.

What’s The Dental Implant Procedure Like?

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we want our patients to feel comfortable and informed throughout their treatment. We will go over every step of the process with you in our office. When you come in for a dental implant procedure, we will start by numbing the area. Sedation is available if necessary. Remember, we want you completely comfortable!

Once you’re ready, we will place the implant and post. You’ll then take a few months to let your dental implant heal and bond to your bone; then you’ll come back to our office for your dental crown. Your crown is created in a dental lab using a 3D digital impression of your mouth to make it look most natural.

Once your crown is attached, you’re good to go!

It’s Time To Enjoy The Holidays Again!

Don’t let this holiday season go by without enjoying your favorite foods. When you hear the words “time to eat” we want you to be able to fill your plate with all the fixings your heart desires.

To learn more about dental implants and to schedule a consultation, call Shorewood Family Dental Care in Shorewood, IL at (815) 768-1615. You can also contact us online.