Out of all the dental injuries a person can experience in their lifetime, losing a tooth is one of the most devastating. After all, it strongly affects not just your oral health, but your confidence too. Many patients find themselves unwilling to even leave the house when faced with unsightly gaps in their smile, much less interact with their friends or colleagues. Even worse, it can cause an increased risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss if left untreated for too long. While many patients have tried reliable methods like bridges or dentures to correct the problem, some find it lacking and unnatural, leaving them unsatisfied. While we can’t bring back your original tooth here at the Naperville office of Dr. Caputo, we can provide the next best thing with dental implants! This revolutionary new tool can restore your smile seamlessly, leaving you the support, stability, and beauty you’ve been sorely missing.
What’s a dental implant?
Unlike other tooth replacement methods, a dental implant effectively recreates the entire structure of the tooth, including both the root and the crown! The process is simple – first, Dr. Caputo will refer you to a specialist who will place a small titanium post into the open socket in question. Once an appropriate amount of time has passed for this replacement tooth root to fuse successfully with your jaw, you’ll return to Dr. Caputo’s office so that he can outfit it with a beautiful, custom-made restoration.
There are several benefits to dental implants, including:
- Unlike dentures and partials, dental implants are not removable. In fact, they lend a renewed sense of stability and sturdiness to your smile!
- Since dental implants can be placed individually, there’s no need to adjust or remove any of your other teeth in order to make room for them.
- Dental implants are very versatile – they can even be used to anchor dentures or bridges!
Don’t let your incomplete smile keep you from living your life to the fullest! Contact our Naperville office today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Caputo and his team are dedicated to providing patients with warm, comfortable care that puts their needs first. We also serve the areas of Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, and beyond.