Dental Implants in Naperville, IL
Losing one or more teeth is no picnic; literally and figuratively. Literally, because chewing food of any kind—let alone delicious picnic food such as corn on the cob, barbecue ribs and fried chicken—can become difficult, and figuratively because missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and your self-confidence. Unsightly gaps in your smile can make you feel embarrassed in social and career settings. And if left untreated, tooth loss can lead to a host of additional dental problems, including shifting teeth, an increased risk of gum disease, and even additional tooth loss.
Many patients have tried other reliable tooth replacement methods such as bridges or dentures to correct this serious problem, but they find themselves wanting a solution that feels and looks more natural. Dr. Paul Caputo and the team in Naperville, IL can provide that solution with dental implants.
Dental implants are the most lifelike tooth replacement available, because they replace your entire tooth from root to crown. As such, they provide the sturdiness, stability and beauty that other tooth replacement options cannot offer. If you and Dr. Caputo determine that dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for you, then he will refer you to an implant dentist who will surgically place a titanium post in the jawbone beneath the socket of your missing tooth. In order to ensure that his patients experience the best restoration procedure possible, Dr. Caputo will coordinate your treatment with highly regarded implant dentists, periodontists and oral surgeons. Implant dentistry can be a straightforward and painless process if you have the right team, and you’ll find that at Caputo Dental.
Once the post has been implanted, it will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. This not only builds a sturdy foundation, it also helps protect your jawbone against deterioration, which is a common problem that occurs as a result of tooth loss. Once an appropriate amount of time has passed for the post to successfully integrate with your bone, you’ll return to our Naperville office so that Dr. Caputo can fit you for a beautiful, custom-made porcelain crown. After that, your brand-new dental implant will be complete!
Dental implants have several benefits, including:
- Independence – they can be implanted individually, meaning that you won’t have to adjust or remove any natural teeth to make room for them.
- Stability – unlike dentures and partials, dental implants are not removable and can be treated just like regular teeth.
- Versatility – in addition to individual placement, dental implants can also be used to anchor dentures and bridges in order to provide more stability.
- Durability – if cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime!
You don’t have to live with an incomplete smile any longer. Dr. Caputo and the team at Caputo Dental can provide you with the precise, comprehensive dental care you need in order to make your smile healthier and happier. Contact our Naperville office today if you have any questions about dental implants, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment. We also are happy to serve patients from the areas of Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, and all of northwestern Illinois.