The benefits of Dental Implants

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There are several options for replacing missing teeth; namely dentures, partials, bridges, or Dental Implants. At Pleasant Dental Dolton, IL , Dr. Dietrich can help provide all of these procedures. Increasingly, patients are finding implants to be the better choice. They are sturdy, beautiful, and long lasting. Bridges vs. implants A bridge or an implant can effectively replace a missing tooth, and look perfectly natural. The primary difference is in the way they are attached. Implants are embedded in the jawbone, providing exceptional stability and preventing bone deterioration. Bridges rest atop the gum, and are anchored to crowns on the … Continue reading

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

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If I want to make this article really short I could simply say, “All but the medically compromised are candidates for implants.” Now that I have already lost you, let me explain. Implants really work well in most situations and for most patients. That doesn’t mean that everyone who walks in off the street can just have an implant placed and walk out the door with a new tooth. Some people who have been missing a tooth or teeth for years may not have the right quality or amount of bone that they need to have an implant successfully placed. … Continue reading

What are dental implants?

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You are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of implants in general. Simply put, implants of any kind are the replacement of something in the body. In dentistry this means the replacement of a tooth or teeth with an artificial one. No, we don’t clone teeth and then plant them in your mouth. Implants are made of a metal and are placed in the bone where the missing tooth was. The implants look like screws in many cases but they are not often screwed into the bone. They are placed in the bone in a minor procedure that by all accounts … Continue reading

Tooth replacement options from your Dolton dentist: The difference between dentures, implants, and bridges

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If you have lost a tooth, or several of them, you are probably in a hurry to do something about it. If not, maybe you should be. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your appearance, food choices, ability to speak clearly, and oral health. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are several options available, each with unique benefits: Traditional dentures may be the fastest solution with the lowest upfront costs. Several teeth can be replaced with a partial denture, or the entire arch of teeth can be replaced with a full denture. One of the best … Continue reading

The procedure for replacing a single tooth with a dental implant in Dolton

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Every tooth is precious. You may not realize just how much so until you lose one. Until recently, a fixed bridge was the only viable solution, because partial dentures are rarely used for a single tooth. Bridges are great, and we still use them today. However, they are far from perfect, so we are happy to have a healthier, more long-lasting alternative to offer you. A dental implant, topped with a specially designed crown, replicates the anatomy, function, and appearance of a natural tooth almost perfectly. Step one: Consultation First, the doctor will examine your mouth and discuss your medical … Continue reading

Are dental implants affordable for Dolton, IL, area patients?

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While most people believe that the permanent teeth you receive as an adolescent or young teenager are, in fact, permanent; the truth is that teeth can be lost for a number of reasons. A tooth can be knocked out during an accident or some form of trauma to the face, or it can simply be a natural part of the aging process, or the simple effect of health concerns. Regardless of the reason, replacing the tooth is important not only for cosmetic reasons, but also for the health of the mouth. In addition to helping patients smile bigger, a full … Continue reading

Why a dental implant is considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement for Dolton area residents

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There are situations that may occur to Dolton area residents in which natural, adult teeth need to be extracted or are lost. This means that patients are without one or more teeth in their smiles. This can affect both appearance and function. Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental knows how terrifying the idea of lost teeth can be, but works closely with new and existing patients to determine the best method of tooth replacement for their needs. Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental in the Dolton area considers dental implants one of the “gold standards” of tooth replacement. This is … Continue reading

Where can patients obtain affordable dental implants in the Chicago and South Suburbs area?

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Dental implants are a popular option for patients in the Chicago area and the South Suburbs. These restorations have been used for many years and they continue to prove themselves. They are permanent, lasting a lifetime when patients take good care of their smile and have them done by a quality dentist such as Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental. Patients love the ease of having dental implants in their smile and love how versatile they can be. Dental implants can support replacing teeth in a variety of ways, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants play an important role … Continue reading


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