Molars, the strong back teeth responsible for breaking down and chewing food, are essential for a healthy, functional smile. However, they’re also prone to decay, with 9 out of 10 cavities forming in these hard-to-reach areas. If left untreated, tooth decay can progress to the point where even root canal therapy can’t save your molars. That’s where Pleasant Dental® of Dolton, Illinois comes in, offering the perfect solution for molars and other teeth that can’t be saved: dental implants!

Why Dental Implants are the Best Choice

While molars may be hidden from sight, they play a crucial role in your dental health and should be replaced as soon as possible if lost. Failing to do so can cause other teeth to shift, affecting your bite and ability to chew comfortably. The only exception to this rule is wisdom teeth, which often need to be removed due to impaction and lack of space in the mouth, but do not require replacement.

Dental implants are the closest alternative to natural teeth, providing a strong, long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Made of tissue-friendly titanium, the implant acts as a tooth root, holding the replacement tooth securely in place. This natural design can be replicated for various prosthetics, including dental crowns, bridges, or even full dentures.

Our patients love the appearance and feel of their new teeth, as well as the potential for a lifetime of durability with proper care, including regular brushing, flossing, and visits to Pleasant Dental®.

The Simple and Easy Dental Implant Process

The process of getting dental implants is easier and less intimidating than you might think. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the journey to your new, healthy smile:

  1. Our skilled dentists collaborate with an experienced surgeon to accurately position the implant in your jawbone, ensuring it functions effectively as a tooth root.
  2. Once the implant is placed, the healing process begins. Over the next few months, your jawbone will grow into the implant, integrating it into your jaw and providing a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
  3. Finally, we complete the implant process by attaching the visible part of the tooth to the implant. Depending on your needs, this could involve a dental crown for a single tooth or additional implants to support a bridge or denture.
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Patients often compare the dental implant procedure to other common dental treatments, like tooth extractions, making it a straightforward and well-tolerated process.

At Pleasant Dental®, we’re committed to providing comfortable and relaxed treatment experiences at every stage. To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact our Dolton, IL office at (708) 576-1900. Discover the difference dental implants can make for your smile!

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