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 because it is the most highly recommended option for patients seeking permanent results. Many patients who are faced with tooth replacement worry about restorations that require a lot of care and attention. They also prefer restorations that stay in place, instead of removable options such as dentures. Dental bridges can be a turnoff for some patients because they require preparation of the otherwise healthy surrounding teeth to place, resulting in irreversible changes to the teeth. Dental implants are then suggested, especially for patients who have sufficient bone for placement.

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Dental implants act as tooth root replacements. Implants take on the role of the tooth root. With a crown placed on top of the implant it can be hard to tell any difference from your natural tooth.

There are several benefits of dental implants. Dental implants are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Affordable
  • Strong
  • Long-lasting
  • Stand-alone
  • Versatile
  • Easy to care for

At Pleasant Dental®, we want our patients to know the various options available to them when replacing teeth. We also encourage them to do so as soon as possible to avoid problems such as teeth that shift out of alignment. Dr. Dean Dietrich consults with patients who are missing teeth to help them make an educated decision as to the best solution for their smile-and many times, it may be dental implants.

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