For nearly 20 years, Dr. Scherer has been providing men and women with successful oral health care treatment, providing results that are long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing. Every year, he sees many residents who are interested in having dental implants placed to restore their oral function after having lost one or more teeth. One of the biggest reasons this tooth replacement option is so popular is due to the fact that dental implants are designed to last a lifetime! However, there are some exceptions to this truth. Because after all, you must take proper care of your dental implants for them to be successful.
A Bit More About Dental Implants
Dr. Scherer applies great care and precision to the details of every dental implant case he performs. When you visit Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center for your initial consultation with him, Dr. Scherer will spend extensive time evaluating your mouth, gums, and jawbone, explaining the details of dental implants and the procedure, and answering any questions you have. Before your surgery date, Dr. Scherer will develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and achieve your cosmetic goals.
Dental implants are small screws made out of titanium. Dr. Scherer will surgically place them directing into the jawbone, and an abutment will be placed on top. This abutment is the portion of the dental implant that directly holds the crown.
One of the best things about dental implants is that the titanium screws work to stimulate jawbone tissue, helping it to maintain its shape and keep it strong and healthy. Additionally, the placement of dental implants into the jawbone means that the two will naturally form a permanent bond.
Men and women who choose dental implants as their tooth replacement system enjoy fully restored oral health, natural-looking results, and full oral function. That means they have the ability to eat, talk, and smile with confidence once again!
Dental Implants Have Many Benefits
While their longevity is a huge benefit of dental implants, more and more patients are choosing this solution for a myriad of reasons, including:
- They’re secure because they are directly inserted into the jawbone; therefore, they don’t slip or slide around the mouth
- They don’t need to be replaced
- They are more cost-effective because they do not require replacement like dentures and bridges do
- They keep the jawbone strong and healthy and help maintain its shape
- They protect remaining natural teeth because they don’t interfere with them like bridges do
- They are easy to care for
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants were created to be a permanent solution for patients with loose or missing teeth. Instead of being stuck between a rock and a hard place – or between dentures or bridges – dental implants can truly offer newfound self-confidence and an overall improvement in life.
In order to ensure your dental implants last a lifetime, patients must take responsible measures to keep them and your mouth healthy. Dental implants should be cared for the same way natural teeth are cared for by:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing once a day
- Using an antibacterial mouthwash daily
- Visiting a general dentist for biannual cleanings and checkups
- Visiting our doctors with any concerns regarding dental implants
Choose Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center for Your Dental Implants
If you’ve been living with limited oral function for years, or even just a week, call Dr. Scherer today to book your initial dental implant consultation. He will be able to fully evaluate your oral health care needs and provide you with a solution designed just for you.
Call his office today at (630) 364-2888 to get started.