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Dental Implants

Here at Mantis Dentistry, Dr. Dino Mantis offers dental implants for patients looking to improve their appearance, their overall oral health or the function of their teeth or dentures. Dr. Mantis is highly educated on the placement of dental implants.

Dental implants are designed to provide a secure foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. If you are among the many who suffer from permanent tooth loss, you can eliminate the problems and discomfort caused by poorly fitting dentures or missing teeth. You can begin to discover the joy of eating healthy, speaking clearly, feeling confident and laughing comfortably! With dental implants, you can rediscover the comfort and confidence to enjoy your life. Dental implants are designed to provide you with a natural looking and functioning smile.

Did you know that even the loss of one tooth might result in the tipping, drifting and erupting of neighbouring and opposing teeth? The loss of several teeth can result in the inability to chew and speak effectively. It can also lead to the collapse of your bite causing stress on your jaw joints and facial muscles. There may be a reduction in the vertical dimension of your face resulting in an older facial appearance and noticeable facial lines. Dr. Mantis considers all these factors when determining how best to achieve dental aesthetics that are in harmony with your physiology.

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted below the gum to anchor an artificial tooth. Dental Implants are a more secure and confident solution to uncomfortable or loose dentures as well.

If you have any further questions about how dental implants can improve your quality of life, please feel free to speak with Dr. Mantis or one of our Mantis Dentistry team members today.

Periodontal Surgery – Bone Grafting

To make sure that you have enough bone for your dental implant, Dr. Mantis may have to increase the amount of bone for your implants by grafting bone into the required area.

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is resorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Dr. Mantis offers bone grafting to repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions or gum disease. Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. Special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration.

Here at Mantis Dentistry in Wilmette, Dr. Mantis is very happy to answer any questions you may have regarding bone grafting and your dental implants.

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