Patients who want to have dental implants placed need to be careful about where they have this done. While implant dentistry is a highly specialized field, it isn’t officially recognized as a dental specialty. A dentist can legally place and restore dental implants without any training in that field. And while the work can seem to the patient to be of high quality, time is the true test of the quality. The work may seem solid at first, but within a few years it can become loose, infected, or even fall out. If you have a single missing tooth, dental implants are one of two excellent methods of replacing that tooth. If you have several missing teeth, or are missing all your teeth, dental implants are unquestionably the best way to replace them if you are a candidate. If you would like to know how they could work for you, call the Glen Dental Center. If you aren’t ready to commit to a comprehensive examination, you can meet with Dr. Gilmor or Dr. Phillips for a complimentary consultation to learn more about how Glen Dental can help.
Having missing teeth can be a source of great embarrassment. You need replacements that will look totally natural, that won’t slip and slide around, and that will be as much like having your own natural teeth back as possible. Come see us and we will help you regain the confidence of having your own teeth back.
They have two parts. The root form takes the place of the tooth root, and that is surgically placed in the bone. See our dental implant surgery page for more information about the procedure. The crown is the part that shows, and it is made out of porcelain. When done by either Dr. Gilmor or Dr. Phillips, who both have an artistic eye, your dental implants can perfectly mimic a natural tooth and blend in beautifully with your other teeth. The photo on the right is a sample of some of the work from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview. One of the teeth in her smile is a dental implant. Can you tell which one? See the Glen Dental Center’s implant smile gallery page for more details about this case.