Northbrook, Illinois – Northbrook Court Dental Associates (http://www.northbrookcourtdental.com) announced it now provides dental implants for patients with missing teeth. According to recent studies, approximately 69% of adults from the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to periodontal disease, tooth decay, an unsuccessful root canal or an accident, and 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth by age 74.
“Not only can the loss of a tooth change your appearance, it can cause problems with chewing,” says Dr. Michael Vold, D.D.S. and founder of Northbrook Court Dental Associates. “Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth and regain a beautiful smile.”
Dental implants can replace a single lost tooth or several missing teeth. The implants are made of titanium, an extremely strong metal, and shaped like a tooth root. They are fused into the jawbone and covered with a crown.
The implant procedure is a three step process that involves attaching the implant to the jawbone, placing an abutment on top of the implant and fitting the abutment with a crown. Once the implant is in place, it is taken care of just like natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.
Implants have become more popular than bridges because they do not have to be anchored to adjacent teeth. They are also sturdier and more comfortable than dentures, which can slip or cause embarrassing clicks.
“Dental implants are one of the best solutions for missing teeth,” says Dr. Vold. “They will correct any bite problems that resulted from the lost tooth, and make it much easier to eat.”
For more information about cost dental implants and Northbrook Court Dental Associates’ treatment services, visit the Northbrook dentistry office’s website at http://www.northbrookcourtdental.com, or call the office today at 847-272-2900.
Dr. Michael Vold has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin (1963), a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School (1967) and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law (1980). He served as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force and taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. Dr. Vold is a member of the American Dental Association and Illinois State Dental Society, as well as a recipient of numerous professional honors and awards.