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Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Morton IL

If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants can be your smile solution. Missing a tooth can cause pain, embarrassment and functional problems with your smile. You may notice that your surrounding teeth shift to compensate for the missing tooth and you may have difficulty chewing or speaking. In addition to the functional problems a missing tooth or teeth can cause, you may notice some aesthetic changes as well. When the surrounding teeth shift to fill the space of the missing tooth your face shape can change as well. Over time the problem only worsens.

A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. To place your implant, Dr. Smidt expertly positions a surgical grade titanium post into your jawbone. After a period of healing, the post provides a solid foundation for your custom crown, denture or bridge.

While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Dental implants are often used instead of bridges to help maintain the original tooth structure of the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth.

Feel confident knowing your dental implants are secured and permanent, providing you a smile solution you can count on. Make your smile beautiful and functional; call us today if you have questions about dental implants.

Dr. Smidt is dedicated to providing the best care for his patients and enhancing his knowledge and skill. Dr. Smidt is has completed continuing education courses from the Pankey Institute and is a member of these prestigious groups:

  • Dental Implant Study Club
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)
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There is also a Zoom!™ take-home whitening kit available. This do-it-yourself process is usually completed in 2 weeks, and while the results are more gradual compared to the in-office procedure, you will still see noticeable, fantastic results. Talk with Dr. Long or Dr. Grimm for help in deciding which whitening procedure is right for you.

 

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