Customized Dental Implants in Chicago, IL
One of the latest technological advancements when it comes to replacing missing teeth is dental implants in Chicago, IL. Our dentists understand how this benefits clients, so we are proud to provide this service to those in need.
What exactly are dental implants though? The most common type is known as a root-form implant because there is a small, titanium post that acts as the root for any missing teeth. Once the dental implant is secure, an artificial tooth, called a restoration, is custom fitted for the space. Next, the restoration is then secured to the implant, which holds everything in place firmly.
Using 3D imaging technology, we are able to map out implant placement before the implant is inserted. With immediate access to crystal-clear images, the entire process of diagnosis, treatment and patient education becomes faster and more effective than ever before.
The Benefits of an Implant
There are many different reasons why our implant dentists are excited about being able to offer this treatment to patients in need. First, an implant is able to work like the roots of your natural teeth. That means it is capable of stimulating the jawbone as you chew, which is necessary to preserve it and keep it healthy.
Secondly, an implant is a strong, comfortable, and secure tooth replacement option that, when the restoration is in place, looks and feels just like a natural tooth. With regular checkups and cleanings at our office, as well as careful home care, a tooth implant is capable of being a wonderful, long-term solution to a missing tooth.
How Is an Implant Used?
There are many different ways an implant can be used in your mouth. Teeth implants are able to support a variety of restorations, including single crowns, multi-unit bridges, and full-arch dentures. Crown and bridges are usually non-removable when they are secured in your mouth, while dentures are able to be detached for cleaning and sleeping. Whether you are in need of dentures or a dental crown in Chicago, IL, our team will assist you.
Diagnosis & Treatment
The placing of an implant involves several different phases that are dependent on your unique situation. This means that treatment times can often widely vary from person to person. No matter what, the first step is for our dentists to determine if an implant is the right option for your mouth. This begins with a discussion about your health history and treatment goals and continues into a comprehensive examination to check the health of your jawbone and gums. This allows us to determine if any additional procedures, such as a bone graft or gum surgery, are needed for your implant.
The procedure itself begins with our dentist shaping a channel in the jawbone for the implant. The implant is then placed into the prepared space and a temporary restoration might be offered to you. Over the course of the next few months, the implant will begin to fuse to the bone in a process known as osseointegration and become more secure. Once the implant is properly secured, a beautiful final restoration is attached to your implant.