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Dental implants are metal posts surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums to provide stable support for artificial teeth. Some people who have lost bone in their jaw can still get implants, but first, the bone must be augmented with a bone graft. Dentures and bridges mounted to dental implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth, making you feel more comfortable and confident about eating and speaking. After receiving implants, regular follow-up visits are essential.

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What To Expect

Comprehensive Consultation

During your initial visit, our team will assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and create a personalized treatment plan. We'll use dental imaging to ensure your jawbone can support the implants and address any medical conditions or concerns you may have.

Precise Implant Placement

The implant procedure involves surgically inserting a titanium post into your jawbone, serving as a sturdy foundation for your new tooth. This phase includes healing time for the post to fuse with your jawbone, ensuring a stable and lasting result.

Customized Restoration

Once the implant has integrated with your jawbone, we'll place a custom-made porcelain crown that matches your natural teeth. This final step restores the appearance and function of your smile, giving you confidence in your daily activities.

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At Always There Dental Care, we understand the importance of a healthy, confident smile. Our dental implant services offer a permanent solution for replacing damaged or missing teeth, providing you with the stability, functionality, and aesthetics you deserve. Learn more about how dental implants can transform your oral health and overall quality of life.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts surgically placed into your jawbone, acting as sturdy anchors for artificial teeth. This innovative solution mimics the natural function and appearance of real teeth, ensuring your new smile is both beautiful and functional.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

  • Restored Functionality: Improve your speech, chewing, and bite alignment with dental implants that work just like natural teeth.
  • Improved Appearance: Achieve a flawless smile with customized porcelain crowns that blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
  • Long-Lasting Results: With a 98% success rate, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene.

The Dental Implant Procedure

  1. Consultation and Planning
    • Discuss your dental health, medical history, and goals with our experienced team.
    • Evaluate your jawbone structure through dental imaging to ensure it's sufficient for implant placement.
  2. Pre-Procedure Preparations
    • Address any chronic illnesses or conditions that may affect the procedure, such as diabetes or leukemia.
    • Avoid tobacco use to ensure optimal healing.
  3. Bone Augmentation (If Necessary)
    • Undergo bone grafting if your jawbone lacks the necessary strength to support implants.
  4. Implant Placement
    • Surgically insert a titanium screw into your jawbone, replacing the root of your missing tooth.
    • Allow 6-12 weeks for the screw to fuse with your jawbone, ensuring a strong foundation.
  5. Crown Placement
    • Place a customized porcelain crown over the screw, perfectly matching your natural teeth for a seamless look.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Natural Look and Feel: Implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
  • Permanent Solution: Unlike dentures and bridges, implants offer a stable and permanent replacement.
  • Enhanced Oral Health: Prevent bone loss, maintain jaw structure, and preserve surrounding teeth.
  • Boosted Confidence: Enjoy eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence, knowing your implants won’t slip or shift.

Early Implant Placement: The Key to Success

Acting promptly to replace missing teeth is essential for:

  • Preserving Natural Tooth Alignment: Prevent shifting and misalignment.
  • Preventing Bone Loss: Maintain your jawbone's strength and structure.
  • Optimal Aesthetics and Function: Ensure your implants integrate seamlessly for a natural look.
  • Enhanced Oral Hygiene: Close gaps that can trap debris and bacteria.

Is Your Jawbone Ready for Dental Implants?

Ensuring your jawbone can support dental implants is crucial for their success. If you have concerns about bone volume, we offer solutions such as:

  • Bone Grafting: Enhance your jawbone's strength.
  • Mini Implants, All-on-4, All-on-6, and Zygomatic Implants: Tailored solutions for various levels of bone loss.

Ready to Transform Your Smile?

At Always There Dental Care, we are committed to providing you with the best dental implant solutions. Our skilled team ensures a comfortable and successful treatment process, tailored to your unique needs.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Discover how dental implants can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a confident, beautiful smile.

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At Always There Dental Care, our patients are always returning because we provide some of the best cosmetic and general dentistry services in Chicago. Learn more about the options we have in our office to help you smile brighter and longer! Quickly navigate our services:

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How long does it take to recover from a dental implant procedure?

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Recovery time varies, but most patients can return to normal activities within a few days. Full integration of the implant with the jawbone typically takes a few months. Visit our recovery guidelines page for more information.

What are dental implants, and how do they work?

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Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. They provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth. More details can be found on our Dental Implants page.