Dental Implant: Long-Lasting Dental Restorations in Crest Hill, IL
One or more missing teeth not only affects the overall appearance of your smile, but the gaps can result in complications that affect the surrounding teeth, gingiva, and bone density. Dental implant treatments restore both the function and aesthetics of your smile, helping to recreate a smile that lasts for years. If you need dental restorations, then dental implants are our top recommendation – schedule a consultation to see if this treatment is the right fit for you.
How do Dental Implants Work?
To begin, we have a thorough consultation to evaluate your unique needs and decide whether dental implants are right for your smile. Next, we use modern imaging technology to see what is happening below the gingiva, then design a customized treatment plan for your new implants. This technology helps us see the optimal placement for the implant post. Additionally, we create a crown to serve as a replacement tooth that blends in with the size, color, and shape of your natural teeth.
Dental implants can be used to restore one or more missing teeth. Implant posts are also used for full restorations, such as the All-on-4 technique to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth.
Once you have a personalized design and treatment plan, then it’s time to prepare your mouth for your new implants. This process involves the precise placement of the implant post in the jawbone, where the bone assimilates the post that is acting as the root of the tooth. Advanced bone regeneration techniques can be used to ensure the jawbone is strong enough to support the implant.
The implant post acts as an anchor and foundation to hold a crown that is placed on top. The result: a tooth that feels, looks, and functions in the same way as a natural tooth.
This dental restoration is the most conservative, natural, and long-lasting solution to replace missing teeth. The success rate is high – between 94% – 98%, especially among patients with good oral hygiene who don’t smoke.
Immediate Implant Placement
If you want to minimize the number of treatments required, immediate implant placement is a great option. This procedure places the dental implants immediately after tooth extraction instead of the traditional method of separate appointments for tooth extraction and implant placement. The surgery takes care of a two-step process in a single appointment. Since the implant is anchored into a recently vacated location, it simplifies the treatment process and increases the likelihood that the osseointegration will be successful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Almost any patient who is missing one or more teeth is a good candidate for dental implants. We perform a thorough examination and consultation to make sure you meet the requirements for a successful outcome. Good candidates have teeth and gingiva in good health, sufficient bone density to support the implant, and maintain consistent oral hygiene practices.
What parts are included in a dental implant?
There are actually three main parts that make up the design of a dental implant: the implant post that is placed into the jawbone, an abutment to attach the tooth restoration to the implant post, and the artificial tooth that is the visible part of the restoration (a crown, bridge, or implant-supported dentures). This process requires multiple appointments, starting with the placement of the implant post. Then, you must wait for the implant to integrate into the bone before the final restoration is put in place.
Why are dental implants preferred over other dental restorations?
When you are missing teeth, dental implant placement can improve the appearance of your smile and help you maintain functions such as eating and talking. Implants fill in the gaps to prevent shifting or misalignment of your natural teeth. Additionally, dental implants provide long-term restorations that look and feel like the original tooth. As a result, you can participate in an active lifestyle without worrying about dental decay or dentures that slip out of place.
We Accept Most Insurances
We work hard to make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Soltani Periodontics & Implant Dentistry accepts all PPO insurance plans, and we file your insurance for you so the benefits will come directly to us. We accept Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, Blue Cross BlueShield, Guardian, United Healthcare, and more!