Dental Implants in Carol Stream

Dental Implants - Simply Dental, Carol Stream Dentist

Dental implants have had a considerable impact on modern dentistry – offering a highly viable solution to replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that is placed, or implanted, into your jaw where a dental crown is then capped on top for a complete tooth that looks and even feels like a real tooth.

The Process – What To Expect

Typically, your first step includes a consultation with the Two Rivers Dental Implant & Prosthetics team which includes oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and periodontists who will examine you to determine whether you are a good candidate for implants. Dental implants have very high success rates, up to 98% because of accurate planning. A state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) to plan the location of implants to be placed in the bone, and if any pre-prosthetic procedures are needed to optimize the success rate of your implants. Implanting a titanium screw into the jawbone will undergo a process known as Osseointegration to fuse with the surrounding bone. This process results in a strong bond that is similar to what a real tooth offers. Several months may be required for this step, but you will be provided with a temporary removable flipper, or replacement tooth, to protect the surgical area while maintaining esthetics. Afterwards, our prosthetic team will place an abutment connector onto the titanium implant where a dental crown can be placed. The dental crown will be made specifically to blend in with your teeth for a natural esthetic.

Dental implants are an investment for your future, they can last the rest of your life if you follow the maintenance protocol we provide you.

Dental Implants - Simply Dental, Carol Stream Dentist

To find out whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants, please call us at (630) 588-0003 for more information.