Preserve your smile after tooth loss by turning to dental implants.
Tooth loss doesn’t just impact the appearance of your smile, it can also impact the health of your mouth. Those with tooth loss also deal with trouble speaking, difficulty chewing and bone loss. This is why it behooves you to visit our Elk Grove Village, IL, dentists right away to discuss your tooth replacement options. The reason so many people are turning to dental implants these days is that this restoration provides people with a near replica of a natural tooth.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant consists of three parts: a titanium metal post that replaces the tooth roots, an abutment that connects the implant with the false tooth, and a realistic-looking dental crown. While it can take months to get a dental implant, our Elk Grove Village, IL, dentist knows the long-term benefits that this tooth replacement offers once placed, which is why so many choose to go this route when it comes to replacing their teeth.
Here are the steps involved in getting a dental implant,
- You will need to go through a thorough consultation with our dental team so that we can make sure that you are healthy enough for implants. We will need to examine your mouth and take x-rays to ensure that you are healthy and that the jawbone can support the implant.
- Once you’ve been cleared for surgery, you’ll come into our office so that we can place the implant into the jawbone. This is a minor surgical procedure performed by our expert dental team. It only takes about 15-30 minutes to place a dental implant.
- It will take several months for the jawbone to grow around the implant. Once this is complete, we will place a connector known as an abutment over the implant. The abutment will link up the implant with the false tooth.
- While we give the gums a couple of weeks to heal from the abutment placement, we will take that time to have a dental lab create your custom crown. Once the crown is ready, you’ll come into the office so that we can check the final fit before cementing the crown to the implant.
If you want to prevent bone loss, support the health of your smile and feel confident in your appearance, then dental implants might be ideal for you. To schedule an implant consultation with our Lakemoor, Hainesville, Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village, IL, family dentists, call Lakemoor Dental at (815) 363-888, (847) 986-6300, (847) 744-6240 or (847) 749-1780.