Dental Implants in Schaumburg, IL
Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge or partial denture will fulfill the aesthetic need, but to truly replace the tooth and protect your oral health, only a dental implant will do. A dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but a replacement tooth root. We rebuild the support system for your tooth, then place a replacement tooth over the base.
Our team at ImplantWide can help you restore your oral health, protect your bone from atrophy, and improve your function, all while helping you achieve a beautiful smile. Our work begins with a consultation with one of our qualified doctors, and we will evaluate your needs and together design a treatment plan customized to you.
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How do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant is more than just a replacement tooth, it is a full restoration of a missing tooth. If you take a very basic consideration of the tooth structure, there are three main building blocks that provide you a functioning tooth: the jaw, the root, and then the tooth. When a patient loses a tooth, they also lose that middle piece, the root. The root is what connects the tooth to the jaw, and the loss of the root will cause significant changes in your mouth. The jawbone will suffer immediate and increasing bone loss, shrinking due to sorption, which with time will impact your facial structure. Using a dental bridge or partial, the portion that you can see can be repalced, but without that tooth root, there is no connection with your jaw, and that sorption will continue.
What is a Dental Implant Made of?
The implant is a titanium metal device that is surgically inserted into your jaw. Once placed, your bone will grow and heal around the device, fusing to the implant, making it a strong and stable part of the bone. This process is known as osseointegration. Through this process, the implant will serve as a new dental root in place of the missing tooth. After the device is fully stabilized, we will then customize a dental crown to place over the device, giving you a fully restored tooth.
Dental Implant Preparation
Before the dental implant process, there are some preparatory steps that we will need to take before surgery. We will first want to ensure that you are not suffering from gum disease, as infection of any sort can lead to problems with the osseointegration process. Next, you may require a simple bone graft procedure to bulk up the available bone present. If your tooth has been missing for a large amount of time, some sorption may have already occurred. Finally, we will need to review all medical information, including any medications you are taking. Medical conditions or medication does not exclude you from being a dental implant candidate, but we may need to make adjustments with your primary care physician before treatment.
Scheduling Dental Implant Treatment
At ImplantWide, our front office staff is happy to answer your questions and assist you in scheduling an appointment, contact us at (630) 394-9787 today to learn more about dental implants.
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