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Dental Implants: FAQ

What are A Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that uses Titanium metal posts to replace your natural tooth roots. An artificial porcelain crown is installed on the portion of the post (abutment) that extends from your gum tissue. This process takes between 2-5 visits depending on your case severity.

What is the process of getting Dental Implants?

The process of getting dental implants requires multiple office visits and a degree of patience as your body heals. The implants are positioned during one appointment, followed by around four months of healing. Once your bone tissue has fused to the implant material, you’ll return to have the crown portion of the implant attached to the post.

How can I prepare for dental implants?

As you prepare for your procedure, it is critical that you share the full details of your health history with us, including any medications or supplements you are taking. You should also be prepared to follow all post-operative instructions to reduce the risk of infection.

If you are a smoker, make every effort to quit in advance of your implant procedure. Smoking impedes your body’s ability to heal and is also incredibly harmful to your gum tissue.

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Dental Implant is a “second permanent tooth”

According to American Dental Association, dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or a denture.

Reasons why we recommend dental implants

  • Feels like a natural tooth
  • Dental implants are a long term solution
  • Retain your natural smile
  • Relief from discomfort of wearing dentures
  • Protection of adjacent teeth
  • More predictable

What is the procedure for Dental Implants?

Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or all the teeth in the case of implant supported crowns, bridges or dentures.  Generally, there are three steps to getting a dental implant. The process starts with treatment planning (stage 1), surgical (stage 2), bone to implant fusion (stage 3), applying the treatment plan stage (stage 4).

After treatment planning (stage 1) the dentist places the implant surgically in the jawbone (stage 2). This is followed by a period of “osseointegration” which means “combining with bone” and this process takes time (stage 3). During this stage the implant becomes permanently stable as bone grows to the surface of the implant. The final step is the prosthetic phase which starts when the implant is well integrated with the bone and this involves restoring the implant with a crown, bridge or a denture depending on the treatment plan (stage 4). The prosthetic phase of restoring a dental implant requires the equal amount of expertise as surgically placing the implant because of the various biomechanical considerations.

Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement.  Because your teeth affect everything from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in the activities you enjoy. Because there is no better option to restore missing teeth, dental implants are an investment well worth considering.

Are you a suitable candidate for dental implants?

Please call us today at 847-740-4600 to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation on dental implant treatment in Round Lake Area.

Dental implant process

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1. Titanium Root: First step in any Dental Implant is to make sure the root is installed

2. Abutment: The device that attaches to the root is the abutment and must be installed before covering the tooth

3. The Porcelain Crown: As hard, if not harder than a real tooth the porcelain crown top off the dental implant providing for a strong and elegantly rooted and naturally looking tooth

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Getting dental implants requires a thorough exam. We start with a 3D mapping of your mouth. This is called 3D cone beam scanning. This state-of-the-art imaging delivers insight into the soft tissues, bone, and nerve pathways in the surgical area.

Dr.Bansal will decide how many implants you will need after you complete an intra oral exam. This will determine your implant needs. We’ll help you bring your mouth in full function and to restore lost esthetics and function. Get a beautiful more natural looking smile with dental implant technology.

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Single Dental Implant

A complete Dental implant comprise of

  1. Titanium Root
  2. Abutment
  3. Porcelain crown
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(2 – 4 IMPLANTS)

Multiple implants

The best candidates for multiple dental implants are people in good overall health with healthy bone density in place and healthy gums as well.  Multiple implants are typically utilized to replace 2-3 teeth and may involve bone grafting. See below for more information. 

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Dental Arts of Huntley offers All-on-4, a dental implant solution that creates a full smile and at the same time establish lost form and function in oral cavity. This treatment option provides patients with brand new teeth by utilizing a permanent, titanium-reinforced bridge that can be secured to four or more dental implants. This reduces our need for bone grafting and other supporting treatment the flexibility allowing us to place the implants in areas in which the bone is most dense.

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implant supported removable dentures

This treatment option provides patients with brand new teeth by utilizing a removable denture that is snapped on to 2 or more dental implants, using locator attachments.

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Additional steps

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Bone grafting is the process of using your own bone to replace missing bone. Consider this, it is natural for a person to lose bone around a missing tooth. However, before implants can be placed the bone must be strengthened. Your bone tissue is used to fill the void left by the missing tooth/teeth. After about 2-4 months the bone will grown back. As a result of bone grafting, there is a much higher rate of implant(s) success.