Dental implants are the ideal method of replacing missing teeth for our patients. They’re durable, look and feel natural, and can provide many benefits that other replacement methods don’t have. At Best Dental Spa, we provide affordable dental implants in Schaumburg, IL.
Implant dentistry is a type of dental treatment that involves the use of artificial tooth roots, typically titanium, to replace missing teeth. This procedure can restore lost teeth, provide long-term stability, and improve mouth aesthetics for those who have tooth loss due to disease, trauma or genetics. Implant dentistry is highly successful and is increasingly popular due to our ability to provide our patients with a natural-looking smile that can last for many years. Continue reading to learn more about our dental implant service.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of three different parts. The parts include the dental implant body or post, the abutment, and the dental prosthetic. The implant post acts like a natural tooth root in order to permanently hold the replacement tooth or dental prosthetic securely in place. It will also support your jawbone and prevent premature degradation and facial sagging. This is the only option that does this!
The abutment will attach the dental crown or prosthetic on top of the implant post. It also consists of a biocompatible titanium alloy like the implant post. The dental prosthetic can be three different restorations. It can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a complete denture. They type you will get will depend on how many teeth you need to replace, the status of your oral health, and how healthy you are overall.
What to Expect During Your Dental Implant Procedure
The process is straightforward, but can take some time to complete. The entire process requires several appointments and oral surgery. As part of the process, we will require an initial consultation and evaluation of your mouth, jawbone, and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
First, we conduct an initial exam to see if you qualify for this teeth replacement treatment. If you are a good candidate, we will create a treatment plan to target the area of the missing tooth. We will also include other preparatory procedures in the plan, such as a gum graft or extractions, if necessary.
At your following visit, a prosthodontist or oral surgeon will surgically install the titanium implant post into your jawbone. You can get up to 8 implant posts in one surgery session. Next, we must wait for your jawbone to heal around the implants before we can attach the replacement teeth. This healing process usually takes several months. During this time, Dr. Patel may suggest temporary replacements such as dentures or a bridge.
Once your mouth heals over the implant, we can begin to create the final dental restoration. But first we will attach the abutment. Then, we will take impressions of your mouth and use them to create your new dental prosthetic. The final prosthetic is often a dental crown, however, implants can also support a dental bridge or denture. once we receive the restoration from the dental lab, we will call you back in for your final placement visit.
We will make sure you leave our dental office with a natural-looking and fully functional replacement tooth or teeth. To learn more about our dental implant procedure, see Dental implant process.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants come with a whole bunch of benefits. For starters, they’re the only dental restoration that replaces the tooth root as well as the crown. This stops your jawbone from deteriorating further, and will even help to rejuvenate your jaw’s effectiveness.
Because they also replace the tooth root, they’re also the most stable restoration. You get back 100% of your bite function with dental implants. You don’t have to worry about them falling out or slipping when you’re eating or talking. So there are little-to-no diet restrictions you’ll have to make while using implants.
Furthermore, there’s no adhesive or special products that you need to use to keep your implants healthy. This also means that there’s no extra maintenance! You can take care of dental implants just like you would your normal teeth.
However, the implant process may cost more than other replacement options upfront, but they’re a lifelong restoration. Fortunately you will not have to routinely replace or readjust your implants in the future because your bone won’t continue to deteriorate. You just have to take care of them as if they are your real teeth. To learn more about the benefits that our dental implants can offer you, see The benefits of dental implants.
The Importance Of Replacing Missing Teeth
It is important to replace your missing teeth for several reasons. Replacing missing teeth aids in chewing and speaking abilities, proper alignment of remaining teeth, and helps to reduce future dental problems. Even if you have only one missing tooth, it can impact the health of your entire mouth.
Replacing your missing teeth allows more of your natural facial structure to remain intact. As soon as your teeth go missing, your jawbone starts to deteriorate. This leads to a sagging face in the open area. Dental implants offer the benefit of reducing the appearance of aging in the face.
In addition, the teeth around your missing one will start to shift to try and fill in the gap it left. This can lead to jumbled and crooked teeth, as well as odd gaps. If you had orthodontic treatment in the past, you do not want to have to go through the process again.
Lastly, when you’re missing a tooth, you’re at a higher risk for gum disease and tooth decay impacting the teeth around that one. Misaligned teeth can make you more likely to suffer from TMJ disorders as well. It puts your oral health at risk.
Dental Implants In Schaumburg, Illinois
At Best Dental Spa, our dentists have specialized training specifically in dental implants and oral surgery. Dr. Patel has had extensive training in the area of prosthodontics. This means that her area of expertise is in artificial replacements for teeth. She replaces teeth and focuses on restoring full function to your mouth.
One of our other dentists, Dr. Sam, has extensive training with dental implants. He has both a Fellowship of the American Dental Implant Association and a Mastership in the International Dental Implant Association, a designation that only the top 2% of implantologists in the country possess. In addition to this, he has experience in oral surgery and dental sedation.
If you’re missing teeth, learn more about the benefits of replacing them with implants at Best Dental Spa. Call us or schedule an appointment online!