Dental Implant Process Hoffman Estates, IL

As the popularity of dental implants increases, it is important for people to understand the time commitment and process. While the treatment time is quite longer compared to other teeth replacement options, they offer many more benefits. You should plan on the entire process taking at least three months or longer if you are not in good oral health. Dr. Dhara Patel with Best Dental Spa can complete the entire process from the comforts of her Hoffman Estates, IL dentist office.

Dental Implant Process Hoffman Estates IL

Anatomy of healthy teeth and tooth dental implant in human dentura. 3d illustration

 

The Dental Implant Process

Consultation and Evaluation

During your consultation, Dr. Patel will examine your entire mouth and review your medical history to determine if you qualify for teeth implants. A good dental implant candidate will be free of any oral diseases and have enough bone density to support the implants. A treatment plan will be created based on your oral health, budget and goals.

Pre-Treatments

Before the implants can be placed, you may require treatments to ensure successful implantation. If you lack enough bone, you may need to undergo a bone graft to build back up your jaw bone. If you suffer from gum disease, you will need to receive the appropriate treatment to get the disease under control. Damage teeth may need to be extracted as well. Dr. Patel will let you know if you require any of these pre-treatments during your evaluation.

Implantation

The dental implants will require surgical placement which Dr. Patel will perform at her Hoffman Estates, IL dentist office. Best Dental Spa is equipped with a CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), which is a special type of x-ray that will give Dr. Patel a clearer picture of your mouth and allow her to more accurately place the implants. She will insert up eight dental implants per arch into the jaw bone. It typically takes about an hour to place a single implant and several hours for multiple implants.

Bone Growth and Healing

During this part in the process after surgical implantation, the implant posts will be left alone to heal and integrate with the surrounding bone during a process called osseointegration. It will take anywhere from three to six months for this to happen. Depending on how many teeth you are missing and their location, we may fit you for a temporary dental restoration.

Placing the Abutment

Once the implants are fully integrated with the jaw bone, a small pieced called an abutment will be attached to the implants. Dr. Patel will uncover the implant during a minor procedure to connect the abutment. Your gums will be left to heal for a few additional weeks.

Final Restoration

We will need to get impressions of your teeth that will be used to fabricate your final dental restoration. They are custom made in a dental laboratory and will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. At your last appointment at our Hoffman Estates, IL dentist office, Dr. Patel will attach your new teeth. This will be a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture depending on how many teeth you are missing.

If you are ready to improve your oral health and quality of life with dental implants, contact Best Dental Spa in Hoffman Estates, IL to schedule your consultation.