If you have one or more missing teeth and want a fuller and more functional smile, consider dental implants. Schaumburg area restorative dentist Dr. Dhara Patel offers dental implants along with other treatments for missing teeth at Best Dental Spa in Hoffman Estates.
Consisting of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown, dental implants are a secure and durable treatment option for patients. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges or dentures, which replace multiple consecutive teeth or whole arches of teeth. Dr. Patel offers all-on-four implants which can easily secure a whole row of replacement teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants offers many benefits and can help prevent problems that may arise from the gaps left by missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can:
- Improve speech
- Provide no risk of slippage
- Prevent facial sagging
- Reduce the risk of gum disease
- Provide durability
- Prevent bone loss and gum recession
- Improve chewing ability
Replacing missing teeth can also prevent dental problems down the road, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Shifting teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Receding gums
- Bone loss
If you have one or more missing teeth and want to receive dental implants, our team will work with you to find a solution that works with your specific needs.
Treatment With Dental Implants
Dr. Patel will assess your oral health and review your budget and goals with you before choosing the appropriate treatment. She will use CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), a type of x-ray used for the placement of dental implants. CBCT gives dentists a more clear picture of the mouth.
The dental implant procedure begins when titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone. After the post fuses to the bone tissue during a healing period of 3 to 6 months, a permanent abutment and dental crown are added. Following treatment, you can brush and floss your teeth normally and enjoy your fuller smile.
Dental Implant FAQS
Want to know more about dental implants? Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below:
How long do dental implants last?
With the right dental care, dental implants can last patients for up to 20 years. scheduling regular dental cleanings in our office as well as brushing and flossing regularly can help you maintain a healthy smile.
Do dental implants hurt?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the area that is being treated during the dental implant procedure. Dental implants also require a healing period of 3 to 6 months, during which they fuse with bone tissue in the jaw. You may feel some pain after the treatment, and you should call our office if your pain exceeds several days.
How soon can you receive dental implants after a tooth extraction?
Sometimes dental implants can be placed in the same office visit as a tooth extraction. Typically, it will take three to six months of healing before a dental implant can be placed. However, patients should not wait too long to replace a tooth or teeth because multiple aesthetic and oral health problems can arise.
Replace Your Missing Teeth
Contact Best Dental Spa to discuss your dental health concerns and explore your treatment options. We welcome new patients and provide personalized dental care for your needs. Call our office at 847.660.6603 or request an appointment online today.