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Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a biocompatible replacement for the roots of missing teeth. These titanium posts resemble a screw in appearance, and once anchored in the jawbone, can support prosthetics that replace the missing visible surfaces of teeth. Dental implants anchor prosthetics permanently so that patients with tooth loss can enjoy increased oral function and an improvement in the aesthetics of their smiles.

Single Tooth Replacement

A single dental implant is normally used to replace one missing tooth. With time, the bone surrounding the implantation site will literally fuse to the titanium post of the implant. This process of bone integrating to metal is one of the reasons dental implants make for durable and long-lasting replacement teeth. After the implant is stabilized, the custom-made prosthetic is attached via an abutment. The prosthetic for single tooth replacement is a custom dental crown, normally made from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal for its lifelike qualities.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor a bridge when more than one tooth is missing.

Full Arch Replacement

When a series of implants are placed, they can support a full arch of teeth. When a denture is anchored to implants, it will not move or slide throughout the mouth. Normally, a series of four dental implants are adequate to hold a custom denture permanently.

The Dental Implant Placement Process

Receiving a dental implant involves minor oral surgery to place the titanium component into the bone. Normally, this procedure is not overly invasive, and patients are comfortable with local anesthetics and/or mild sedatives. Before an implant or series of implants are placed, our prosthodontist will utilize advanced technology such as three-dimensional diagnostic imagery to plan the treatment process and develop a deep understanding of their patient’s unique oral anatomy. By using the latest diagnostic technology and taking a highly customized approach to treatment, our patients enjoy high-quality smile restorations.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

When suffering from tooth loss, many people find themselves struggling to choose the right fix for their issues. This is where dental implants can play a significant role. By almost replacing the need for people to seek out traditional denture and bridges, dental implants have become one of the most trusted methods offered to patients who suffer from the loss of teeth due to tooth decay, periodontal disease or in some cases, injuries. When looking at all the factors, many patients realize choosing the best implant dentist is the best choice they can make for their overall oral health.

The benefits of dental implants are numerous. One of the most noticeable is the change in appearance. Often, people who suffer from tooth loss, no matter the reason, feel themselves suffering in confidence levels. By receiving dental implants, this is no longer an issue. Patients once again feel like themselves, eager to share their smile without worry. Many patients who seek these implants also notice a change in their speech pattern. Without the issue of slippage that can come from dentures, dental implant patients have clearer speech and a lack of slurring that can be a direct result of dentures that aren’t as form-fitting as implants. Eating also becomes easier for those who have dental implants. No longer does someone have to worry about chewing foods because of tooth loss. These durable implants allow a patient to chew easily and without any issue. Possibly the biggest benefit of choosing the best implant dentist to handle your tooth loss issue is the improvement in overall oral health. These implants don’t affect other teeth and often offer patients a better sense of oral hygiene.

To learn more about dental implants and your tooth replacement options, call our office to reserve an appointment with Dr. Bicakci.

We are pleased to offer the best dental implant services to the people of the Chicago area, including River North, Midway and those in the 60632, 60657 and 60611 area codes.

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American College Of Prosthodontists