Dental Implant Restoration
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
A dental implant is a titanium device designed to replace missing teeth. Unlike a dental bridge or partial denture, an implant supported restoration (crown, denture or bridge) is permanent.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone, a process called osseointegration. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes. Candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.
Reasons For Dental Implants
Our practice works closely with several specialists in the Libertyville, IL region to restore missing teeth with dental implants. During your implant procedure, the specialist will prepare the implant site with a bone graft if necessary, and will place the implant surgically. After the implant site has healed and the bone is fully supporting the implant, our dental team will restore the implant with a beautiful porcelain crown, implant supported bridge, or implant supported denture.
For more information, call us today to schedule a consultation with our dental implant team!