Dental Implants Deer Park, Palatine, Lake Zurich, Barrington IL
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically affixed to the jawbone. The benefit of implants is that they will not come loose since they are a permanent fixture in the mouth, unlike dentures or fake teeth that can come loose. Dental implants however need to be supported by healthy gum tissue and bone for them to be effective.
A consultation with one of our oral surgeons will help determine the most suitable options for you and whether dental implants would be the right course of treatment for your situation.
For some patients, regular bridges and dentures is not an option as bridges must be attached to the space that is made available from having a missing tooth, whereas implants are drilled into the jawbone.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
- Aesthetically pleasing thereby boosting a patient's self-esteem
- Oral surgeons have had a great success rate (95%) with dental implants
Disadvantages of Dental Implants:
- The procedure can be costly as many insurance companies do not cover implants
- There is a lot of care involved post-procedure (good oral hygiene practices are needed - e.g., brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily and regular dental visits).
At Oral Implants & Facial Surgery the cutting-edge technology our oral surgeons use and work with involves Dental Implant Placement, which is the act of placing a single stage implant in the mouth. This procedure requires six weeks of healing time but only one surgical procedure.
Once the oral surgeons have completed the placement, you will work with your dentist who will assist from a restorative perspective.