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If you have severely damaged or decayed teeth or missing teeth, you don’t need to get partial tooth replacement or a denture to restore your smile. Now, with the titanium dental implant, you can permanently replace your damaged tooth with a device that feels and looks completely natural.

How We Can Help

A dental implant surgery is a highly effective treatment for those suffering from severe tooth decay or damage on one or multiple teeth. Before beginning the procedure, there are a few factors you and your dentist will need to discuss to determine if dental implants are right for you. It is important that you are in good health before beginning treatment, and you should discuss any chronic illnesses—such as leukemia and diabetes—with your dentist beforehand. It is highly recommended that you do not use tobacco products when going through this treatment as it can impede your healing process. Finally, if your jaw structure is not strong enough to support the device, you may require additional surgeries in advance of receiving the implant.  Once you have been cleared for the procedure, your dentist will first remove the tooth, and replace it with a titanium screw that will be inserted directly into the gums. As this heals, the screw will gradually fuse with your jawbone, making it feel as sturdy as healthy natural teeth. Your dentist will then place a customized porcelain crown over the screw. This will allow it to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth—no one will ever even notice that you have an artificial tooth! The entire dental implant surgery and treatment process takes anywhere from 6-12 weeks to complete. You may experience mild soreness, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Why Dental Implants?

There are a number of reasons why our patients love their dental implants. Should you receive this treatment, you can expect to enjoy the following functional, restorative, and aesthetic improvements to your smile:
  • Restored Functionality – Decayed and damaged teeth can have a profound effect on your speech, chewing mechanisms, and bite alignment. By replacing these teeth with dental implants and restoring the structure of your teeth, you will also benefit from the functional mechanisms of your mouth.
  • Improved AppearanceBy replacing a damaged tooth with a dental implant, you can completely renew your smile. Covered with a customized crown, dental implants blend in flawlessly with the rest of your smile. As a tooth replacement, it will look and feel completely natural!
  • Long-Lasting ResultsDental implants do not require any special dental care in order to last you a lifetime. These devices boast a 98 percent success rate—simply maintain a proper dental hygiene routine and they will stay firmly in place forever!
Overall, dental implants will greatly improve your quality of life. With these devices, you’ll never have to worry about biting into certain foods or the appearance of your smile. They look and feel great—and you will too!

Why Choose Dental Implants for Dental Reconstruction?

Dental implants are the ultimate solution for addressing a missing tooth or multiple teeth, offering a seamless blend of cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. These titanium wonders integrate flawlessly with a dental crown, replicating the appearance and function of real natural teeth. What sets them apart is their ability to preserve surrounding tooth structure, promote long-term oral health, and provide durability for years to come. Beyond aesthetics, dental implants improve biting and chewing, preventing bone loss, and maintaining overall oral health. They stand as the ideal choice for replacing missing teeth, offering a confident smile and functional benefits that traditional options simply can’t match.

Why prioritize early implant placement?

Timely implant placement is crucial when considering a replacement tooth, as it helps preserve natural tooth alignment, prevents bone loss, ensures seamless integration of the replacement tooth for optimal aesthetics and function, and enhances oral hygiene by closing gaps that can trap debris and bacteria. Acting promptly not only safeguards your oral health but also leads to a more aesthetically pleasing and functional smile that closely resembles a natural tooth.

Is my jawbone sufficient for dental implant placement?

Ensuring you have enough bone to support new dental implants is vital for their success. The strength and durability of dental implants depend on their integration with the jawbone. If you’re concerned about bone volume, a thorough examination, including dental imaging, can assess your jawbone’s dimensions and health. Insufficient bone can be addressed through bone grafting, mini implants, All-on-4 or All-on-6 techniques, or zygomatic implants, depending on the severity of bone loss. Consulting a qualified dentist or oral surgeon is essential to determine the most suitable solution, ensuring your dental implant procedure results in a beautiful, functional smile that enhances your overall oral health. If you would like to learn more about how dental implants could be of benefit to you, or experience one of the best cosmetic dentistry in Chicago, simply call Downtown Dental today to set up a general dentistry consultation or learn more about our dental services.