Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots. They are used to create foundations for replacement teeth. Teeth can often need to be replaced due to an accident or disease, contact us to learn if dental implants are right for you.

Who Can Have Dental Implants?

In general, any person at any age may need dental implants. However, it is important to us that you:

  • Commit to good oral hygiene
  • Have enough bone to hold the implant in place
  • Are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery
  • Have healthy gums
  • Continue with regular dental visits

Certain people may need to be more closely examined to determine if they are good candidates for dental implants. This can occur if you:

  • Are a heavy smoker
  • Suffer from uncontrolled chronic disorders (like heart disease or diabetes)
  • Have had radiation therapy around the head or neck

Why Should I Get Dental Implants?

There are many reasons why dental implants may be right for you. When looking into tooth replacement, consider the following attributes of  dental implants:

  • Comfort: each implant is individually placed and therefore more comfortable than dentures or bridges
  • Strength: if taken care of properly, they can last you for your entire life
  • Fit: will be better than dentures or bridges
  • Appearance: they look and feel like your teeth
  • Speech: since they won’t slip out, you do not run the risk of your implants slurring your words or causing you to mumble
  • Eating: they remain stationary so you can eat more comfortably
  • Oral Health: your natural teeth do not have to be altered, like with a bridge, so your other teeth are left intact
  • Flossing: you can floss around your dental implant and adjacent teeth
  • Cleaner: unlike dentures, there is no need to disinfect or deal with adhesives to keep them in place

How Do I Get Dental Implant?

To begin the dental implant process, you should first make an appointment with a licensed dentist. The friendly staff at our office is ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have about the process. We will create a personal treatment plan for you based on your specific situation.

How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

Dental implants should be treated just like your real teeth. It is important to brush, floss, rinse with ADA approved mouthwash, and maintain dental check-ups regularly. This will keep your implants and teeth looking great and working well.

We can help you decide if dental implants are the correct decision for you.

Contact us at one of our offices in  SchaumburgSkokie, and South Elgin, Illinois.