Dental Implants in Mount Prospect IL
Dental implants are designed to provide the foundation for tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile confidently knowing that the teeth look natural and the facial contour will not be preserved. Implants are small titanium posts that are placed in the maxilla where teeth are missing. The gap binds to titanium creating a strong foundation for the artificial tooth. Additionally, dental implants can help preserve the facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence of eating, talking, laughing and enjoying life.
Dental Implant Evaluation
If like many others, you feel that implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a radiographic/dental evaluation and a history of your health. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be discussed or with Dr. Yajima or with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will be referred by our office. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work closely with you to ensure the success of your procedure.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants with metal anchors that act as surrogate roots for the teeth. These are surgically located in the maxilla. Small posts, protruding gums, are placed on the implants. These posts provide stable anchors for the replacement of artificial teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants requires two surgical procedures. Implants are first placed in the maxilla. For three to six months after the operation, the implants remain below the level of the gums, gradually attaching to the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a bland diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the definitive bridge or denture that will definitely improve function and aesthetics.
Once the implant has consolidated with the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will discover the implants and place a small healing collar. Dr. Yajima can then start to make new teeth. An impression must be taken. The posts can then be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made on the posts. The entire procedure generally takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily lives.