University Associates in Dentistry Offers Single Tooth Replacement, Implant Bridges, All-on-4 / Teeth-in-a-Day
Dental implants are today’s gold standard in tooth replacement, providing a solution that feels, functions, and looks just like natural teeth. Are you considering our dental office in downtown Chicago for Dental Implants? Here are four things to know before meeting with our team of implant surgeons and restorative doctors to discuss your procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? Most likely, if:
☑️ you have one or more teeth missing
☑️ you have a fully grown jawbone
☑️ you have healthy oral tissues
☑️ you have enough bone for the dental implant to be secured or can have a bone graft
☑️ you don’t have a medical condition that would affect bone healing
☑️ you’re willing to commit a few months to the process
☑️ you’re a non-smoker
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Yes, dental implants have been around for many years, and the technology continues to advance! Implants, which look and function like natural teeth, have an average success rate of near 100%. They’re one of the most reliable and safest ways to replace missing teeth.
What are the Risks of Dental Implants?
Although rare, some implants fail if there is not enough bone to secure the implant. At UAD, we always make sure there is enough bone present to reduce the risk. And if there is significant bone loss, bone grafting is used to increase bone density before an implant is placed.
Another possible risk is poor oral hygiene. Dental implants are no different from natural teeth when it comes to taking good care of them; both may fall out eventually if gum decay, tartar, or bacteria is present.
How Long is the Recovery after the Dental Implant Procedure?
There’s a varied healing period based on your health, how many teeth need replacing, and other factors. To note, the average implant process occurs in multiple steps, so you may require more than one healing stage. Generally speaking, the recovery process takes anywhere from six to 12 weeks.
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