The Process of Getting Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Chicago

A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that both looks and functions the same as a natural tooth. If you have lost a tooth, getting a dental implant at your dentist’s office will help you keep your smile looking great and protect you against potential infections, bone loss, and receding gums. Here is a closer look at how your dentist will place your dental implant.

Capped dental Implant Model

First, your dentist will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. If you are in good overall health, you are likely to be a good candidate. Your gums and teeth should also be in good condition; any chronic issues such as periodontal disease could interfere with the stability of your implant. After determining your suitability, your dental team will put together a treatment plan that is targeted to your needs as an individual.

When you are ready to  receive the implant , your dentist will place the root of your new tooth directly into the socket of your jawbone. Then, you will need to wait for the bone to heal and secure the implant, which usually takes about 6-12 weeks. When the bonding process is complete, your dentist will attach an abutment and crown—which has been designed to look like your other teeth—will be placed.

Your new tooth is now complete; with the proper care, it should last you for a lifetime. Problems are rare; if you are experiencing any pain after the procedure, you can use an over-the-counter pain medication.

If you are in need of a dental implant, you can depend on the professionals at  University Associates in Dentistry . We offer top-quality implants from Nobel Biocare, and we use local anesthetics to ensure a comfortable patient experience. To get started, visit us online or call our Chicago office today at (312) 704-5511. 

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