Dental implants act as sturdy artificial replacements for your natural-tooth roots. At Pearly Whites Dentistry in Schaumburg, Illinois, the dentists offer dental implants to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are surgically fused to your jawbone and provide a secure base for your replacement prosthetic teeth. This innovative dentistry option yields functional and aesthetic benefits. Use the online scheduler or call Pearly Whites Dentistry or to learn more.
Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots to secure and stabilize a dental prosthesis. Dental implants are usually made from titanium and fused to your jawbone, so they stay securely in place.
Dental implants are available in different shapes and sizes and are used to replace a single missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or an entire set of missing teeth.
In an in-office procedure, your dentist fuses the implants to your jawbone creating a sturdy base for your replacement teeth and restoring your smile. Your dentures or other dental prosthesis is comfortably placed on top of your implants.
Your dentist might recommend dental implants for various reasons, such as if you want to improve your speech, if your regular dentures keep falling out, or if you have missing teeth.
Pearly Whites Dentistry can also provide tooth extractions and bone grafting when necessary.
To place your dental implants, your Pearly Whites Dentistry professional administers anesthetics before carefully making an incision in your gums. A small hole is drilled in your jawbone and the titanium implants are placed before your gums are closed with stitches.
The next step is a process called osseointegration. Over time, your new implants fuse with your jawbone. Once your dental implant is placed, it usually takes around three to six months for the successful fusion with your jawbone.
After the healing stage, you return to the Pearly Whites Dentistry office and your dentist secures your prosthetic tooth replacement. The length of time and specific details of the dental implants procedure can vary depending on the number of implants, your dental health, and the type of dental prosthesis.
If your jawbone is too soft or not thick enough, bone grafting might be an option. Bone grafting is a minor procedure where your dentist makes an incision in your gum to gain access to the bone to add the grafting material.
Grafting material is typically processed bone minerals. Bone grafts might involve a natural bone graft taken from another location in your body or a synthetic bone graft that provides supporting structures for new bone growth. Your body begins to deposit new bone cells around these bone minerals. It can take several months for the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to support your dental implant.
The Pearly Whites Dentistry group is fully aware of the abundant benefits of dental implants, such as:
The high-quality dental materials don’t decay and deteriorate like your natural teeth, making dental implants a lasting, safe, and successful option. With dental implants, you can enjoy your beautiful smile without any worries.
If you’re curious about what dental implants can do for you, schedule online or call Pearly Whites Dentistry.