What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have proven to be one of the most revolutionary advances in modern dentistry. With dental implants, you can replace missing teeth with results that look, act, and feel like natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants are designed to become a permanent part of your mouth – there is no possibility of slippage or movement along the gums. Each implant is custom-designed to improve both the form and function of your teeth with natural-looking results. Our implant dentist, offers full dental implant procedures to help you successfully replace missing teeth and feel great about the appearance of your smile.
For more information on dental implants, please contact our office.
CANDIDATES FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
We will begin the tooth replacement process with an implant dentistry consultation. The dentists at our practice will examine your jaw and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Age is often not a barrier to implant dentistry; in fact, people of all ages are choosing dental implants for tooth replacement.
DENTAL IMPLANT CANDIDATES
Dental implants from Lakemoor Dental present an ideal replacement option for people who are missing one or more teeth. They are permanent, they look and feel natural, and they are custom-made for the best possible fit. In order for dental implants to be successful, candidates for the procedure should have:
- Adequate amount of bone in the jaw
- Reasonably healthy gum tissue
- Fully developed jawbone structure
- No medical or dental condition that can affect proper healing post-surgery, such as uncontrolled diabetes
- No ongoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment
While these typically describe a good candidate, patients should attend a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists to know for sure. At this time your gums and jaw are examined, revealing whether they would make an adequate foundation for the titanium post that will be anchored to the jawbone. There are a variety of effective missing teeth replacement alternatives that can often be performed for patients who are not candidates for dental implants. the doctor will go over all of your options with you at your initial consultation to determine the treatment that can best meet your goals.
If you would like to learn about candidacy for dental implants, please contact us for more information, or to schedule a consultation with the doctor.
MISSING TOOTH REPLACEMENT – THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants are designed to become a permanent part of your mouth, just like a natural tooth. They are custom-made for the best possible fit and appearance, and the results are typically permanent. Dental implants require no extra maintenance beyond regular brushing and flossing. These innovative restorative dentistry treatments look and feel so natural, you may have a hard time distinguishing the implant from your original teeth.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
Dental implants offer more stabilization and strength to dental bridges and dentures. Implant supported dentures eliminate the need for messy adhesives and work to prevent dentures from moving or slipping out of place. This can ultimately make the dentures feel and act more like natural teeth.
GUIDED IMPLANT SURGERY
To achieve the best possible results from dental implants, the planning for the procedure must be extraordinarily precise. Guided implant surgery is a way to achieve this. We utilizes state-of-the-art computer technology to take a 3-D image of your mouth. This image shows him intricate details of your teeth, gums, and bone structure. With such a detailed image, the doctor can plan the placement of your implants with incredible accuracy, less risks, and more predictable results. The guided implant surgery technology ultimately works to ensure the most comfortable and natural fit and appearance for your dental implants.
In some cases, patients may need what’s called a sinus lift (or sinus augmentation) in addition to a dental implant procedure to attain the best results. Sinus lift has made it possible for patients who have inadequate bone density in the upper back jaw – a condition that may have disqualified them as candidates for dental implants – to now be eligible for the procedure. The treatment basically takes a small piece of existing bone in the sinus cavity and elevates it to provide better bone density to accommodate an implant. A bone graft will then be placed underneath it to fill the space. Ultimately, sinus lift procedures give the implant a more solid support structure and a better chance of successful fusion to the bone, thereby increasing the probability that the implant will become a strong and permanent part of the mouth, similar to a natural tooth.
Bone grafts are often very helpful to enhance the strength of the existing jawbone in the area of missing teeth for greater density. Once the grafts have fused to the bone, it can better accommodate a dental implant and increase the chances that dental implant results are successful and permanent.
RIDGE MAINTENANCE GRAFTS
Ridge maintenance grafts, also known as ridge augmentation, can be beneficial for patients who suffer from jawbone recession after tooth loss. In some cases, people who have had dental implants experience indentations along the gums and jawbone where the implants have been placed. This sometimes happens in patients who have had severe gum disease. These indentations can be very difficult to clean with regular brushing and flossing, and can give off an unnatural appearance. Ridge augmentation can fill in these areas using a bone graft or other techniques, ultimately providing a more symmetrical and balanced appearance between the gums and the implants.
SCHEDULE A DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION
If you would like more information on dental implants, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists, please contact the office today.
We accept checks, cash or credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
There are multiple options available to you to finance your dental needs. CareCredit is a flexible monthly payment option offered through the Lakemoor Dental offices in Lakemoor and Hainesville. The plan is specifically designed for cosmetic dentistry and large restorative treatment. You may apply quickly and securely by clicking Here or by calling 1-800-859-9975.
- No initial payment
- Low, fixed rates ranging from 0 %
- Low monthly payments
- First payment not due for 4-6 weeks
- No prepayment penalty, Terms up to 60 months
Are you interested in Dental Implants? Contact Lakemoor Dental at
their Lakemoor, Hainesville, Arlington Heights, or Elk Grove Village, IL locations for more information!