Dental Implants Orland Park IL
Are your teeth loose with very little to no structure left? Are you finding it difficult to talk, bite, or chew due to a missing tooth? If yes, then it is important that you consider getting a dental implant. Dental implants are a reliable and safe way that will help restore your smile without the need of having to get a bridge or other tooth restoration.
At Orland Dental Care, our dentist will work with you every step of the way, from the first consultation, to checkups, just to ensure you are well informed on routine maintenance practices for your new dental implant, and any questions or concerns are promptly addressed.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an important part of restorative dentistry. They play an important role in people who have decayed teeth, sustained tooth loss through dental problems, or accidents that cannot be fixed with crowns or other traditional dentures.
The Implant Procedure
The first phase is a consultation appointment to help determine if you are suitable for a dental implant. An x-ray scan will be conducted for the dentist to determine the extent of damage and how many implants will be needed.
The missing tooth space will be prepared, and if needed, bone grafting will be performed to ensure you have enough bone mass to support the implant. Any dental issues will be addressed before the dentist embarks on the dental implant procedure.
A titanium post will be affixed to the jawbone right under the missing tooth socket. The gum tissue will then be sutured over the dental implant. You will then be accorded time to allow the artificial tooth root to fuse with the jawbone ensuring the implant is stable. It typically takes between three to six months for complete healing. On the next appointment, abutments will be placed onto the socket. The recovery time for this is about two weeks, and this is achieved within a single appointment.
A dental crown made from ceramic will then be attached to the abutment. Crowns are always white in color, and they look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Dental Implants vs. Bridges
You will want a dental solution that will help you have the most natural look and smile when you are replacing your missing tooth. Dental implants have a more natural look when compared to bridges. Dental implants fit seamlessly on the jawbone, unlike bridges, which do not have a natural fit.
Dental Implant FAQs
Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
There is some discomfort and pain, but our experienced dentists will always numb the area using local anesthesia to ensure you do not experience any pain during the dental implant procedure.
You will be offered pain medications after the procedure to deal with any tenderness, pain, or swelling.
Who is the Right Candidate for a Dental Implant?
Any person who has healthy gums and is 18 years old or older, can have a dental implant procedure conducted. If you do not have enough bone in the jaw, a bone graft will first be performed before any dental implant procedure.
At Orland Dental Care, we offer several dental services.. Our experienced dentists give our patients complete confidence that their smiles will be restored. Call us at 872-266-2207 to learn more about dental implants and to schedule a consultation.