A missing tooth not only compromises looks and quality of life, but it can also lead to very serious health concerns. Your natural teeth are integral to keeping your jaw stable and healthy. When you lose a tooth, the bone that held it in place deteriorates, causing other teeth to shift. As bone deteriorates and your bite changes, other teeth can be lost. This domino effect can be stopped only by securing your remaining teeth in place to prevent bone deterioration. Dental implants in Chicago, IL from Northalsted Dental Spa can do just that!
The Dental Implant Procedure
During your first consultation, you will learn whether you are a good candidate for dental implants in Boystown. Dental implant patients need to be in good health with sufficient quality and quantity of jawbone at the surgical site. If the bone is deemed unable to support an implant, a bone graft may first be needed to strengthen the jaw.
We are able to place your dental implant right in our office, saving you the inconvenience and unfamiliarity of going to another office. Dental implants, which are titanium screws that replicate your natural teeth roots, are placed and allowed to heal for several months. After your implant has fused with your jaw, we’ll have you return to our office so we can craft you an amazingly lifelike crown. Dr. Griffin restores different types of dental implants to meet a range of needs.
The Many Uses of Dental Implants
Dental implants may be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures, which together offer a durable, fully-functional, and attractive result. Using our CEREC in-office milling machine, we are able to send patients home with superior-quality implant-supported restorations in just one afternoon. Creating crowns in the comfort of our own office allows for a high degree of control, ensuring aesthetics are held to the strictest standards and your dental work is seamlessly integrated into your surrounding teeth.
For patients with less bone structure or for implants needed in a smaller area, we also offer mini implants. These smaller, yet just as strong, alternatives to regular implants are great at giving you amazing results without the need for bone grafting or other surgeries.
We also offer All-on-4 and All-on-6 implant systems, which involve the use of multiple implants to permanently attach a full-mouth bridge. You’ll get a permanent set of new teeth that will look and act just like the real thing! No more taking them out each night like dentures!
Our Commitment to Restoring Dental Health
The implementation of dental implants is part of our whole-health-approach to oral care. With proper oral hygiene and regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups, dental implants can last a lifetime. There are many reasons you may be missing teeth in your mouth. Sometimes you lose them due to an accident or other trauma. Some people are missing teeth because of genetic issues that lead to decay or neglecting proper dental care for a period of time. Regardless of the reason for your missing teeth, chances are you want to fix this issue, so you can smile with pride. At Northalsted Dental Spa, we offer patients in Wrigleyville and Boystown dental implants to replace missing teeth with a more natural look.
Are You a Candidate?
Not all patients can receive dental implants to restore their smile. Because the titanium posts are anchored into the jaw bone, it’s essential to have the proper bone density to support the structure. This is why we first conduct a bone density test to determine if you’re a candidate. If you don’t have the proper density, a bone graft may help restore your bone density, so you can receive the implants. We will also look closely at your overall and oral health to ensure you can safely go through a surgical procedure of this nature.
How Dental Implants Work
At our dental office providing services to Wrigleyville and Boystown residents, our dental professionals have completed a large number of implants for our patients. When you visit our office, we will perform an evaluation to determine the best course of action to give you the beautiful smile you desire. At your first appointment for dental implants, we will anchor the titanium post in place in your jaw bone. Once this heals, we will install the false tooth over the post, giving you the natural, beautiful look, you deserve. From both an aesthetic and functional perspective, it’s impossible to tell which tooth is an implant.
Keep Your Smile Healthy
Getting dental implants in Wrigleyville and Boystown can help you smile with pride. We understand how important it is that you’re confident in your smile. In addition to providing dental implants, we will suggest any other treatments that can help you keep your smile looking its best for many years to come. We will also instruct you on the best way to care for your dental implants. For the most part, you will care for them the same way you do for the rest of your teeth. However, it’s important to schedule regular dental visits to ensure the implant has healed properly and is performing as it was intended.
If you’re missing a tooth and want to get the highest quality tooth replacement possible, don’t delay treatment another day! Save your jawbone and your smile by calling us today at 773-296-0325 or by making an appointment for dental implants in Boystown and Wrigleyville using our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!