About the Dental Implant Procedure
The process to get a dental implant usually involves three in-office visits. The first treatment preps the site and embeds a titanium post into the bone. Once the post is secure in the bone, the second phase can occur.
The second phase involves adding an abutment to the post. This abutment will eventually hold a permanent dental crown created out of natural-looking materials. In the meantime, a temporary dental crown will be placed.
The third and last phase involves placing the permanent dental crown. After this appointment, you will have a tooth that can be treated like any other! Eat what you like, and brush and floss as you normally do (twice a day).
Have a Row of Missing Teeth? Try Implant Supported Dentures!
If you have a full arch of missing teeth, implant supported dentures can be a permanent solution. Several titanium posts are embedded into the bone and are allowed to heal. After they have fully healed, a permanent denture is affixed to the posts. This creates a natural arch that should be treated just like regular teeth.
Have a missing tooth? Have many missing teeth? We can help with implant dentistry in Oak Park, IL! We look forward to receiving your call: (708) 628-5625.