Dental implants, sometimes called “tooth implants”, are a restorative dentistry solution to replace missing teeth. They are long-lasting and have the look and feel of your natural teeth. Implants are made of two parts: a titanium component that replaces a missing root, and a fabricated crown that is attached to the top of the titanium piece. These biocompatible implants fuse with the bone, creating a sturdy foundation for prosthetic teeth. Whether you're missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch, dental implants offer a versatile and long-lasting solution.
Getting Dental Implants
Consultation: During your initial consultation, our dentist in Elgin evaluates your oral health and discusses your treatment goals to determine if tooth implants are the right option for you.
Implant Placement: Titanium posts are strategically placed into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Over time, the implants fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration.
Abutment Attachment: Once the implants are securely integrated, abutments are attached to connect the implants with the prosthetic teeth.
Prosthetic Placement: Custom-crafted crowns, bridges, or dentures are securely attached to the implants, providing a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are long-lasting, and with proper care can last a lifetime. They also help preserve bone and keep it healthy, which in turn helps preserve facial structure, as bone deterioration often occurs when teeth are missing.
Alternatives to Dental Implants
For those who may not be suitable candidates for dental implants, alternatives include traditional dentures and dental bridges. Our Elgin restorative dentist will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the most appropriate tooth replacement option based on your individual needs and preferences.
Why Choose Us?
Our commitment to your oral health includes:
A Thorough First Appointment – the first appointment is with the doctor so he can really take the time to get to know you. He starts by reviewing your overall medical and dental history with you, assesses the X-rays that were taken, and discusses a treatment plan specific just for you. In many cases the doctor also does your cleaning, giving you more time to get to know each other better.
Experienced Dentist and staff: Our skilled and compassionate dental team is dedicated to providing top-notch care.
State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilize advanced technology for accurate diagnostics and effective treatments.
Patient-Centered Approach: Your comfort and well-being are our priorities.