About Dental Implants
For a long-term and natural-looking replacement to missing teeth, modern dentistry at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop in Chicago, IL by our dentists offer dental implants to build and reestablish a complete, healthy smile. Dental implants surgically put titanium posts in the jawbone to simulate the missing tooth root, so false teeth can be connected for a reliable fit that does not need glues or food restrictions. The false teeth can be dyed and contoured by our dentists to fit in with the patient's teeth for a realistic look. For patients who are need to replace one tooth or several teeth, dental implants at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop can be a wonderful, long-term choice.
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What to Expect
Before a dental implant is started, a full exam will be performed by our dentists to determine the health and strength of the gums and jawbone. If the individual is an acceptable candidate for dental implants, oral X-rays and impressions will assist our dentists to decide the best placement for the dental implants in the jaw. The individual may be given sedation and local anesthesia to relax the patient while our dentists put the titanium post into the jaw. In the next 3 - 6 months, the bone and implant will grow together while healing and as soon as the implant is stable, the false tooth or teeth will be joined to the implant through a connector. Our dentists may alter the implant and replacement teeth for a comfortable and lasting fit.
Typical patients have little or no pain after their dental implant procedure, but a few patients may experience temporary soreness and discomfort that may be treated with an over-the-counter pain medication, such as aspirin or Tylenol®. To extend the use of dental implants, patients should start a good home oral care regimen including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Consistent dental appointments at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop in Chicago, IL for professional cleanings and exams are also vital to caring for implants. Dental implants may last for a long time with proper care, but dental implants may eventually need to be repaired or replaced.
If dental implants are considered medically necessary, the patient's dental insurance policy might cover some or most of the costs. Although, cosmetic dental implants are often not covered by insurance companies. At the patient's dental consultation, the office employees of DentalWorks - Chicago Loop can confirm their insurance coverage and discuss payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Whether you're missing a single tooth, many teeth, or every tooth, dental implants can be an enduring treatment that feel and look natural. After dental implants, you do not have to worry about false teeth shifting, what to eat, or sticky denture adhesives, you can simply smile and appreciate your sturdy new teeth. If you are missing teeth or you have removable dentures, a dental crown, or bridge, talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop about the benefits of dental implants.