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Dental Implants in Streamwood

Restore Your Beautiful Smile

Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about smiling. Gaps can also affect your ability to eat and speak making you feel less competent in your daily life.

Dental implants can fix all of these issues and restore your self-confidence. They’re pleasing to the eye and are the tooth replacement option most like a natural tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are made to last a lifetime. They’re created from high-quality materials that are durable enough to withstand daily wear and tear. An implant is the closest tooth replacement option to a natural tooth.

To ensure your dental implants last as long as possible, it’s important to take proper care of them. Luckily, dental implants don’t require special care — simply treat them as if they’re your own teeth. Daily brushing and flossing can keep your implants bacteria-free and help them last.

Visiting our team for regular hygiene appointments also helps to keep your implant healthy. We’ll check on your dental implant to make sure it’s doing well and clean harmful bacteria away so your beautiful smile lasts longer.

How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?

To care for your dental implants, brush and floss them on a daily basis using a soft-bristled toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, and gentle floss or interdental cleaners. People love dental implants because they don’t require specialized care.

Right after your surgery, you’ll have to be careful though. Your surgical site is sensitive and some actions can harm the success of your implant. Avoid using a straw, only spit very gently, and eat soft foods until you’ve recovered. our team will provide you with more detailed instructions after your surgery.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are absolutely safe. They’re made from biocompatible materials to integrate naturally with your body and promote your health. The implant procedure is highly successful and complications are rare.

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone eventually weakens and leads to a myriad of issues. These include a weakened bite, increased risk for oral diseases, and decreased self-confidence, as you may begin to look older.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that can restore jawbone strength and help you look youthful.

Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?

Many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of dental implants. We recommend contacting your insurance provider if you want to know the details of your coverage. Our insurance coordinator can help you obtain the full benefits of your insurance.

If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, financing plans may also be an option. These plans break down your treatment bill into convenient monthly payments, so you can afford dental implants without breaking the bank.

What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?

If you have a dental implant complication, call our office at 630-289-7111. We can schedule an appointment as soon as possible for you with our team so he can examine your implant. We’ll be able to determine what’s wrong and how we can help you.

Complications with dental implants are rare, but they do happen sometimes. The most common dental implant complications are infections at the surgical site, nerve damage or damage to surrounding tissues, or sinus problems.

Good hygiene throughout and after your procedure helps reduce your risk of complications.

The Dental Implant Procedure

You’ll receive your dental implants in several stages to ensure your new tooth is as secure as possible. Though the process may seem like it takes a while, there’s no other tooth replacement option like a dental implant.

Your Free Consultation

At your consultation, our team will go over your dental health with you and perform an examination of your jaw. We can determine whether you need a supplemental procedure and make sure dental implants are right for you.

This is also a great time for you to ask any questions you have about your treatment and let our team know what your goals are. Once you’re both ready to move forward with the procedure, you’ll be able to begin your journey.

Fixture Placement

The fixture is the part of your implant that will function as its roots, holding your new tooth in place permanently. Because of this, it’s vital that the fixture is placed correctly and heals properly.

Made from biocompatible titanium, the fixture creates a strong bond with your bone during osseointegration. This process may take a couple of months to complete, so while waiting can be difficult, it’s one of the most important steps.

Our team will give you a temporary crown so you won’t have to be without a tooth while your surgical site is healing.

Your Finished Implant

When your fixture is fully healed and integrated, we’ll call you back to our office for the rest of your implant. our team will then place your abutment, which connects your porcelain crown to the fixture.

You’ll be able to leave our office and smile fearlessly — an implant blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, so nobody will be able to tell you lost a tooth.

Dental Implant Candidacy

Do you have missing teeth and want aesthetically pleasing tooth replacements? Then you’re a candidate. With the help of supplemental procedures, nearly everyone is eligible for an implant.

Cases that may have to be evaluated on an individual basis include if you’re pregnant, smoke cigarettes, or if you’re hesitant about supplemental procedures.

You Don’t Have to Hide

With dental implants, you won’t have to be afraid anymore. Worrying about the appearance of your smile can hold you back, but implants can free you. Get ready to smile without hesitation.

To learn more about dental implants, call our office at 630-289-7111 or fill out our convenient online contact form so we can help you. Ready to schedule your free consultation? Use the form on this page to let us know.

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