Request Request an Appointment Forms Complete Our Forms Find Us Like Us on Facebook Reviews Leave a Google Review Call Map
New & Existing Patients Welcome! ASK About Our Post-COVID Advanced Safety protocol

Dental Implants – Buffalo Grove, IL

The Closest Alternative to
Your Natural Teeth

wife hugging husband around neck

Dental implants are one of the latest tooth replacement treatments available to patients. They take traditional restorations and combine them with titanium implant posts to recreate the entire structure of missing teeth, including the roots. Many of our patients are so impressed at how natural they look and feel! To learn more about how we can help you regain your fully functional and complete smile, schedule a consultation with our team of experts today!

Why Choose Countryside Dental for Dental Implants?

  • We Partner with the Best Oral Surgeons
  • Can Replace One or All Teeth
  • In-Network with Several Insurance Plans

What is a Dental Implant?

computer illustration of implant in bone

A dental implant itself is a small, durable titanium post that is surgically placed below your gumline to restore the missing root structure of a tooth. Due to its biocompatible nature, it’s able to naturally fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration, providing your restoration with a stable and strong foundation. Once you’ve healed from the surgery, our team will place small, metal connector pieces to your implants that will secure a dental bridge, crown, or denture in place and complete your smile.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Woman smiling in the dental chair

Unlike other tooth replacement options, like dentures and dental bridges, dental implants require a unique, multi-step process – including a surgical procedure. The entire process can take several months. It may seem like a long time, but the long-term benefits are well worth the wait. Every patient’s treatment will look a little bit different because every smile is unique, but here are the four main steps that everyone can expect.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

Patient at dentist looking at X-rays

The first step in this process is to attend a consultation with us. During this appointment, we will examine your smile and surrounding facial structures. This will allow us to determine whether dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement solution for you, as well as the locations where the implants should be placed.

Some patients need preliminary procedures before their implants can be placed. These may include bone grafting, gum disease treatment, or tooth extractions. Once your jaw and the rest of your smile are in good health, we can move on to planning the rest of the dental implant process. We will walk you through everything, including the timeline and the cost.

Dental Implant Surgery

Dentists performing surgery

At Countryside Dental, we partner with the best local oral surgeons for your dental implant placement procedure to ensure that you get the best possible quality of care. Your procedure will begin with numbing the area with a local anesthetic. Then, a small incision is made into the gums to access your jawbone. The implants are placed at precise locations and angles. Lastly, your gums will be closed up, and protective caps will be placed over the dental implant posts to keep them safe during the healing process.

Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment

Digital illustration of a dental implant

Over the next few months, the osseointegration process will take place. This is when the titanium implants fuse to the jawbone, giving the implants additional stability – just like your natural teeth. Then, you will need another small procedure to have abutments placed on the implant posts. Impressions are taken of your smile so your final restoration(s) can be custom-made for you.

Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s)

Man smiling in the dental chair

Lastly, you will return to the dental office to have your restoration placed. This is your crown, bridge, or denture depending on the number of teeth you are missing and where they are located in your mouth. We will check to ensure that everything looks and feels great. Then, you will be sent on your way to enjoy all of the amazing benefits your new smile has to offer!

Benefits of Dental Implants

husband and wife sitting side by side

Dentures and dental bridges are great for some patients, but they don’t replace the entirety of the missing tooth, just the chewing surface. Since dental implants are uniquely and precisely placed in the jawbone, they offer a variety of unique benefits that set them apart from other traditional tooth replacement solutions. Here are just some of the most prominent ones.

Day-to-Day Benefits

Woman holding a toothbrush

Once your gums and jawbone have completely healed, your dental implants shouldn’t feel any different from your natural teeth. You may even forget that they are there. Here are some of the ways that you can benefit from your dental implants on a daily basis:

  • Easy to Maintain: There isn’t a particular way that you need to care for your implants. Just continue to complete all of the same practices you do for your natural teeth. Brush twice, floss, and rinse with mouthwash every day. You should also continue to attend regular cleanings and checkups.
  • Strong Bite: Dental implants have the ability to restore your bite force up to 90%. This is much more than you can expect with traditional bridges and dentures.
  • Increased Confidence: If you have gaps in your smile. It is easy to feel a lack of confidence. With dental implants, you can continue to show off your smile with pride.

Health Benefits

Man at the doctor’s office

Dental implants have a positive impact on your health. Here are some of the ways that dental implants can benefit your whole body:

  • Improved Dental Health: Missing teeth increases the risk of other dental issues, including gum disease, misalignment, and additional tooth loss. Dental implants help to prevent these negative effects.
  • Better General Health: Dental health and general health go hand-in-hand. When your smile is healthy, you are at a lower risk of several life-threatening conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.
  • Prevents Bone Loss: When your jawbone isn’t being stimulated with regular chewing, it starts to be reabsorbed by the body. Dental implants replace the roots of the missing teeth, stimulating the jawbone and preventing bone loss.

Long-Term Benefits

Senior couple smiling outside

Dental implants cost more than traditional dentures and dental bridges, but it makes sense why. Dental implants are an investment in the future of your smile. Here are some of the benefits you can experience for many decades to come:

  • Long-Lasting: Dental Implants are made to last for several decades or even the rest of your life! You may never have to worry about missing teeth again!
  • Successful: Dental implants have an incredible success rate of over 95%! It is very unlikely that your dental implants will fail.
  • Save Money: Dental implants have a higher upfront cost, but they are made to last for a very long time. You don’t need to worry about frequent repairs and replacements, and you don’t need to stock up on adhesives and soaking solutions. Implants can even prevent costly oral health issues from arising, allowing you to save a lot of money in the future.

Partnering with the Best

three dentist working

We’re proud to partner with the best oral surgeons in the surrounding areas to ensure flawless implant results. After your implants have been surgically placed, our team at Countryside Dental will take care of restoring your implants and providing you with directions on how to maintain them and keep them healthy. If you have any questions about the process or would like to learn more about the oral surgeons that we work with, please contact our office.

single implant

Missing One Tooth

If you’re missing a single tooth, we can replace it by placing one dental implant below your gumline. This will anchor a customized dental crown in place that will restore the gap in your smile and prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of alignment.

multiple missing teeth implants

Missing Multiple Teeth

If you’re missing two or more teeth in a row, we can replace them with an implant-retained bridge. Unlike a traditional bridge, this restoration will be anchored to two implants placed at either end of the gap in your smile. That way, we won’t need to alter your surrounding healthy teeth.

Missing All Teeth

If you have suffered severe tooth loss, we may recommend that you receive an implant denture. This type of prosthetic can replace an entire arch of teeth with just a few strategically placed prosthetic tooth roots. Both removable and permanently fixed implant dentures are available.

Learn More About Implant Dentures

Cost of Treating Dental Implants

giant plastic tooth

Every dental implant procedure varies based on each patient’s needs. That’s why the best way to learn how much your dental implant journey will cost is to visit us for a consultation first. Based on our findings during this visit, we’ll be able to develop a customized treatment plan for you and walk you through key, cost-determining factors of the procedure, like how many implants you’ll need to have placed and what type of restoration would work best to restore your smile. At Countryside Dental, we’re proud to help maximize your insurance benefits and are an in-network provider with many different plans.

Dental Implant FAQs

Question mark on notepad and green pencil

Dental implants in Buffalo Grove are a great investment, but they are a lifelong commitment. You likely have several concerns before you are ready to move forward. Dr. Nagornaya will explain everything during your dental implant consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions.

Can I take dental implants out?

No, you can’t remove dental implants on your own. A dental implant replicates the entire tooth structure, including the root. A titanium post will be surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as the root. Your bone will fuse to it through a process called osseointegration. As a result, only a trained dental professional can remove it, such as in situations of failure. However, some implant dentures can be taken out for easy cleaning.

How successful are dental implants?

A dental implant is the most reliable method of replacing a lost tooth when placed by a qualified dentist. The long-term success also relies on the health and lifestyle of the patient. Generally, patients with good oral and general health can expect over a 95% success rate. Dental implants are proven to thrive for decades with the right maintenance, like brushing and flossing.

How long do dental implants last?

You won’t have to worry about needing replacements every few years when choosing dental implants. They are proven to last for 30 years or more, unlike traditional bridges and dentures. However, various factors affect the lifespan of your new smile, like how well you care for it. An infection called peri-implantitis is a leading cause of dental implant failure. You can get the most out of your investment with a great oral hygiene routine. Brush, floss, and use a daily mouthwash to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. The location of the implant can also affect its longevity. The back teeth naturally undergo more wear and tear from chewing. As a result, they have a slightly shorter lifespan than those placed in the front of the mouth.

What are the signs of dental implant failure?

Dental implant failure is rare, but it’s important to keep an eye out for any signs of a complication. The sooner the issue is addressed, the more likely your implant dentist in Buffalo Grove can save your smile. Don’t wait to contact our office if you notice any redness or inflammation near the implant. If you have any pain or the implant feels unstable, schedule an appointment immediately.

What should I do if my implant feels loose?

After your bone has integrated with the post, it should never feel loose. Often, it is a sign of a serious underlying problem, like dental implant failure. However, it can also be as simple as a loose restoration. It’s best to see a dentist right away to find the source of the issue to safeguard your smile from dental implant failure.

Have Questions? Get Answers.