Dental Implants – Buffalo Grove, IL
The Closest Alternative to
Your Natural Teeth
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?
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.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a variety of unique benefits that set them apart from other traditional tooth replacement solutions. Some of these advantages include:
- Natural looking and feeling replacement teeth
- Enhanced bite strength and chewing power
- No need to worry about shifting or slipping dentures
- Easy to maintain
- Prevents jawbone deterioration
- Preserve your facial structure by preventing sagging and drooping cheeks
Partnering with the Best
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.
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.
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.
Cost of Treating Dental Implants
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
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.