Most dentists (and patients!) will agree that a dental implant is the longest lasting and most effective method for replacing a missing tooth. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They can even be a great option for patients who are missing all of their teeth.
Dental implants are the closest thing to having your natural tooth back because they integrate with your bone and provide stability and function that is very similar to your natural teeth. Made of titanium, your dental implant will never decay.
Dr. Wang or Dr. Ma will locate the best place for your dental implant, based on your bone density. If you do not have enough natural bone, we still have options. We perform bone grafts right in our Aurora, IL dental office to make this treatment possible. Most patients experience very little discomfort with dental implant surgery – less than a dental extraction. One of our dentists will give you a call to see how you are feeling and to answer any questions you may have. We happily offer this service because we want you to feel well cared for.
After surgery, you body’s natural healing process will take over, and your bone will fuse to your dental implant just like a natural root. This process can take several months, but your results will be worth the wait!
Finally, we will create a custom dental crown to complete the dental implant process. Your crown will look natural and blend in with your smile.
One of the benefits our patients rave about is how easy it is to take care of dental implants. You can brush and floss them just like your natural teeth. As long as you keep your teeth and gums healthy, dental implants can provide many years – even decades – of reliable service.
Dental implants also provide other benefits:
Dental implants also work in tandem with other types of dentistry, including bridges and dentures. If you have dentures that slip or multiple missing teeth, dental implants can add the stability, confidence, and convenience that allow you to enjoy a worry-free solution to missing teeth.
After we complete your dental implant restoration, you can take care of it just like your natural teeth. Daily flossing, brushing, and a professional dental cleaning every six months can help maintain your gums and bone around the dental implant, keeping it healthy and plaque-free.
Most healthy patients should enjoy great success with dental implant treatment. If you have active gum disease or decay, we can address those conditions first so that your dental implants are a success.
Smoking can affect the success rate of your dental implant. Let us know if you are a smoker so we can discuss ways to improve your results.
We understand that you probably have a number of questions about replacing a missing tooth. Our knowledgeable dentists will be happy to go over the pros and cons of each option so you can make the best choice for your oral health.