Dental Implants Arlington Heights IL
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that bond with your bone, providing your dentures with more stability and holding them in place. An abutment is a connector placed on top of the dental implant that connects it to the teeth.
The dental implant bonds with your bone over time in a process called osseointegration, to create a sturdy base for your replacement teeth.
Dental implants come in many shapes and sizes to accommodate all patients. A dental prosthesis, such as a dental crown, a bridge, or dentures, is placed on top of an implant, just as your teeth would sit on top of your natural teeth roots.
Dental implants can be used to support an individual replacement tooth or crown, a denture containing multiple teeth, or a bridge.
How Do I Know If I’m Eligible For Dental Implants?
The best way to determine if you are eligible for dental implants in Arlington Heights is to set up a consultation with our office. Dr. Bilus will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth to see if dental implants are right for you.
During your consultation, Dr. Bilus will also:
- Assess the density and strength of your jawbone
- Determine if you have any medical conditions that could affect healing
- Take X-rays or 3D images of your mouth
- Recommend a treatment plan
You may be eligible for dental implant surgery if you:
- Have healthy oral tissues
- Have sufficient jawbone density
- Have been unsuccessful with regular dentures
- Don’t have any health conditions that can impact bone healing
- If you have missing teeth, you can experience bone loss, and over time, this can even change the shape of your face.
- When you get dental implants, you significantly reduce your risk of further bone loss, making it a worthwhile preventive measure.
Single Tooth Replacement Options
A dental implant can be used to support a single tooth or multiple teeth. The number of implant placements that will be required and the type of dental prosthesis (crown, bridge, or denture) that will be placed on top of the implants will be determined by Dr. Bilus during your consultation.
If you are only missing a single tooth, Dr. Bilus may recommend a dental implant and crown. The implant is placed in your jawbone and an abutment is placed on top of the implant. Once the implant has bonded with your bone (a process called osseointegration), Dr. Bilus will place a dental crown over the abutment. The dental crown will be made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth and will restore the function and appearance of your beautiful smile.
Common single tooth replacement options include:
Implant-supported dental crowns: A dental implant is placed in the jawbone and a porcelain or zirconia crown is placed on top of the implant. The crown is customized to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
Bridge supported by implants: A bridge can be used for replacing missing teeth. The bridge is supported by two dental implants that are placed in the jawbone on either side of the empty space.
Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dentures
If you are considering getting dentures in Arlington Heights, you may want to consider dental implants as an alternative. Dental implants provide many benefits over traditional dentures, including:
To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, contact Omni dental office in Arlington Heights at 847-483-8833 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bilus. He will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if dental implants are right for you.