Chicago Dental Implants in Lakeview & South Loop
Your Solution to Missing Teeth
Art of Modern Dentistry offers dental implants in Chicago as a solution to missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures or bridges. Our procedure only takes a few weeks, leaving you with new teeth that look and feel natural.
Our dentists offer different types of procedures to restore your smile:
- Single-tooth implants
- Two-implant bridges
- Lower-jaw implants
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants replace missing teeth caused by decay or injury-the most common treatment is the root form implant. This small, titanium post serves as a substitute tooth root to secure and hold custom-fitted artificial teeth (restoration) in their proper position. Implants can also support single crowns, multi-unit bridges, and full-arch dentures to hold them permanently in place. These also work for temporary restorations, which you can remove when sleeping or cleaning.
Implant Procedure at Art of Modern Dentistry
Our dental implants in Chicago, IL, may be a suitable alternative for those who want to have natural-looking restorations. Made with state-of-the-art technology, implants can restore the natural beauty of your smile. They serve as a stable anchor for your teeth restorations, help preserve healthy bone, and make biting and chewing easier. Unlike traditional tooth replacement procedures, the surrounding healthy teeth will remain untouched when you get dental implants. This makes implants a suitable option if you don’t want to have a partial denture or bridge attached to adjacent teeth.
Diagnosis and Treatment
An implant procedure may vary and involve several phases, depending on the patient’s condition. To ensure proper placement of your implant, our dentists will discuss your health history and treatment goals. We will also take an x-ray and perform a comprehensive examination to check for underlying oral conditions and determine if you need bone grafting, gum surgery, or any other additional procedures. Implants may require multiple procedures for the preparation and the actual placement of the implants. Our dentist will shape a channel in the jawbone and place the implant into the prepared space. We will recommend a temporary restoration when the surgery site starts to heal. This may take three to four months as the implant fuses with the bone. When the channel is fully healed, we will attach the final restoration to give you a new smile.
Benefits of Implants
- Prevents bone loss and facial sagging
- No alterations or grinding down of healthy teeth for abutments
- Distributes force to the jaw for easier chewing and biting
- Brings back the beauty of your smile
Dental Implants: Are They Right For You?
Implants are among the most innovative dental treatments available today, but not everyone might be a suitable candidate for this procedure. As in any other treatment, you must be healthy enough to get the best results for your implant procedure. Here is a checklist of a good dental implant candidate:
- Has healthy gums and enough jawbone
- Maintains good oral hygiene
- Doesn’t have chronic illnesses
- Not a heavy smoker
Our dentist will perform a thorough evaluation and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for a dental implant in Chicago.
Call our office today for a free consultation:
- Lakeview Office: 773.904.0644
- South Loop Office: 312.260.5042