Implant Dentistry in Bourbonnais, IL
Implant dentistry involves the placement of dental implants, which are the most successful long-term tooth replacement solution available today. There are many options to provide tooth replacement, but implant dentistry provides benefits that other tooth replacement options can’t match. Your dentists at Bourbonnais Family Dental offer implant dentistry to provide you with amazing, natural-looking tooth replacement, and sturdy, worry-free chewing ability.
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, an entire arch of teeth, or an entire smile. Replacing lost teeth with dental implants begins with your dentist placing the dental implant screw, during a simple procedure, performed in the office.
Dental implant screws are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that won’t cause rejection. Instead, your body builds more bone which fuses with the dental implant screw, surrounding it and anchoring it firmly in place.
After the implant area has healed and the implant screw is securely in place, an implant crown is placed on top of the dental implant. Implant crowns are made of high-grade dental ceramic which closely resembles natural tooth structure.
When you have your new dental implant, it will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Dental implants are designed to be permanent additions to your smile that you never remove, and they will never move around.
Dental implants offer ease of maintenance because they can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. It’s vitally important to the health of a dental implant to keep the implant clean, free of bacteria, and food debris.
Some medical conditions and issues can compromise the health of dental implants. If you smoke, have diabetes, or have a history of radiation to your jaws or face, be sure to discuss this with your dentist.