Exploring your tooth replacement options? Palos Heights Family Dental offers start-to-finish implant dentistry. That means that we are capable of completing all steps of the dental implant procedure in one convenient location, rather than referring you out to an oral surgeon. Call to schedule your dental implants consultation today!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as replacement tooth roots. Single tooth implants typically use either a dental crown or dental bridge as a restoration. For patients who are missing many teeth, or even an entire arch, we may recommend implant-supported dentures.
Thanks to improved technology, we can now stabilize your dentures with as little as four dental implants. We start by placing a series of implants into your jawbone. We can place these along your upper or lower arch, or both if your dentures replace all of your teeth. Holes in your dentures will strategically align with the implants and your dentures will simply snap into place. Implant-supported dentures offer a more comfortable fit and eliminate slipping and clicking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implant candidacy is determined on a case-by-case basis depending upon the number of teeth missing, your oral health, and your budget. We can determine the best tooth replacement option for you at your initial consultation.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants prevent bone loss, preserve the natural shape of your face, and improve your ability to eat, speak, and smile.
What is the dental implant process like?
First, we’ll surgically place the implant into your jawbone. After several weeks, the implant will completely fuse with the bone and a connective structure called an abutment will be attached. This abutment will hold your dental crown, bridge, or dentures in place.
How long will my dental implants last?
With proper at-home care and regular routine cleanings, your dental implants can last up to 15 years or longer.
How much do dental implants cost?
We don’t want you to put your oral health on hold due to the cost of implant dentistry. Palos Heights Family Dental offers a number of financial options for every budget. We work with Quality Dental Plan and CareCredit® to help offset the cost of dental implants.
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