Dental Implants

Dental implants are a reliable solution for tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one or more teeth, implants can offer a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.

Dental Implants in Palos Heights, IL

A dental implant is a synthetic root that supports a replacement tooth or teeth. They are famous for people who have lost one or more teeth or need a larger prosthesis like dentures. Implants are preferred because they provide long-term support, function, and aesthetics while preventing bone loss. They do not require the alteration of neighboring teeth and can even stabilize a denture. We offer a wide range of dental implants at Palos Heights Family Dental. Give us a call to discuss which option is best for you.

dental implant being placed in mouth
  • What is the procedure for dental implants?

    The first step of dental implants is having the dentist consult and examine the site in the mouth where the dental implant is being considered. The dentist will need to consider if any of the neighboring teeth need to be extracted and which type of bone graft needs to be conducted.

    Once the patient has been given a few months to heal, the dental implant is placed into the bone and a healing cap is placed over the implant so the healing phase can begin. It’s important to visit the dentist every six months for a check-up to ensure healing.

  • What types of dental implants exist?

    There are two commonly used types of dental implants – endosteal implants and all-on-4 implants. Endosteal implants comprise a titanium metal rod inserted into the jawbone and a supportive post that secures a dental crown or bridge. All-on-4 implants are a groundbreaking dental implant system in which an entire top or bottom denture is supported on only four implants. Each implant is strategically placed to keep the replacement teeth steady and secure. The advantage of using four implants is that it promotes faster patient recovery and reduces the likelihood of complications from implant failure.

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  • What are the benefits of dental implants?

    Tooth loss can lead to difficulties in chewing and speaking clearly. If left untreated, it could result in various problems like tooth shifts, jawbone deterioration, facial structure, and bite imbalances. These issues usually develop over time when there is no root system to maintain bone health and alignment. Dental implants can help a patient overcome short-term challenges and prevent long-term problems associated with tooth loss. They are the most effective method for treating tooth loss, as an artificial root system supporting a prosthetic tooth.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Palos Heights Family Dental

6446 W. 127th Street, Suite #1
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Monday 10:30am–6:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday (every other) 9:30am–5:30pm
Thursday 10:30am–6:30pm
Friday (every other) 8:00am–1:00pm