Dental Implants

The Cost-Effective Way To Replace Missing Teeth

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Dental Implants at Z Dental Care 

You don’t have to live with a smile full of unsightly holes. Dental implants offer you the chance to live like before. After the procedure, not even your closest friends and family will know you ever had missing teeth. 

Can you imagine being able to chew and speak as before? All the negative feelings that come with missing teeth or bad oral hygiene will drift away. The implant treatment plan will transform the feel and function of your smile and even improve your long-term health. Dental implants look totally natural and keep your facial contours intact by preventing bone deterioration that often occurs when teeth are missing. 

What are Dental Implants?

Tooth implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss. They replace the whole tooth, from root to crown. Dental implants consist of tiny titanium rods inserted into the empty gum sockets left by missing teeth. The rods act as roots and provide a solid base for an artificial tooth. 

Implants have an incredibly high success rate and are considered the new standard in tooth replacement. They are the best option because they fit and function like natural teeth.

Three parts make up a dental implant:

  • The implant: a titanium screw that is surgically inserted through the gum tissue into the jaw bone.
  • The abutment: a small metal piece that connects the implant and the crown and ensures an excellent fit.
  • The crown: an artificial tooth that matches the rest of your teeth and is attached to the implant.  

What Can I Expect From the Dental Implant Procedure?

During your procedure, a small incision is made into the gums. The titanium post is placed into the jawbone, and the tissue is closed over the implant. You are then sent home to heal. What is more simple than that? 

While at home, the jaw bone begins to integrate with the titanium post in a process called osseointegration. The bone grows securely around the implant, making it part of you and a durable base for your new teeth. The osseointegration healing process takes anywhere from two to six months. Some patients ask for a temporary crown until the process is complete.

Once osseointegration has finished, an abutment is attached to the implant post. The new crown is fitted to the opposite end of the abutment. Once secured tightly, your brand-new tooth should instantly feel comfortable and match your natural teeth. You are sent home with aftercare instructions.

This incredible restoration process can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a complete upper and lower new arch. Learn more here.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

The most significant benefit is greater enjoyment of life. Those with missing teeth sacrifice confidence and the ability to smile or laugh without hiding their mouth in shame. But the benefits go way beyond this:

  • Improved appearance: With tooth loss comes bone loss. Without bone support, your facial structure changes shape, making you appear older and worn.
  • Easier speaking: Removable dentures slip and slide in the mouth and impact speaking ability, causing slurring and mumbling. 
  • Easier eating: Implants are so secure in your jaw that they allow you to bite with the same force as natural teeth. You can enjoy all the foods you love once again.
  • Easy care & convenience: Implants don’t require sticky glues, cleaning tablets, or strange flossers. Just brush normally!
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants can’t get cavities. Nor do they require attachment to neighboring teeth like dental bridges, improving oral health significantly.
  • Bone loss prevention: Missing teeth equals bone loss in the jaw. Bones need constant stimulation from teeth to not deteriorate. Dental Implants provide jaw bone stimulation.
  • Durability: From time to time, other tooth replacement options need repairs or be replaced entirely. If properly cared for, implants can last a whole lifetime.

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, follow this link.

Where Can I Get Dental Implants?

The team at Z Dental Care wants to help you with your dental needs. Dental implants require enough jawbone to support the implant and no signs of periodontal disease. Your dentist must consider many factors when determining if you are a good candidate for dental implant treatment. We would love to evaluate your particular case and answer any questions about the implant dentistry process.

But if you are still wondering if the dental implant procedure is right for you, ask yourself the following questions: 

  •  Are you missing one or more teeth?
  •  Do you have dentures that are no longer comfortable?
  •  Have you ever been embarrassed by a denture or a bridge?

Come To Z Dental Care for Your Dental Implants

Dental implant surgery is cost-effective, straightforward, and a standard dental care treatment here at Z Dental Care.

If you are interested in learning more about the tooth implant procedure, please call our state-of-the-art Chicago dental practice at 773-427-1000. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you restore your smile.


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