Dental Implants – Clarendon Hills, IL
Restoring Smiles, Boosting Quality of Life
Do you have one or more gaps in your smile? Research has indicated that people who lose teeth don’t live as long as those with full smiles. Dental implants in Clarendon Hills offer solid, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are permanently positioned into the jawbone to replace both the visible portion of the tooth and the tooth root structure.
Dr. Jason Hong would love to secure your smile's future with dental implants. Call and reserve your consultation with our implant dentist today!
Benefits of Dental Implants
When comparing dental restoration options, consider these benefits that dental implants offer:
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are not just for replacing a single missing tooth. From one noticeable gap in your smile to entire arch replacement, you can talk to a dentist in Clarendon Hills about how dental implants can help.
Learn More About How Dental Implants Work
Initial Dental Implant Consultation
Every case begins with a consultation with our team. This appointment is important, not only so we can learn more about your goals and needs but also so we can thoroughly examine your mouth. If we find any problems that could interfere with your implants, such as gum disease, we’ll resolve those issues first so that you’re set up for success. During this meeting, we can also give you a tentative schedule and quote for your treatment, giving you a clear idea of what you can expect.
Dental Implant Surgery
Once you’ve decided to move forward with implants, we’ll give you a local anesthetic so that you’ll be completely comfortable throughout the entire procedure. When you’re ready, we’ll make a small incision in the gums. Then we’ll surgically place the titanium implant post, which usually looks a bit like a screw into the jaw bone. Finally, we’ll close the gums again with sutures.
Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment Placement
For several months following the placement procedure, while you go about your normal life, a critical process called osseointegration occurs. Basically, the post stimulates new growth in the jaw bone, which surrounds the post until it is firmly in place. At this point, we can place the abutment, or piece that connects the post to the restoration, by reopening the gum tissue and putting the small piece in. The gum tissue then heals around the abutment.
Placement of Dental Restoration
Soon after we put the abutment in position, we can work on creating your custom restoration, which is designed to resemble natural tooth enamel. On the day we place your restoration, we may need to make some final touches to it to ensure a perfect, comfortable fit. Then, using a dental cement, we’ll attach the restoration to the abutment, meaning you’ll walk out of our office with a fully functional, natural-looking smile!
Missing One Tooth
Single tooth implants provide outstanding support to an artificial crown, restoring both the appearance and natural dental function of the missing tooth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that restore a tooth from the roots up.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Traditional bridges attach to nearby healthy teeth with small clasps. Implant-retained bridges, on the other hand, attach to one or more implants to remain firmly in place in the mouth. This modern dental prosthetic offers superior support and reduces pressure placed on artificial teeth by spreading it across the bridge.
Missing All Teeth
With implant-retained dentures, a full arch of prosthetic teeth are secured directly to the jawbone by attaching to a few strategically-placed dental implants. This creates a fit and security that traditional dentures simply can’t match. You will never have to worry about your dentures slipping again!
Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
As an implant dentist, Dr. Hong has the ability to place and restore implants, so you won't have to see an outside specialist. He is there for you every step of the way – from initial consultation to surgical placement to advice after treatment is complete – to ensure your dental implant success. No running around town to get the care you need. Our start-to-finish dental implant treatment will save you lots of time and money!
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants is slightly different for each patient, since every smile is unique. The number of implants needed, whether any preparatory treatment such as a bone graft is required, and other factors will all contribute to the final cost of treatment. However, it is important to remember that regardless of the final price tag, dental implants are an excellent investment in your smile due to their long-lasting nature. Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants can easily last for decades with proper care – or even the rest of your lifetime!