Traditional bridges and dentures are separate from your oral structure, but our dental implants in Prospect Heights are integrated with it. The fact that implant placement is surgical, and designed to last for many years, sets these teeth replacements apart. At the periodontal practice of Michael L Bolden, DDS, implants are a specialty, and you can be assured of a smooth and comfortable experience every step of the way.
It’s important to know that from your first visit to the ultimate completion of our dental implants in Prospect Heights, the process may take up to 6 to 8 months. However, when you consider that with proper care they may last you for life, that’s not all that long to wait. The initial step is to come in for a consultation and examination, including testing that determines if you are a good candidate for placement. Once that has been established, the first part of the implant, a titanium post, is then surgically placed in your jaw. It serves the role of a root, something that traditional full-tooth restorations lack. You can wear a temporary denture while your jaw bone grows around the post and fuses with it. Our periodontist then uncovers the post and adds a healing collar that doubles as a support abutment. With all of the components in place, you are then ready to get your new tooth. Your general dentist will take care of that part. You then have a brand new tooth that gives you back your complete smile. You’ll be able to have confidence when you laugh and when you speak. Chew all your favorite foods, even the crunchy and tough ones aren’t a problem.
If you’re ready to get started with our dental implants in Prospect Heights, just reach out to our office now and set up an appointment to come in.