Losing a permanent tooth can affect your oral health and diminish your quality of life. If you’re searching for an alternative to dentures, bridges, or crowns, visit Dr. James M. Maragos, D.D.S. and the team, where they can perform dental implant restoration at their office in La Grange, Illinois. Dental implants lay the foundation for secure replacement teeth. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about implant restoration today.
Implant restoration is the process of surgically placing dental implants and rebuilding your teeth with dentures, crowns, or fixed bridges. Dental implants are replacement roots for your teeth. Every natural tooth has a crown (the part you see) and a root, which holds it in place.
Your jawbone needs healthy roots for constant stimulation. When you lose a permanent tooth, the bone that supports it starts to deteriorate. This breakdown can lead to shifting teeth, additional tooth loss, and cosmetic concerns like facial sagging.
Dental implants bond to the jawbone and stabilize your replacement teeth. They stimulate your underlying bone to support your dental health and hold your teeth in place for a natural fit and feel.
Implant restoration fuses dental implants to your tooth-supporting bone using biocompatible titanium materials. Once the team places your implants, the surrounding jawbone heals around them. This process, called osseointegration, allows implants to function exactly like your natural tooth roots.
After your mouth heals, they create custom-made replacement teeth that connect to the implants.
Dental implant restoration can take months to complete. Since implants bond to your jawbone, you need enough healthy tissue to support them. Dr. James M. Maragos, D.D.S. and the team perform a comprehensive dental exam that includes digital X-rays to evaluate your underlying bone health.
If you don’t have enough tissue to support implants, the team may recommend a bone graft. The healing process typically takes around 3-9 months.
After you heal, the team schedules your dental implant surgery appointment. Discuss any medications you’re taking before the procedure and practice good oral health care in the meantime.
After you receive dental implants, the team restores your teeth. From single crowns to denture reconstruction, implants help to secure the teeth. Dentures can replace some teeth or all of them. Once the team designs your treatment and receives your dentures, they expose the implants and connect your replacement teeth.
Dental implant restoration is a safe, effective method for replacing missing teeth. Call Dr. James M. Maragos, D.D.S. or schedule an appointment online to learn more today