Dental Implants


Chicago Dental Implants in Lakeview

Do you have severely damaged or missing teeth? Want the look, feel and functionality of natural, good looking teeth instead? Over the past several years dental implants have made this possible. While dentures and dental bridges are great alternatives for missing teeth, dental implants truly restore what most patients are looking for. Our exceptionally skilled Chicago cosmetic dentists provide dental implants to Lakeview and surrounding neighborhoods so you don’t have to fret about your smile anymore.

What is a dental implant?

Dental Implant Illustration

A dental implant is a surgically placed synthetic tooth root. Dental implants are made of a titanium post that is surgically secured into the jawbone in place of the tooth root. The implant cannot be seen and over time the bone will bond to the titanium post. The dentist will then adhere a crown to the implant via cementing or a retainer screw. The crown will look and function just as your natural tooth once did.

Advantages of dental implants

The biggest advantage is saving jawbone deterioration. Once a tooth is removed from the mouth, the body begins to break down the bone where the tooth no longer exists. The more teeth that are missing the more bone that is broken down. Your body believes the bone is no longer needed because it isn’t supporting a tooth. Eventually this results in shrinking of the jawbone which leads to facial collapse around the mouth. With dental implants jawbone shrinkage can be stopped and restored. The bone will recognize it is needed to support the implant and bond to the titanium post.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Additional advantages:

  • Preserve Natural Teeth – no need to file down adjacent teeth for bridgework
  • Permanent Solution – surgical implants have a 98% success rate, often lasting a lifetime
  • Improved Appearance – dental implants boost ones self-esteem and overall physical well-being
  • Recovered Speech – often times with missing teeth speech has been effected with lisps and slurring
  • Improved Chewing – a simple task such as eating your everyday foods can now be properly chewed and enjoyed again

How much do dental implants cost?

Costs vary due to multiple factors. What is the current state of your gum tissue and bone? How many implants are needed? How many appointments are necessary? The list goes on… Each patient will differ in desired aesthetics and required work needed to obtain this look. A treatment plan will then be laid out during your consultation. This will include the procedure(s) necessary and an estimated cost.

Implants with Belmont Dental Care

Teeth affect everything from our confidence to our overall health. Salvaging your self-esteem, enjoying everyday activities again and saving on costly dental repairs down the road make dental implants an invaluable decision. When it comes to dental implants, our dentists understand it’s about artistry, expertise and science. Dental implant procedures work successfully when all of these elements are implemented properly. Stop hiding your smile and schedule a consultation with Chicago dentists, Dr. Parrott and Dr. Nguyen, for dental implants in Lakeview today!