What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement that our knowledgeable dentists may recommend if you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth. The dental implant is a small screw or post, typically created from titanium, that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. During a period of healing, the bone and implant begin to bond together to form a stable, strong foundation for your dental implant restoration. Dr. Carlton and Dr. Dunlap will then create and place your custom dental implant restoration, which may be a dental bridge, crown, full denture, or partial denture. The implant restoration is attached on top of the implant post to fully restore your smile.

Do I need a dental implant?

If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental implant in Chicago, Illinois may be a good option for restoring your smile. An implant can improve the function of your smile by restoring your ability to properly eat and speak, as well as enhance the beauty of your smile and the volume of your face. To learn more about the advantages of dental implants, we invite you to call or visit us today at Essential Dental PC.