A missing tooth not only compromises looks and quality of life, but it can also lead to very serious health concerns. Your natural teeth are integral to keeping your jaw stable and healthy. When you lose a tooth, the bone that held it in place deteriorates, causing other teeth to shift as well. As bone deteriorates and your bite changes, other teeth can be lost. This domino effect can be stopped only by securing your remaining teeth in place to prevent bone deterioration. Dental implants in Chicago, IL from Northalsted Dental Spa can do just that!
The Dental Implant Procedure
During your first consultation, you will learn whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implant patients need to be in good health with a sufficient quality and quantity of jawbone at the surgical site. If the bone is deemed unable to support an implant, a bone graft may first be needed to strengthen the jaw.
We are able to place your dental implant right in our office, saving you the inconvenience and unfamiliarity of going to another office. Dental implants, which are tiny titanium screws that replicate your natural teeth roots, are placed and allowed to heal for several months. After your implant has fused with your jaw, we’ll have you return to our office so we can craft you an amazingly lifelike crown. Dr. Griffin restores different types of dental implants to meet a range of needs.
The Many Uses of Implants
Dental implants may be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures, which together offer a durable, fully functional, and attractive result. Using our CEREC in-office milling machine, we are able to send patients home with superior-quality implant-supported restorations in just one afternoon. Creating crowns in the comfort of our own office allows for a high degree of control, ensuring aesthetics are held to the strictest standards and your dental work is seamlessly integrated into your surrounding teeth.
For patients with less bone structure or for implants needed in a smaller area, we also offer mini implants. These smaller, yet just as strong, alternatives to regular implants are great at giving you amazing results without the need for bone grafting or other surgeries.
We also offer All on 4 and All on 6 implant systems, which involve the use of multiple implants to permanently attach a full-mouth bridge. You’ll get a permanent set of new teeth that will look and act just like the real thing! No more taking them out each night like dentures!
Our Commitment to Restoring Dental Health
The implementation of dental implants is part of our whole-health-approach to oral care. With proper oral hygiene and regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you’re missing a tooth and want to get the highest quality tooth replacement possible, don’t delay treatment another day! Save your jawbone and your smile by calling us today at 773-245-2779 or by making an appointment using our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!