Dental implants are a healthy and attractive way to restore a smile that’s been compromised by missing teeth. Whereas traditional treatments such as dentures and dental bridges, dental implants enhance the overall health of your smile by promoting healthy jawbone regeneration and restoring lost teeth. In Chicago, Dr. Ogbara recommends dental implants for patients who want to regain confidence in the look, feel, and function of their smile.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Missing teeth don’t just affect the look of your smile. Without immediate placement, patients face deteriorating bone structure, poor nutrition, and a number of other health issues. While dentures and bridges can fill the empty gaps, they do not fully integrate with the jawbone. Over time, the bone begins to shrink due to missing stimulation, causing patients to lose bone density and ultimately more teeth.
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration proven to encourage bone regeneration and prevent further damage to the smile. This is because dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and given the opportunity to become part of the smile. When it comes to long-term success, this surgical placement makes all the difference in regaining a healthy smile.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process begins with your consultation with Dr. Ogbara. During this visit to our Chicago dentist, we’ll review your medical history, oral health situation, and dental goals to determine the most effective solution for your needs. Depending on the condition of your smile, Dr. Ogbara may recommend undergoing preliminary treatments before placing your dental implants. We’ll also cover any other questions you may have regarding financing, recovery, and care after treatment.
Placing the Implant Fixture
Once any preliminary treatments have been completed, we’ll begin the process of placing your dental implant. During this outpatient procedure, a titanium implant post will be surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over the course of recovery following the procedure, the jawbone will begin growing around the implant fixture, keeping it in place. This remarkable process is known as osseointegration.
Once recovery is complete and the fixture has fully integrated into your dentition, you’ll return to our Chicago dental office to have the abutment and crown fixed to the dental implant. The abutment is the middle section of the implant which connects the fixture to the crown. The implant crown goes on top of the fixture and it’s custom designed to blend in with your smile. Thanks to advanced dental technology, we’re able to create a dental implant crown that blends in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
Tired of Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can have serious implications for your smile and overall wellbeing. If you’re tired of living without a complete smile, contact our dentist in Chicago to discover how dental implants by Dr. Ogbara can transform your smile. We look forward to helping you restore your smile!