Dental implants in Chicago, Illinois, are used by our dentist for patients who have one or more missing teeth and would like prosthetic replacements. These long-lasting implants help restore the look and functionality of your smile. Give Shoreline Dental Chicago a call at (312) 266-9487 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mollie K. Rojas and learn more information.
A dental implant is a popular tooth replacement because of how closely it mimics the structure of a natural tooth. The dental implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone just like a natural tooth root, keeping the bone stimulated and maintaining good oral health. The post is made of a biocompatible material, usually titanium, that fuses with the bone during a healing period of a few months. After the post has fused, it can serve as a sturdy foundation for normal speaking and eating.
After our dentist and team determine that your post is ready, we will place an implant restoration on top of it. The restoration is the part that is visible above the gumline. Our dentist will help you decide which restoration is right for you whether it be a crown, bridge or denture. Your restoration will be designed to match the aesthetic of your smile and other natural teeth still in your mouth.
A dental implant post and restoration can be used and cared for just like a natural tooth, so you may forget your new tooth is artificial! If you would like to schedule a consultation for dental implants, please call our office today!