Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Tooth loss and dental implants

Tooth loss is the one of the most undesirable conditions in dentistry. The loss of natural tooth can create a number of problems. The condition can affect the speech and eating habits. An imbalance created from tooth loss can push the teeth nearby to towards the gap. This causes orthodontic problems. The food lodgment in the gap can increase the chances of gum infection. Due to lack of support the jawbone starts to shrink.

Dental implants can address these problems. They are made of metals that can finely integrate with the jawbone. The implant bonds with the bone. This gives it high stability. There are examples of implants lasting for decades after the surgery. This prevents the jawbone from resorbing and avoids all other oral problems which are caused from teeth loss.

Dental implant restoration

The periodontist performs a thorough examination of your oral health to ensure that there are no gum problems. The periodontist then goes on to check the status of supporting bone. X-rays are taken and scanning is performed. This helps in accurate treatment planning.

The surgical placement of dental implants is performed with the help of local anesthesia. The periodontist starts with a small incision of gums. Drills are used to create a bony recess in the jaw and the implant is carefully torqued in place. The gums are sutured back and left to heal. This may take few months. The periodontist fixes an implant post and takes impressions of teeth during next visit. This helps in fabrication of crown. The crown, which is created in the lab, can be screwed or bonded over the implant. Our periodontist finally explains how to take care of the implanted tooth and oral health. Proper maintenance of oral hygiene can help patients protect the implanted tooth for long.

Contact Us Today!

New patients are always welcome to stop by our office to meet our team or schedule an appointment by calling 815-385-0777. Advanced dental equipment, the experience of our Dentist Dr. James A. Hasken, and the skills of our staff have helped us in successfully treating oral problems in many of our patients who visit us from different parts of McHenry and Crystal Lake.

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