Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, there are many excellent solutions available today. Dental implants continue to be preferred by dentists because an artificial titanium root makes them the closest thing we have to natural teeth.

Dental implants are preferred by dentists because they’re a healthy tooth replacement and by patients because they look, act, and function like a natural tooth. Whether you compare them to other methods or consider them on their own, dental implants offer numerous oral health benefits.

Dental Implants Are a Long-Term Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are a highly successful, long-term tooth replacement that has been used widely for 50 years. An implant is a tiny titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root and is placed surgically in your jawbone.

Before placing your implant, we use advanced 3-D cone-beam (CBCT) imaging to view the area in three dimensions. These images allow us to view your jawbone and surrounding structures like sinuses and nerve pathways and plan implant placement accordingly. 

As the implant post heals over the next 3-6 months, it fuses with the surrounding bone and tissue in a process called osseointegration.

Dental Implants Restore Comfortable Chewing

When your dental implants have healed completely, we attach a tooth restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture. 

  • If you have one missing tooth, a single implant supports a dental crown to restore function and appearance.
  • For multiple missing teeth, our dentists in Chicago would recommend a bridge or partial denture.
  • If you are missing all your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both, we can place as few as four implants in your jawbone to support a complete custom denture.

We customize your denture with attachments that snap onto the implants already in your jaw. The result is a complete smile that functions comfortably, restores your confidence, and lets you eat all your favorite foods again.

Dental Implants Support Jawbone Health

A root does much more than hold a tooth in place. When you speak and chew, it helps stimulate bone regeneration in your jaw. When you lose a tooth, this action stops, and the bone starts to resorb or shrink.

Removable dentures don't prevent bone loss because they sit on top of your gums, and the only tooth replacement that does is dental implants. Since the implant post in your jaw mimics a natural tooth root, it prevents bone loss for a healthier jawbone and adds fullness to your face.

A Dental Implant Tooth Looks Like a Real Tooth

As part of your dental implant consultation, our dentists will recommend the proper tooth restoration for you. Whether you need a single crown for one missing tooth or a bridge or full denture for multiple teeth, you can be confident that it will look realistic and blend beautifully with your smile.

Learn More about Dental Implants in Chicago, IL

If you want to see if you’re a good candidate for one or more tooth implants, please call Wicker Park Dental Group. We have the skill and expertise to perform implant placement and restoration so you can have the entire process completed in our comfortable modern dental office. Please call us at (773) 276-5566 to schedule a consultation appointment to get started!