Looking for dental implants in Chicago? Drs. Rohan and Dow have extensive experience and expertise in dental implants, which provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Someone who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, and he or she can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural, and that their facial contours will be preserved.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts which are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums, to anchor the artificial replacement teeth. Your dental implants in Chicago can also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, Drs. Rohan and Dow , or an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice, will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to ensure your dental implants in Chicago are successful.
Dental implant procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase of your dental implants in Chicago begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Drs. Rohan and Dow can then start making your new teeth. They will take an impression, and then connect posts or attachments to the implants, in order to anchor the replacement teeth. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months, and most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily lives.
Make an appointment today!
Dental implants have been life-changing for many of our patients, allowing them to once again eat, speak, and laugh with comfort and confidence. To book your consultation for dental implants in Chicago with Dr. Rohan or Dr. Dow, please call us at (312) 372-4845 today.