Enjoy Results That Look and Feel Natural with Dental Implants
Patients who are missing one or more teeth can look forward to great results with dental implants. This excellent tooth-replacement service can do what traditional crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures can't. Instead of just replacing what you're missing with a restorative piece, dental implants also replace the missing root underneath, mimicking nature's own design.
Why is this significant? Because of the vital role tooth roots play in oral health. Not only do tooth roots anchor teeth to the jaw, they also preserve the jaw by encouraging the growth of new bone tissue over time. When you lose a root, the part of your jaw immediately underneath will weaken as it loses healthy bone tissue. In time, more of the jaw will weaken, putting nearby teeth at risk of being lost as well.
Dental implants preserve the jaw by replacing your missing root with a small, titanium implant post. Titanium is a biocompatible metal. That means it will bond with the jaw over time, creating a firm foundation for your new crown, bridge, partial, or full denture at the same time as it encourages the jaw to grow new bone tissue.
The Dental Implant Process
Dr. Vallone will complete your dental implant procedure in two phases. In the first phase, one or more implants will be surgically placed in your jaw. Over a period of months, the bone in your jaw will fuse with your implant(s) until they have a natural connection with each other.
In the second phase, Dr. Vallone will attach the custom-made restorative piece our lab created for you from a detailed treatment plan. With dental implants, we can use a single crown, bridge, partial denture, or full denture. That makes dental implants one of the most versatile dental services, period. As long as you're a candidate for the implant procedure, we can help you replace what your smile is missing.
Are you ready to begin a restorative dental implants procedure? Call our office today to schedule your consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Vallone will talk to you about how dental implants work and will help you understand if they're right for you. Not every patient is a candidate for this service. We offer dental implants to patients from Bourbonnais, Bradley, Kankakee, Frankfort, Richton Park, Steger, and beyond.