Our Mount Prospect dentist office believes that every patient deserves to enjoy a health, attractive smile. Sometimes, due to infection or injury, patients lose adult teeth, and have to live with resultant holes in their smiles. The good news, however, is that our dental office offers innovative restorative dentistry treatments that can restore your smile. One of these options is dental implant treatment.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants will allow you to regain your healthy, beautiful smile. Because dental implants are stand-alone replacement teeth, our dentist can use them to replace one tooth or an entire smile. Dental implants are suitable for patients of many ages who have already developed their adult smiles.
How long does it take to get a dental implant?
The dental implant placement process is multi-phased, so it generally takes a few months to complete treatment altogether. The first step in dental implant treatment is to insert the dental implant root into your jawbone. This titanium root is the base of your dental implant restoration. Once the root is implanted, we will wait until your bone tissue has healed before moving on to the second phase of treatment. This entire process generally takes two to three months.
How long do dental implants last?
Properly cared for dental implants can last for well over a decade before they need to be refurbished. Our dental team will give you clear and concrete maintenance instructions so that you can keep your dental implants strong and attractive for years.
You can get more information about dental implants, and other restorative dentistry treatments, by calling our Mount Prospect dental implant dentist office. We are here to support you on your journey to optimal oral health—get started today by reaching out to our supportive staff!