Dental Professionals

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Lincoln Park

Dr. Michael M. Bukumira – Est. 1987

Dental Implants in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, & Chicago

Dental implants are a great option for people who have fully lost one or more teeth. Whether you have lost teeth due to gingivitis, tooth decay, or something else entirely, dental implants could be the perfect option for you. Unlike tooth bonding or dental fillings, implants are for when there is no tooth structure left. As they are replacement tooth roots, they provide a strong foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth that the dentist places. Due to the nature of the implant, they are more permanent than other options, such as dentures.

Why Dental Implants Are Done

There are many reasons someone may look into implant dentistry with one of the most common being complete tooth loss. Whether you have been involved in an accident, fall or other type of mishap in which you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants are often the best option for regaining your smile. An implant dentist can also use this form of cosmetic dentistry to replace teeth suffering from oral issues, such as decay and other problems. Before deciding on tooth implants, it’s important to speak with your dental professional about the options that are best suited for the situation you are facing. This form of cosmetic dentistry is for those who have none of their original teeth left and will result in a strong and permanent replacement when cared for properly.

Risks of Dental Implants

Risk factors are present in any form of surgery, whether it’s a major or minor one. The same can be said for having dental implants. Luckily, issues are rare and can normally be treated quickly to avoid further complications. When receiving implant dentistry, it’s possible for infection to set in around the implanted tooth or in the gum area around the site. In some cases, damage has affected the healthy teeth or the blood vessels surrounding the implant area. The same can be said for nerve damage in and around the mouth, including the chin and natural teeth. Sinus issues have also been experienced when dental implants in the upper jaw have damaged the sinus cavity. These instances are extremely rare but should be on your radar when receiving this form of cosmetic dentistry. If problems occur, contacting your dentist quickly will help alleviate any pain or issues you’re suffering from.

What To Expect

Unless you are a heavy smoker or have a chronic disease that is not controlled, such as diabetes, you ought to be cleared for the dental implant procedure if you have healthy gums. Dental implants take multiple steps and is somewhat of a long process. Once you have spoken with your dentist/oral surgeon, a specific treatment plan will be put in place. The first step is to have the physical tooth root implant placed, where it is anchored throughout the jawbone healing process. Once you are healed, abutments will be placed where you will be receiving replacement teeth.

In the first steps of the process, the dentist will have made a mold that the teeth are based on. After the abutment is placed, the crown, or the replacement tooth/teeth, is fitted to your mouth. If you would feel more comfortable using the implants for dentures, our dentists can also do that. Luckily, receiving dental implants tend to be a relatively pain-free procedure. We use local anesthetic and you can use ice to help with minor swelling.

Benefits

While the procedure is a longer process than some, the benefits are abundant. First is that with dental implants, they feel like your teeth. They are the same color as your teeth, are as permanent as actual teeth, and are much more comfortable than alternatives. The improved appearance will amaze you, as will the convenience of once again having a full set of teeth. Not only will you have greater self-esteem, but you will also have better oral health. Other options include altering your remaining teeth, which compromises your oral health. In addition, implants allow for easier maintenance. As long as you are brushing and flossing daily and see your dentist for regular check-ups, you ought to have your dental implants for the rest of your life.

After the Procedure

Dental implants may need more than one session to be completed because you must heal in-between each appointment. Some things you may notice after your tooth implants are swelling of the gums and face, possible pain at the implant site, bruising to the face and minor bleeding. We will be there to assist you during the healing process, caring for our patients in the Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Chicago area.

We Are Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park

Tooth loss can happen to anyone, so it is good to know that you have options available to return your smile back to normal. Dental implants, though a lengthier procedure, may be the perfect fit for you. If you are interested in this treatment, call Dental Professionals at (773) 327-4442 today to set up a free consultation!

 

 

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