Elmhurst Dental Implant Dentist Reviews the Dental Implant Process for Patients Suffering from Tooth Loss

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Nov 26, 2013

When you lose a tooth, it is very important that you take the time to find a dental solution that restores your smile. Our Elmhurst dentists will walk you through your restorative dentistry options, so that you can make the best decision for your smile. One restorative treatment that is changing smiles and lives is dental implant treatment. Dental implants can help you feel comfortable and confident when you smile. Here is how the basic treatment process works…

1. Consultation

During your dental consultation you will talk with our dentist about the kinds of dental issues you are experiencing. This is a great time for you to tell our team how you want your restored smile to look, and what you want to achieve with treatment.

2. Root Implantation

Our dentist will implant a titanium root directly into your jawbone, so that your dental implant restoration will stay securely in place. The titanium root is also important because it supports your natural tooth roots and bone tissue. After we implant your root, we will give your smile some time to heal completely. Once your bone and gum tissues have healed, we can complete your dental implant.

3. Final Restoration

Once your smile is ready for further treatment, our dental team will place an abutment on top of your dental root. The abutment connects the root to the final restoration. Finally we’ll attach your restoration, which will be shaded and shaped to look like your natural teeth, and enhance your overall smile. This is the final step of your dental implant treatment. Once complete, you can eat your favorite foods, smile widely, and speak naturally again!

If you want to learn more about how dental implant treatment works, our Elmhurst dental implant dentists are here to help you! Please contact our office in order to get started.