Elmhurst Dental Implant Dentist Walks You Through the Process of Dental Implant Treatment

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Dec 9, 2013

Tooth loss is an unfortunate reality for many dental patients who have suffered from dental injuries and infections. If you are one of these people, it is in your best interest to seek out restorative dentistry treatment that will allow you to regain your normal life. Our Elmhurst dental implant dentists have been transforming patients’ smiles for years with dental implant technology. Here is how the treatment process unfolds…

1. Assessment

Our dental team begins by examining a patient to determine whether the patient is a good candidate for dental implants. In order to go through dental implant treatment the patient needs to have sufficiently dense bone tissue and healthy gum tissue. Patients with oral health deficiencies may need to undergo restorative treatment prior to dental implant insertion.

2. Build a foundation

The next phase of treatment is all about building a strong foundation for your replacement tooth. Our dentist will place a titanium implant root into your jawbone, so that your replacement tooth will be stabilized for years. This implant foundation also helps your jawbone stay healthy, and it keeps your natural teeth in place.

3. Restore your smile

Once your implant root is in place, and your oral tissues have healed, we will complete your dental implant with a natural looking restoration. This restoration will allow you to smile confidently, and eat and drink your favorite foods and beverages. These restorations are crafted to look natural and to blend with your real teeth.

No matter how damaged your current smile may be, our Elmhurst dentist office can help you get the smile that you deserve. If you are ready to get started on the path to health, give our office a call. We can give you all of the information you need about restorative dentistry treatments for tooth loss.