Why Dental Implants?

The procedure utilizes metal posts that are carefully fixed to the gums and jawbone and artificial teeth are connected into place. This method results in a smile that looks natural, restores speaking clarity, improves facial structuring, and functions like normal healthy teeth. With these amazing benefits, dental implants in Lisle are quickly becoming the go-to solution for those who experience missing or damaged teeth. In addition, for those with limited natural tooth roots, dental implants can often provide a workable option where standard tooth replacement methods won’t suffice.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are one of the most advanced solutions that can replace missing teeth. 

  • They are surgically placed in the jawbone and fuse with it, providing stable support for artificial replacement teeth. This is a significant advantage compared to regular bridgework and dentures as they won't slip when speaking or eating, nor will they make noise or cause any damage to your jawbone.
  • Since titanium does not decay as natural tooth material does, dental implants have shown to be a durable and reliable alternative to other tooth replacement options.

What are Dental Implants Made of?

Dental implants in Naperville include two separate elements: an implant body and a dental crown which is fitted to the implant post. 

  • The implant body is typically made from titanium, as titanium is biocompatible with the human body and allows for healthy integration into the jawbone. 
  • The dental crowns are typically made from porcelain or ceramic and designed to match your natural tooth color, size, and shape in order to blend seamlessly with other teeth, to appear and function exactly like a natural tooth.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants may be for you if you have:

  • One or more missing teeth
  • A fully grown jawbone
  • Bone mass to secure implants (or can undergo bone grafting)
  • No health conditions that prevent bone healing
  • Healthy oral tissue 
  • Are willing to commit several months to the process  
  • Are committed to not smoking 

Your specific case as well as your medical background will be thoroughly reviewed by our highly trained dentists prior to your procedure to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. 

How is Dental Implant Surgery Performed?

Dental implant surgery is a multi-step process, depending on the type of implant and the condition of a patient's jawbone. Implants are preferred for their ability to provide solid support for new teeth, but this feature necessitates sufficient time for healing. 

After an implant is placed it must be given proper time to heal and integrate with the bone, adding stability and durability to the implanted tooth structure. This healing period can range from a few months to over a year depending on the individual person, ensuring they have strong and reliable new teeth.

What is the Recovery for Dental Implants?

To place a dental implant in Lisle, there are several steps that must be taken. 

  • First, any existing damaged teeth need to be removed
  • Then, depending on the condition of your jawbone and other factors such as age or medical history, it may require preparation (grafting) for the dental implant to have a secure placement. 
  • The bone growth process then begins which takes time and patience before an abutment is placed
  • Finally, an artificial tooth or crown will top off the abutment 

It could take many months from start to finish with much of that being focused on healing and waiting for new bone growth within your jaw. Each case will vary depending on which steps need to be taken.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth, or even a full arch of missing teeth. Because they are so durable, high-quality dental implants can last many years without needing replacement.

Why Choose Ladone Family Dental for Your Dental Implants?

Ladone Family Dental offers top-quality dental care from the father-daughter team of Dr. Paul Ladone, DDS and Dr. Kelsey Ladone, DMD. With decades of experience between them, they offer the very best in family dental practice with a long legacy that began with Dr Paul's father's practice. The tools of the modern-day dentist are used to excellent effect here: laser technology for non-invasive tissue removal and strict attention to detail for crowns, bridges, implants, and veneers ensure a perfect outcome for your treatment. Plus, with free consultations and knowledgeable staff who have been around for years, you have access to our professional staff that takes time to get to know all members of the family. 

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