Whether you need to replace one missing tooth, several, or all of your top or bottom teeth, dental implants may be the answer. At Fantastic Smiles in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, Ewa Koser, DDS performs oral surgery for dental implants, the premier tooth replacement option. With implants, your replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth. To schedule a dental implants consultation at the office, call Fantastic Smiles or use the online booking tool today.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that Dr. Koser surgically inserts into your jawbone. With implants, your prosthetic teeth have excellent support and won’t slip or slide around inside your mouth. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, implants are a highly effective option available to you. Your new teeth will look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Whether you’re missing one tooth, multiple, or an entire set of top or bottom teeth, implants can help restore and enhance your smile.
Getting dental implants typically requires at least two visits to Fantastic Smiles. At your first visit, Dr. Koser and the team take comprehensive digital scans to evaluate your teeth. Then, she performs oral surgery to strategically place the implant.
You’ll be placed under a general anesthesia so that you feel no discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Koser uses a special dental drill to insert the implant directly into your jawbone. Your jaw will need time to heal and fully integrate the implant. This process, which is called “osseointegration,” may take several months.
If you’re missing an entire set of top or bottom teeth, Dr. Koser is a certified provider of All-On-Four®, an innovative implant restoration system comprising just four implants that can support an entire set of top or bottom teeth.
Once your jawbone is fully healed, you’ll return to the office to have your permanent restoration attached to your implant. That may be a crown or a bridge.
Dental implants drastically improve your appearance by filling gaps in your smile. However, the benefits aren’t limited to cosmetic rewards. By replacing missing teeth, you also prevent harmful tooth shifting.
When you’re missing teeth, the neighboring teeth tend to shift into the empty spaces, causing misalignment. Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean and increase your risk of decay and periodontal disease. Luckily, implants combat tooth shifting and promote solid oral health.
As long as you take excellent care of your implants, they should last you a lifetime. Just make sure to brush and floss like you would with natural teeth in order to keep them clean and healthy. Don’t forget to maintain regular visits to the office so that Dr. Koser can monitor your implants over time and make minor adjustments as needed.
If you’re curious about dental implants, call the office today or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation.