Dental Implants Restoration at College Square Dental
When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, you have several options. In the past, Dr. Derrico may have suggested a bridge, denture, or partial denture, and while these options are still viable, none can compare to the aesthetics, stability, and function of a dental implant.
A dental implant is composed of a titanium cylinder that is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. Once the implant is healed and integrated into the bone, it can support an implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture.
The advantages of implants are many. They can:
- Replace a missing tooth without involving adjacent teeth as a bridge does
- Stabilize full dentures
- Replace multiple teeth with implant-supported bridges versus partial dentures
- Replace full removable dentures with fixed bridgework for the upper or lower jaw
Dr. Derrico works with two outstanding surgeons and a cutting-edge dental laboratory so that they can provide an outstanding outcome for your implant treatment. Combining the knowledge of both an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a periodontist gives us the flexibility to coordinate your care for predictable results and superior comfort. Good communication is essential between our office, and your surgeon.
Despite the very high success rate and predictability, implants, like teeth, can develop inflammation or infection resulting in bone loss. If not properly taken care of, the final result can be the loss of the implant just like the loss of a tooth in a similar circumstance. The care for an implant is simple: brush and floss every day and visit our Lisle, IL dental office for twice-yearly checkups and cleanings. It's simple insurance for a great investment.
Deciding whether an implant is the right choice for your oral health is a big decision, and one we want you to be fully informed of. During your free implant consultation at College Square Dental, Dr. Derrico will explain the purpose of an implant, the process of getting an implant, the eventual restoration, and the timeframe involved. We will also explain the cost and, when necessary, will work out a financial plan that meets both your budget and your dental needs.