Seamless Dental Implants
Are you struggling with missing or damaged teeth, longing for the confidence to smile freely? At New Image Dental, we’re dedicated to restoring your smile and confidence. Led by Dr. Brian J. Fitz, our skilled team provides top-notch dental implant solutions. Our expertise extends to patients in Streamwood, Arlington Heights, Evanston, and the greater Chicago area. With dental implants, you can regain a beautiful smile and the ability to speak, chew, and live without reservations.
Understanding Dental Implants
A dental implant is a cutting-edge dental restoration anchored to a titanium post, seamlessly replacing both the tooth and its root. Beyond aesthetic benefits, dental implants contribute to overall health by promoting robust jawbone growth and shielding against gum disease.
At New Image Dental, we employ natural-looking dental implants to replace any number of missing teeth. This durable, long-lasting restoration enables you to savor your favorite foods, speak clearly, and radiate confidence.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Choosing dental implants brings a multitude of benefits:
- Prevents Bone Loss: Dental implants combat resorption, safeguarding against jawbone deterioration that occurs in the absence of tooth roots.
- Natural Feel and Function: Implants seamlessly integrate with your natural teeth, allowing for normal eating, chewing, brushing, and flossing.
- Stability for Adjacent Teeth: Prevents neighboring teeth from shifting, averting potential dental complications.
- Gum Disease Prevention: Fills gaps left by missing teeth, reducing the risk of gum infections.
- Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, offering a long-term solution for your smile.
- Cavity-Free Restoration: While maintenance is similar to natural teeth, implants are impervious to cavities.
Our Implant Solutions
At New Image Dental, we offer a range of cutting-edge implant solutions tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, or several teeth, or need a full arch restoration, our comprehensive implant services ensure you regain full functionality and a natural-looking smile.
When replacing a single missing tooth, our single-implant solution provides a permanent and aesthetically pleasing option. A titanium post is securely implanted into the jawbone, serving as a sturdy foundation for a custom-made dental crown. This solution restores your smile promotes healthy jawbone growth and preserves neighboring teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
For those missing multiple teeth or an entire arch, our implant-supported dentures offer an exceptional solution. These dentures are securely anchored to strategically placed dental implants, providing unparalleled stability and comfort. No more worries about slipping or discomfort while enjoying your favorite foods or engaging in social activities.
Our All-on-4 implant solution revolutionizes full arch restoration. This innovative technique allows for the attachment of an entire arch of teeth to just four precisely placed dental implants. The result is a secure and lifelike set of teeth that functions just like natural ones. This option minimizes the need for bone grafting and provides a quicker path to a fully restored smile.
The Dental Implants Process
Embarking on your journey to dental implants is a straightforward process at our Streamwood office. Dr. Fitz and our team will guide you through the following steps:
- Initial Consultation: We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation, address any queries, and customize a treatment plan tailored to your smile goals.
- Tooth Extraction and Implant Placement: If necessary, we’ll perform a tooth extraction and place the implant. You’ll experience minimal discomfort due to local anesthesia.
- Abutment Placement: Once the implant stabilizes, an abutment is affixed, connecting the implant to your personalized dental restoration.
- Permanent Crown: After your gums heal, Dr. Fitz will securely attach your restoration, providing you with a functional and beautiful smile.
Dental Implant Candidacy
To qualify for dental implants, you should have:
- Good Health and Medical History: Evaluation of general health and medical background.
- Adequate Jawbone Density: Sufficient bone density to support the implant and facilitate osseointegration.
- Healthy Gums: Absence of active gum disease or untreated gum issues.
- Commitment to Oral Hygiene: Willingness to maintain regular oral hygiene practices post-implant surgery.
- Non-Smoker or Willingness to Quit: Being a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking for optimal implant success.
- Realistic Expectations: Understanding that dental implants require time for proper integration and may not provide instant results.
These criteria are essential in determining whether a patient is a suitable candidate for dental implants. If you have questions or concerns about your eligibility, consult our Streamwood, IL office for personalized guidance by calling (630) 837-0887.
Frequently Asked Questions
While some soreness may follow the procedure, the actual implantation process is as comfortable as possible. Our team takes great care to ensure that you’re adequately numbed before any work begins. Any lingering discomfort can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain relief options.
Following the procedure, you will be provided with comprehensive aftercare instructions tailored to your specific situation. Once your implants have healed, treat them like your natural teeth. This includes regular brushing twice a day, daily flossing, and attending biannual dental check-ups to ensure their ongoing health and functionality.
Typically, dental implants are considered a restorative procedure and are partially covered by dental insurance plans. To get a clear understanding of your specific coverage, it’s recommended to reach out to your insurance provider.
The initial healing phase typically spans a few weeks, during which the soft tissues around the implant site mend. However, the complete osseointegration process, where the implant fully fuses with the jawbone, may extend over several months.
Experience Lasting Smile Restoration at New Image Dental
For over 30 years, Dr. Brian J. Fitz has been transforming smiles in Streamwood, IL. Curious about dental implants? Call (630) 837-0887 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. Let us help you rediscover your radiant smile!