What Can I Expect After Dental Implant Treatment?

What Can I Expect After Dental Implant Treatment?

Placing dental implants and replacement teeth is a surgical procedure that is usually conducted in several stages. Typically, the process begins with the actual implant cylinder being implanted in the jawbone. After healing, an abutment is placed on the implant. Lastly, the artificial tooth, also known as a crown or implant prosthesis, is secured to the abutment. Following surgery, some degree of discomfort can be expected. Patients may experience swelling of the face and gums, bruising of the skin and gums, minor bleeding and pain at the implant site. These effects are usually minor and usually subside relatively quickly following surgery. Your Chicago dental implant specialist may instruct you to eat only soft foods for the first few days following surgery and...

What are the Different Types of Dental Implants? Fairfax Dental Implants

What are the Different Types of Dental Implants? Fairfax Dental Implants

What are the Different Types of Dental Implants? Dental implants are fabricated tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jaw provide secure support for a replacement bridge or tooth. Implants are a great option for people who have lost a tooth due to trauma, gum disease or other reasons. One of the major advantages of dental implants over traditional bridgework is that implants save more of the original teeth. Instead of relying on neighboring teeth for support, artificial replacement teeth use a dental implant. Natural-looking, durable and secure, dental implants are so comfortable that you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Dental implants are often an important component of a dental or smile makeover. The Three Types of Dental Implants Endosteal dental...

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are often an aesthetically pleasing, durable and effective solution for restoring the oral health of people who have lost teeth due to trauma or decay. The custom-made implants not only restore the function and look of a smile, but they can also reduce the risk of further tooth loss by stopping the remaining natural teeth from shifting toward the missing tooth’s space and causing a misaligned bite. Dental implants also do not require removing or changing the neighboring teeth, allowing patients to keep their healthy teeth intact. A good candidate for dental implants is in good overall health and has healthy gums. People who seek dental implants to replace missing or damaged teeth also should have strong bone density in the jaw. Bone density...

Dental Implants Are the Long Term Answer

Dental Implants Are the Long Term Answer

Every American has heard about George Washington’s trials and tribulations with unhealthy teeth and their wooden replacements, and some have even seen them preserved in the museum. President Washington never smiled, because of his teeth. He was the most high-ranking individual of the country at that time, yet could not enjoy the benefits of functioning teeth. His teeth affected his quality of life. In contrast, the dental techniques of today offer various alternatives for replacing teeth, as detailed in other chapters, so suffering is unnecessary. One alternative still resembles a modern version of Washington’s teeth, known as a denture, and still affects the quality of life today. There is a better alternative. Patients with loose, ill-fitting dentures that...

To Keep or Not To Keep Every Tooth, That is the Question

To Keep or Not To Keep Every Tooth, That is the Question (When it is not a good idea to keep your own teeth)   As you may have discovered, dentistry today is practiced differently than even ten years ago.  The profession has entered an era of research and technological advances, now evaluating oral care from the perspective of overall health.  This perspective tries to address one’s physical discomfort as well as overall systemic compromises, plus their emotional attitude about their appearance and financial constraints.  It’s about one’s quality of life. Our office makes every attempt to save each and every tooth, but maintains a long-term focus in these decisions.  We never remove a tooth because it is the easiest or least expensive option.  Removal...

Learn about the Benefits of Dental Implants

For people who hide their smile due to having broken, inflected or damaged teeth, dental implants can potentially provide people with a solution to help them again to have that healthy bright smile. A great smile will improve your quality of life, the way you look, talk and of course, smile. As a leading Chicago Implant Dentist, Dr. Anil Agarwal with Winterset Dental Care, serving the greater Chicago, Illinois area for over 25 years, discusses solutions and provides the latest in dental implant treatments and technology. His award winning implant dentistry has made his practice a leading one for both the  Chicago and Orland Park areas. About The Author Dr. Anil Agarwal is an award winning Prosthodontist in Orland Park, Illinois. Connect with him on...