Dental Implants

Glenview Dental ImplantBefore the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.

Dental implants are synthetic structures placed in the tooth’s area normally occupied by the root. They are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can also be used to attach dentures.

Family Dental can utilize a 3D CT scan to develop treatment plans and perform everything from the most common single-tooth dental implant to the extraction of all broken-down teeth and replacement with the “All-on-Four” dental implant system. Family Dental is the clear choice for All-On-Four treatment. Dr.Cullinan and Dr.Haralampopoulos provide personalized attention in a compassionate manner. We are most definitely NOT a “dental factory” where the patient’s needs and desires get lost in the mix. If you require extensive dental work, please consider us!

Are Dental Implants right for you?

Dental Implants Glenview

However, only some people are candidates for dental implants. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and a robust immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.

Dental implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.

Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for a dental implant and place the dental implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.

Because dental implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to prevent infection after the procedure.

Like any restoration, dental implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure their long-term durability.

For more information on Dental Implants in the Glenview, IL area, contact Family Dental by filling out our Contact Form or calling (847) 998-1281 today!