Benefits of Dental Implants
For patients with missing teeth, dental implants can really make a difference and transform their lives. In contrast to traditional approaches to tooth loss, dental implants are permanent, highly effective, natural-looking, and have a high success rate.
Dental implants are a quick and easy way to fill gaps in between your teeth and restore your smile. Whether you’re missing one tooth or multiple teeth in an arch, you can rely on implant placement by Dr. John Conness to renew your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts, also known as fixtures or screws, that are surgically placed in the patient’s jaw. During the placement procedure, Dr. Conness and his team will create a small hole in the jawbone and inserts the post. After a recovery period, you’ll return to our office for abutment and porcelain crown placement.
Dental implants are durable, permanent, and natural-looking prosthetic teeth that restore the patient’s complete oral function and help keep the mouth healthy. By replacing missing teeth and stimulating bone health, dental implants help patients regain health and confidence in their smiles.
Each step taken in the dental implant process is designed to maximize security, stability, and overall health of the smile. The entire procedure is completed in our Ottawa office and is performed by Dr. Conness with the help of his highly skilled team.
What Is the Dental Implant Process?
The dental implant process consists of three steps including the insertion of the titanium post, the osseointegration period, and the attachment of the crown.
The first step of the dental implant process is the surgical procedure that will place the post into the jawbone, setting the foundation for the rest of the implant. Secondly, the screw will be given time to heal for a period of time in a process called osseointegration.
This time period is crucial as it gives the implant time to bond with the jawbone. Lastly, once the implant has healed, Dr. Conness will place the abutment, a screw connecting the implants, and mount the crown as the finishing touch.
Am I a Dental Implant Candidate?
Successful dental implant candidates must have a healthy mouth in order to qualify for implant placement. Although dental implants have a great success rate, they won’t thrive in a mouth plagued with disease. In order for the implants to successfully fuse with the jaw, patients must have healthy teeth and gums.
Although some patients aren’t immediately eligible for treatment, Dr. Conness offers supplementary treatments in order to help patients become the perfect candidate for dental implants. However, if he determines that you still do not qualify, don’t lose hope, you may still be eligible for other types of treatment.
Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Patients who are considering dental implant surgery are bound to have a lot of questions. If your questions are not in the FAQs, feel free to shoot us a message and ask us online. The more you know about what to expect from the dental implant procedure, the more confident you’ll be going into your own surgery. Contact our office in Ottawa, Illinois to make an appointment or ask questions!
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How does osseointegration relate to the implant process?
As the patient, you may not know that it’s happening, but during your healing phase, the titanium fixture is fusing to your bone so they will form a solid foundation for the rest of the implant. This amazing process is known as osseointegration, and it singlehandedly enables prosthetic limbs and teeth to be surgically attached to patients who need them.
Contact Our Ottawa Dental Office
If you’re considering investing in dental implants and think this is the right choice for you, contact Dr. Conness in Ottawa for a no-obligation consultation. Dr. Conness will conduct a thorough evaluation of your mouth and determine whether you qualify for treatment. Together, you can move forward in making a decision about your oral health.
Our dedicated team is also on hand to help answer any additional questions you may have about implant placement and the procedure. If you believe dental implants are the solution for you, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!