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Dental Implants – Channahon, IL

Lifelike, Dazzling New Teeth

If you’re not satisfied how bridges or dentures feel and function in your mouth, you can talk to us about getting dental implants as an alternative. During a complimentary consultation, we can check your mouth and decide whether you’re a good candidate for dental implant surgery. If you are, you’ll be able to experience the full benefits of new teeth supported by dental implants in Channahon, IL.

Why Choose Grand Dental - Channahon for Dental Implants?

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are made out of biocompatible material that slowly fuses with the jawbone after being surgically placed in your mouth. A small metal connector piece called an abutment is attached to the implant after the rest of the mouth has healed in order to hold a bridge, crown, or denture in place.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of dental implants in Channahon

At Grand Dental – Channahon, our team often recommends dental implants for replacement for a variety of reasons. When it comes to prosthetics, no other options can compare to the overwhelming, long-lasting functionality of dental implants. The benefits of dental implants in Channahon cannot be overlooked and merit further consideration. The following are just some of the advantages you can enjoy with this replacement choice.

Day-to-Day Benefits

Benefits of dental implants in Channahon

  • Freedom and ability to eat – Slippage is a common problem with dentures, but dental implants are secure because of osseointegration, which provides stability for a stronger bite. As a result, eating and chewing foods of all kinds is possible.
  • Improved oral health – While traditional dentures involve relying on additional products, i.e., denture cleanser, to keep your replacement teeth clean, dental implants in Channahon require the same products and care as natural teeth—a toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, and dental floss—to reduce the risk of gum disease.
  • Higher quality of life – Denture-wearers frequently complain about the insecurity of their false teeth; however, those with dental implants don’t have this problem. Instead, they have more confidence when speaking, eating, and smiling.

Health Benefits

Benefits of dental implants in Channahon

  • Protecting existing tooth structures – When placing a dental bridge, existing tooth enamel must be removed, but our implant dentist in Channahon can put an implant in the appropriate socket, which keeps healthy teeth intact.
  • More jawbone stimulation – After tooth loss, the jawbone deteriorates over time; however, dental implants continue to stimulate the bone when you chew or bite down, leading to better oral health in the long run.
  • Teeth remain in place – When one or more gaps are not replaced, the remaining natural teeth can shift out of alignment. Dental implants prevent this from happening and ensure that your teeth stay beautifully straight.

Long-Term Benefits

Benefits of dental implants in Channahon

  • High success rate of placement– When performed properly, dental implant surgery has a success rate of 95%. Even after 10 years, this rate remains high at 90%, given that a person maintains their smile as instructed.
  • Long-lasting dental implants – At most, dentures and dental bridges may last up to 10 years, at which point they need to be replaced. Dental implants can go more than 30 years!
  • Lower cost in the long run – At the beginning, dental implants do cost more. However, in 10, 20, or even 30 years, these prosthetics can save you money because they do not require frequent replacement and adjustments like traditional dentures and bridges.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Man's smile compared with dental implant tooth replacement shades during consultation

We offer complimentary implant consultations for anyone who might need to replace their teeth in the near future. Ideal implant candidates have good oral hygiene habits, do not have oral health issues or problems with their immune system, and have enough jawbone density to support the implants. If there are any problems, we can address them before starting the process.

Aniamted dentalimplant supported dental crown

Missing Single Tooth

To replace one tooth, we can take a dental implant, surgically place it in the gap, and then attach a beautiful dental crown.

Animateddental implant supported fixed bridge

Missing Multiple Teeth

Using a pair of implants to support a dental bridge lets us replace many teeth at once without having to make any alterations to the enamel you still have.

Animated dental implant supported denture

Missing All Teeth / Implant Retained Dentures

It takes around four to eight dental implants to secure a full denture in place so that it doesn’t slip. Since the jawbone is preserved, implant dentures typically don’t lose their fit like traditional dentures.

Start-to-Finish Convenience

Animated dental implant supported dental crown placement

Are you expecting to have to visit a separate dental office at some point during the implant process? That’s not a problem at Grand Dental in Channahon, where our periodontist can place the implants before your regular dentist designs, crafts, and places the restoration that you’ll use for biting and chewing.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental lab technician crafting replacement teeth

What additional steps are required during the implant process? How many implants are needed? Will you get normal implants or mini-implants? What does the treatment timeline look like? We can answer these questions while forming your treatment plan so that you can start making the necessary financial arrangements as soon as possible.

Dental Implant FAQs

Female dental patient with dental implants in Channahon, IL

The process of getting dental implants can last several months, which is why it is important for patients to feel like they are fully prepared before they commit to the treatment. The following FAQs cover some of the inquiries that our team has heard particularly often from patients who were still trying to decide whether dental implants were right for them. We are always ready to answer any questions you might have about the implant process.

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

Many people find that having dental implants placed is not nearly as uncomfortable as they expected. For one thing, there are not many nerve endings in the jawbone to begin with, and the mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic beforehand in any case. Furthermore, in many cases patients are sedated before dental implant placement, which further reduces the body’s ability to register pain.

Once surgery is complete and the numbness in the mouth has worn off, most patients experience some level of discomfort for a few days, but they can typically manage it with a prescribed or over the counter pain medication. It is recommended to call the dentist if discomfort worsens instead of improving after two or three days.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

The success rate of dental implants is 95%; as such, the procedure is considered extremely safe. Before an implant dentist starts planning the surgery, they will evaluate the mouth and jawbone for signs of potential complications, such as low bone density and gum disease. Addressing these issues ahead of time can make dental implant surgery safer. An implant dentist also needs to confirm the presence of diabetes, cancer, or other medical conditions that might complicate implant surgery or the healing process so that they can be addressed properly.

What Causes Dental Implants to Fail?

Dental implant failure is very rare; most patients can safely expect their implant posts to last for decades as long as they continue to give them proper care. However, failure is still a possibility, and it generally occurs due to peri-implantitis or failed osseointegration. Peri-implantitis is a type of gum disease that forms around implant posts as a result of poor oral hygiene. Failed osseointegration means that the post does not form a bond with the jawbone, which can happen if there was not enough bone density to begin with. There are other factors for dental implant failure as well, such as teeth grinding and tobacco use.

What is the Right Age for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are not recommended unless the patient’s jaw is fully developed because the post could potentially interfere with bone development. Implants are thus usually not placed in patients younger than 18. Young adults should have their jaws evaluated to make sure that dental implants are a viable option. There is no upper age limit for implant surgery, but older patients are more likely to have health conditions that can interfere with the success of the treatment.

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