If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Yoodong Moon may recommend dental implants in Palatine, Illinois. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration, like a dental crown. The implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it will act as replacement tooth roots. the restoration will act as a replacement tooth. Dental implants are designed to fuse with your bone, so they become permanent. They will look and function like your natural teeth.
To restore your lost tooth, the titanium implant post is placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth. During the healing process, which may take from 6 to 12 weeks, the jawbone will grow around the implant post. This anchors it securely in the jaw. Once the jawbone has healed, an abutment (a small connector post) is attached to the implant to hold your replacement tooth. Impressions will be made of your teeth and a model will be created of your bite so that your dental restoration can be constructed. When it is ready, the dental restoration is connected to the abutment.
We encourage you to contact Precision Dental Partners today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentist.