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Dental Implants South Loop

Residents of Chicago’s South Loop who are missing teeth have a variety of options for treatment. Among the most permanent and most functional option to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant. Dental implants mimic real teeth in both esthetics and function. In fact, modern-day dental implants are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant restoration has two components: the dental implant and the crown. These two components give one back their tooth. The implant is a titanium root-form fixture that is placed in the jawbone. Titanium is a biocompatible material and will become one with the jawbone. The implant serves as the root of the tooth that is missing. The crown is the component of the dental implant that resembles your natural teeth. Crowns are often made from porcelain or a similar material that mimics the look and function of a real tooth closely. Crowns are custom made to match your bite and colored to look the same as the rest of your teeth.

Who Are Candidates For Dental Implants?

Nearly everyone is candidate for dental implants. To receive implants, you must ideally have healthy gums and adequate bone that will support the implant. If your bone is too thin and you are unable to support an implant, a bone graft is required. If there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, you may require additionally treatment to avoid your sinuses.

How Do I Maintain My Implants?

Patients can ensure the success of their implants by maintaining them properly. Making your implant last will require some effort on your behalf. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and flossing once a day. If you are a smoker—quit. Smoking significantly diminishes oral health and can have adverse effects on your dental implant. Most importantly, though, visit your dentist frequently to make sure that your implant is in good condition.

Where Can I Get Dental Implants?

Residents in Downtown Chicago, South Loop Chicago, or the greater Chicago area u can get dental implants at the office of South Loop Dental Specialists, located conveniently on 9th and Wabash. Our experienced doctors have placed thousands of dental implants and understand the technical precision and expertise that the procedure requires. We will make sure that you understand the entire process—beginning to end—before beginning treatment. Schedule an appointment to consult one of our dental specialists today.

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South Loop Dental Specialists

850 South Wabash, Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60605