Dental Implants Specialist

Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore

Prosthodontics & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Glenview, IL

Periodontal disease, accidents, and age are all unfortunate reasons why you might lose your teeth. In any case, Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore in Glenview, Illinois, is the best place to get durable dental implants. Howard Jeon, DMD, an experienced maxillofacial prosthodontist, treats cases ranging from mild to highly challenging. Don’t hesitate to book your dental implant consultation by phone or online at Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are an intriguing option for tooth replacement when you can’t save your natural teeth. Put simply, they’re small titanium shafts that screw into your jawbone to act as a sturdy foundation for dental prosthetics like crowns, bridges, and even overdentures.

At Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore Dr. Jeon is a celebrated expert in the branch of implant dentistry. He has taught hundreds of his peers from all over the world to perfect the art of implant dentistry. His patients’ dental implants look, feel, and function exactly like their original teeth. 

How can I find out if I am a candidate for dental implants?

After learning about what implants are and how they work, many men and women who have lost one or more teeth are intrigued and want to know if they’re a candidate. 

To help the team decide if you’re a candidate to safely undergo the lengthy process of getting dental implants, they sit down with you for a one-on-one consultation and evaluation.

Your consultation appointment is very thorough and consists of several steps. It includes:

  • A discussion of your health history
  • A physical dental examination
  • A radiographic examination
  • Questions and answers about the procedure
  • Insurance coverage and benefits discussion

All of these factors come into play as you and the team decide whether implants are right for you. They must look not only at your teeth but also your underlying jawbone to make sure it’s strong enough to hold and fuse with your metal implants permanently.

How does dental implant surgery work?

Dental implant surgery involves two separate surgical procedures for most patients. They’re spaced a few months apart, so you must be sure that you can commit to such a process before you start. 

During the first procedure, your provider makes an incision in your gums, removes the remainder of your missing tooth, and screws the implant into place in the exposed bone. 

Your healing time after this part depends on several factors, like the strength of your bone and your overall health. 

Over the course of 3-6 months, your bone fuses with the titanium implant. You wear temporary prosthetics and eat soft foods during this time, as the team at Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore designs and creates your custom permanent appliance. 

During the second surgery, your provider makes another incision in your gums to expose the healed implant. They place a healing collar around it, and after two weeks, they attach posts to the implants to hold in your new prosthetics. 

To discuss the dental implant process in-depth and see if you’re a candidate, call Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore or reserve an appointment online today.