What are Dental Implants?

By Colonial Dental Group
September 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants have given patients new confidence in the appearance, feel and function of their smiles.  They are a reliable and dental implantspermanent solution for missing teeth with a 98% success rate according to a study by the American Association of Endodontists.  Generally, after an implant has been placed and healed, it will need to be restored with an implant crown.  This service is available from our Glenview, IL dentists Dr. Alexander Quezada and Dr. David B. Lewis, Jr. at Colonial Dental Group, Ltd.

What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small device made of titanium that is designed to merge with the bone tissue that keeps your teeth anchored.  It’s a reliable solution for one or more missing teeth.  Once an implant has been integrated into the bone and has been checked for stability, it can then support a permanent implant crown which is a replacement for your natural tooth.  Surgery is needed to insert the implant and then it takes several months for it to set in place.

Why Dental Implants?
Patients choose dental implants because they want their smiles to be restored permanently after tooth loss. No one wants to go through life with missing teeth, and thanks to dental implants no one has to. Some patients who have chosen partial dentures or bridges aren’t happy with them and want a better solution. Implants can last a lifetime, but they sometimes need follow up and restoration by a skilled dentist.

Restoring Dental Implants
Dr.’s Alexander Quezada and David B. Lewis, Jr. are dentists at Colonial Dental Group, Ltd. in Glenview, IL who specialize in restoring dental implants.  If you are having an issue with an existing implant, it’s possible that the doctors can repair the problem.  Sometimes dental implants need to be repaired for the following reasons:
-An injury can damage the crown or the abutment.
-Bruxism (clenching and grinding) can also cause damage to the implant.
-Gum disease can also compromise the stability of the implant and it’s possible that periodontal therapy may be needed before the implant can be repaired.

Have Your Dental Implant Checked
If you feel that there may be something wrong with your dental implant, call Dr.’s Alexander Quezada or David B. Lewis, Jr. at Colonial Dental Group to schedule a consultation visit.  Having your new implant restored or your existing implant repaired may help restore your confidence in your smile.