Dental Implants Grayslake, IL

How Dental Implants work to Restore the Smile

Are you faced with tooth loss? Do you want a strong, durable, and long-lasting tooth replacement option? Dr. Rey Martinez of Advanced Dental Arts welcomes patients in and around the community of Grayslake, IL to schedule a consultation appointment to discuss dental implants.

Dental implants explained

Dental implants are a primary solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. These restorations are made of titanium metal and are placed during oral surgery into the bone of the mouth, specifically the upper or lower jaw. They are then restored over the top with specific restorations such as:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

Dental implants are the standard in tooth replacement and can be a wonderful option for patients seeking permanency with a no-fuss solution.

Placement of dental implants

After patients have visited with the staff at Advanced Dental Arts and have been determined to be appropriate candidates for implants, a series of x-rays are performed so the dentist can prepare for the placement of these restorations. It is important to make note of sinus cavities which can affect placement. Oral surgery is performed with proper anesthetics and sedation, during which the dentist creates a hole in the jaw bone for the implant to be placed. The gum tissue is sutured, and the area allowed to heal over the course of several weeks, sometimes months. This allows osseointegration to occur—the growth of bone to solidify the dental implant in place. Afterwards, the implant is restored depending on the needs of the patient. A single tooth may be achieved by placing a dental crown over the abutment of the dental implant, while several teeth may be replaced by using the dental implant to support a dental bridge or a full denture.

Schedule a visit to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants.

Dr. Rey Martinez and his staff at Advanced Dental Arts have committed their practice to help patients in achieving beautiful, fully-functional smiles. If you want to learn more about candidacy for dental implants, we encourage you to book a visit by calling (847) 223-5200 and seeing the dentist at 18931 West Washington, Suite 300 in Grayslake, IL.