Permanently Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best solution for replacing missing teeth. These small titanium posts are surgically placed in the jaw to replace lost tooth roots and support restorations. They can also protect your overall oral health by preventing the jawbone atrophy that occurs in the absence of tooth roots. In fact, they are the only restorative solution that provides this important advantage.
At the office of Robert W. Hessberger, D.D.S., we place and restore dental implants to give you a balanced, functional, and beautiful smile. To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, contact our Chicago, IL, office today.
About Dental Implants
Implants are small, biocompatible titanium posts that act as anchors for dental restorations. Your dentist will surgically position them in your jaw to provide outstanding support for your crowns or dentures. Following placement, the implants become permanently fused to the bone in a process called osseointegration.
In many cases, Dr. Hessberger will place implants here in the office, but if you have complex needs, he may refer you to a local oral surgeon. Placing implants typically requires two surgeries. During the first, the dentist will place the implants in the jaw, and stitch the gums closed over the surgical site as the implant and bone become fused. We will provide you with all the information you need to ensure a comfortable recovery period.
Once your bone and gums have healed, and the implants have become a permanent part of your jaw, you will have a second surgery, in which Dr. Hessberger will attach abutment pieces to the posts. Next, he can restore your implants with a crown, bridge, or denture, which will be crafted by our trusted partner lab. Their technicians will craft your restoration using beautiful, durable materials that will blend seamlessly with your smile.