Dental implants are a beautiful, long lasting, and completely natural-looking solution for missing teeth. At Faber Dental Arts in Shorewood and Ottawa, Illinois, modern-day dental implants are the preferred choice for tooth replacement and loose dentures.
Single Tooth Implant
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. They serve as anchors for the attachment of replacement teeth, crowns, and partial or full dentures. Unlike dentures, there is no problem with slippage, so you can eat, speak, laugh and smile with confidence. Studies show that most people are overwhelmingly happy with their dental implants. Dental implants are both comfortable and convenient.
Besides which, dental implants can make you look younger, filling out your face for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Our dentists have the advanced training to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants by examining your teeth, gums, and jawbone. They will check for signs of gum disease and decay. X-rays and CT scans will be taken to determine the health of your teeth, gums, and the availability of bone.
It may take up to six months for your bone to fuse with the implant, however your dental implants can last a lifetime with good oral health care.
The best permanent replacement for a single tooth with root damage is an implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions like a natural tooth, providing lifelong stability, with an excellent esthetic result.
A fixed bridge anchored to implants offers more stability and function than traditional dentures. If you have several teeth missing, you might benefit most from this type of implant, which provides a stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want, preserves your facial appearance, and prevents bone loss.
At one time there were very few options for patients with extensive tooth damage and missing teeth. Fortunately, advanced dental techniques such as partials and dentures with added implants have far surpassed conventional dentures. By adding implants to partial dentures, patients enjoy stable, natural looking, fully functioning dentures. Our patients can chew, speak and laugh without worrying about slippage or messy creams to hold their dentures in place.
Ideal for patients who have either lost all their teeth or have extensive dental damage, full arch and fixed bridge dental implants are designed with 4-8 implants and a dental bridge or a fixed dental bridge. (A good example of this would be upper and lower implant that is stabilized and supported by a bridge.) These kinds of implants allow you to eat normally, offering a strong and stable dental solution that will last a lifetime.
Same day implants are a set of four implants that permanently replace your entire set of upper or lower teeth. Often the best option for patients with significant tooth loss and/or decay, and for people who may not be a candidate for other dental implants due to an insufficient availability of jaw bone.
At Faber Dental Arts, we work with implant specialists to design and construct a dental solution that fits your unique needs. Please note that while the implants require only a day to add, the total rehabilitation can last up to 12 months. This allows the bone to replace the natural root structures and meld properly with the underlying bone.
Dental implants can provide long-lasting comfort and a beautiful smile for those who have cracked, missing, or crooked teeth, ill-fitting dentures, or other serious oral health conditions. Ask one of our doctors to recommend which dental implants are best for you! Visit our Smile Gallery to see a few examples of the beautiful results created at Faber Dental Arts.For an appointment, call us in Shorewood, IL at (815) 725-8170 or Ottawa, IL (815) 433-1242 today!