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The Dental Implants Process

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Getting dental implants is a big life change that will improve not only your smile but your oral health as well. You may not realize that having missing teeth can cause your teeth to shift. This can cause bone loss that may lead to loss of your other teeth. The dental implants process is a very routine, straightforward procedure that will leave you smiling your best smile once again.

Removing the Damaged Tooth

If you still have the tooth that needs replacement, then the first step is to have that tooth extracted. After we extract the tooth, we prepare your gums for the implant. We place a metal post in the spot where the implant will go. This post takes the place of the tooth root, and it is what makes dental implants so secure. You see, dentures sit on top of the gum, but dental implants actually mimic a natural tooth, from the root to the crown.

The jaw bone heals around the post, which anchors it to your jaw. The length of the healing process varies, depending on your health and your age. Once healed, we attach what is known as an abutment to the post, which is where we attach the dental crown.

Completing the Process

After the healing period, the placement of the abutment, and the healing of the soft tissue, we make a mold of your teeth to shape and tailor your new restoration – often a crown or dental bridge – to the size and shape of your other teeth. Once crafted, we place the new tooth and the process is complete. From beginning to end, getting a dental implant can take several months, with the dental work done in stages. You’ll spend much of this time healing and waiting for the growth of new bone in your jaw.

After the procedure, you can care for your new dental implant like you would your other natural teeth. This includes flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups. If you have any questions about your specific timeline for getting a dental implant, call our office today for a consultation!

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.