Dental Implants in Naperville, IL
Are You Missing One or More Teeth? Having Trouble With Your Dentures?
Dental Implants Are for You!
An implant is an artificial tooth root, most commonly a small, titanium post. These can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth and even to secure a denture. It is supported by the jaw bone and once a crown or bridge is placed on top of the implant, it resembles a tooth or a group of teeth (that were previously missing). An implant looks and feels like a natural tooth. When you replace missing teeth with implant(s), you can chew as if you had a natural set of teeth!
We are experienced in placing both traditional and mini implants and would be happy to discuss the best option for replacing your missing teeth.
Benefits of Dr. Brown’s Dental Implants:
- Can help you eat, smile, and speak with renewed confidence
- Less healing time
- Placed using a simple, gentle, non-surgical approach
- Affordable – less than half the cost of old, conventional-style implants
- Can be placed to anchor dentures or cemented crowns & bridges
- Can help to preserve bone & facial appearance
Have your implants placed in the morning and enjoy your favorite meal that same evening!
How Can Implants Help Me If I Wear Dentures?
If you have loose, uncomfortable dentures, stabilizing them with mini implants can be an excellent solution. The denture is held in place by narrow implants that have been placed in the jaw. The denture snaps onto the implants in your jaw, keeping the denture secure in your mouth, but allowing you to remove it when necessary.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures Retained by Implants?
- Stabilize dentures (they will never fall out)
- Chew all types of foods again and talk more easily without your dentures falling out!
- Easier to clean
- Prevents bone loss
- Retains your facial contour (dentures distort it)
- More natural-looking smile
- Gain your confidence back
When Is an Implant the Best Choice?
An implant is not always the best solution for filling in missing teeth. To determine whether or not an implant is right for you, we analyze your adjacent teeth, the health of your gums, and the strength of your bone. Consult our office today to see if it is the best option for you. Everyone’s situation and health are different.
How Long Do Implants Last?
Implant failures are rare. They tend to last many years and of course need to be properly taken care of. This also depends on the person’s overall health and wellness.
How Long Is the Process to Receive an Implant?
Because there are different types of implants, receiving an implant can take anywhere from a few weeks to months depending on the health of your bones and other factors. If an extraction is needed, then additional time is needed for your gums to heal before placing the implant. Again, because each person’s health and dental situation is different, it is best to come in for a consult to assess what type of implant would be best for you and how long it will take.
What Is the Process of Dental Implants?
If Dr. Brown or Dr. Huguelet decide an implant is the right option for you, and your jaw, bone, and gum health is carefully assessed, then an impression is needed of your mouth. At your second appointment, the implant post is placed in your mouth (after numbing the area). Immediately, a crown or restoration is placed on top of the implant root.
When I Am Waiting for My Implant, Will I Have to Wait Without Teeth?
We will always make sure you are comfortable with your smile – even if that means giving you a temporary solution if you have to wait for your real implant.
Will My Insurance Cover Implants?
Everyone’s insurance plan is different. Sometimes implants are covered and sometimes just a percentage. Our office’s financial team are experts in helping you maximize your insurance and find the best option to meet your personal needs. We are more than happy to research your insurance and confirm your patient portion for you.
Do You Offer Payment Plans to Help Pay for Implants?
Read about our Care Credit option for financing dental treatment.