Dental Implants in Northbrook IL
Do you need dental implants in Northbrook, IL? Dr. Schlesinger has extensive expertise in dental implants, which are synthetic structures anchored to the jawbone to provide a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material, like metal or ceramic.
Implants are so well designed, they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Not only can patients with dental implants eat anything they like, but they can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural. When you have dental implants in Northbrook, IL, you avoid the bone degeneration which otherwise accompanies tooth loss. By preserving the natural or grafted bone in the jaws, dental implants support your existing facial structure and prevent the shrunken appearance associated with missing teeth.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, you must have sufficient bone density and a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and to place the implant in the mouth. Once your dental implants in Northbrook, IL have been implanted, you will need to wait several months for the implant to take hold, and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure, to connect the tooth.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care, to ensure that they last a long time. Dental implants can be cared for just like your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings and check ups.
To learn more about how you could benefit from dental implants in Northbrook, IL, please call us at (847) 498-5970, or email us to request an appointment today.