Dental Implants Downers Grove - Dr. Anil Bouri - Midwest Dental Specialists
Looking for dental implant restorations? Need dentures or a bridge? Located in Downers Grove IL - periodontist, Dr. Bouri provides a variety of dental implants and periodontics. With years of experience we can dramatically improve your smile and increase your confidence.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. They are choice of treatment for having one or missing teeth or to replace a tooth caused by trauma or tooth decay. Implants are very close to natural teeth, and are intended to feel and work just like your real teeth. One of the best part of having dental implants is that there is no need to take them out, as with dentures and are known to last for years if done by a trained periodontist like Dr. Bouri.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums, gum disease, and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
First Dr. Bouri takes X-rays then impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time. Dr. Bouri will put you under sedation during the surgery process.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about dental implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bouri. We have extensive experience with periodontics and dental implants and would be glad to answer any questions you may have.