Tooth loss is a common problem, especially as you age. There are various factors that can lead to a lost tooth, such as due to trauma, decay, or gum disease. It is estimated, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while another 35 million people are missing all their teeth. There are many options to replace lost teeth; however, the most preferred solution are dental implants. When it comes to replacing teeth with dental implants, it is best to choose an oral surgeon who specializes in dental implants in 60647. Our team of oral surgeons at Armitage Oral Surgery are specially trained and highly skilled to handle your implant placement procedure.
What is the Procedure for Dental Implants?
The process to receiving dental implants requires a multi-phased treatment process, which does involve surgery. An oral surgeon surgically places the dental implant posts into the jawbone. This is done to replace the tooth roots while also providing a sturdy foundation for the replacement teeth. Since the jawbone fuses to the biocompatible posts, placing the posts requires a great deal of precision to ensure a high level of success.
In some cases, additional procedures, such as bone grafting or tooth extractions, are needed prior to the implant placement. Your oral surgeon will also perform the necessary procedures prior to placing the implants. You will benefit from one surgeon handling multiple steps of the procedures. As a result, you will rest assured you are in good hands.
After all the necessary procedures are performed and the implant posts are in place, you will start a period of healing. Over the next few months, your jawbone will fuse to the posts. When you have properly healed, you will visit the oral surgeon to undergo the second phase of treatment.
During the second phase of treatment, you will have a second minor surgery to attach support posts, also known as abutments. The gum tissue is opened to expose the implant posts. The abutments are then attached to the post. These are needed to anchor the restorations in place while also allowing the gum tissue to heal. A couple of weeks after the abutments are placed, you will return to your dentist’s office to have the restorations placed.
Why Do I Need an Oral Surgeon?
The somewhat complex process to receive dental implants cannot be performed by just anyone. You need a trained oral surgeon to safely and effectively handle the placement procedure to ensure its success.
Often, general dentists are not properly trained or do not have the state-of-the-art technology needed to perform the procedure. As a result, you are referred to an oral surgeon who offers these capabilities. Armitage Oral Surgery is the preferred choice for the placement of dental implants in Chicago.
Dr. Katabi and Dr. Smythe have undergone extensive training in implant dentistry to offer the precision and accuracy needed for successful implant placement. With the right team of oral surgeons by your side, you will gain a lifelong solution to treat tooth loss.
If you are ready to restore your smile, choose a team of oral surgeons you can trust. Contact Armitage Oral Surgery today to schedule your consultation.