South Side Chicago Dentist
Dental Implants South Side Chicago
Whether you’re missing one or more teeth or want to stabilize a bridge, partial, or denture, modern implant technology can help your smile regain a natural look and feel. You’ll enjoy the foods you love and smile confidently knowing that your replacement teeth are secure. At our progressive Chicago practice, our implant dentistry team places and restores implants to aesthetically strengthen smiles. We’ll perform all facets of your treatment, including resolution of underlying gum disease and/or other conditions, as well as bone grafting and sinus lifts to prepare your mouth to receive implants.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of surgical grade titanium topped with a custom crown or other prosthetic. Implants look and feel like natural teeth and deliver unparalleled durability and functionality. Because your jawbone fuses with the implant post, you won’t need adhesive to secure your replacement teeth, so you’ll never experience slippage or need adjustments.
How are implants placed?
Your dental implant South Side Chicago dentist will insert one post in your jaw for each missing tooth, or a few to secure a denture, partial, or bridge. After the healing process, we’ll mount your replacement teeth atop the posts to restore your smile and let you return to your active, vital lifestyle.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Good oral health and adequate jawbone structure are required for implants. Our expert team will resolve any underlying dental condition, such as periodontal disease, prior to implant placement. Sometimes, bone grafting and/or a sinus lift may be necessary, as well. We’ll evaluate your mouth and supporting structures to determine the steps needed to transform your smile.
Will I need bone grafting or a sinus lift?
Jawbone deterioration caused by gum disease, dental decay, or trauma can leave patients without the jawbone mass necessary to hold implants in place. Bone grafting shores up structural integrity by increasing bone mass.
Additionally, if your upper jaw near your sinuses isn’t substantial enough to support implants, your implant dentist can perform a sinus lift. This surgical procedure lifts the floor of the sinus. Bone grafting placed between your jaw and sinus floor then generates sufficient bone structure for successful implant placement.
If you require a sinus lift and/or bone grafting, your dental implant South Side Chicago dentistry team will perform the procedures with skill, precision, and a focus on your comfort — and your fantastic new smile!
Call today to schedule your dental implant South Side Chicago dentistry consultation with Dr. Cornell McCullom, Dr. Yetta McCullom, or Dr. Robin Ferguson. Our contemporary Chicago dental office serves residents of Calumet Heights, Beverly, South Shore, and surrounding areas with professionalism and care for fabulous smiles.