Missing teeth can affect your smile’s aesthetics and function. Luckily, dental implants in Chicago, Illinois, can restore your smile to its healthy state, whether you have lost your teeth to disease, decay, or injury. Dental implants placed at A Brush Above Family Dentistry are anchored firmly in the jawbone, offering optimal stability when eating, talking, or smiling. 

What is a dental implant?

Teeth replacements like dental bridges and dentures only replace the visible portion of the tooth (the crown). Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root. The artificial tooth root is a biocompatible titanium screw surgically inserted at a precise location in the jawbone. 

Since the implant post remains buried in the jawbone, the dentist attaches an abutment (metal connector) to link the implant with the final restoration, which can be a crown, denture, or bridge.

What should I expect from the dental implant procedure?

Our office uses a digital workflow to ensure superior outcomes for the patient. During your consultation, we use digital photos, X-rays, and a 3D scan to have a “full picture” of your oral health. The most vital part of the implant procedure is planning, so we use the latest technologies for a superior outcome.

If you have good oral health and healthy bone, we’ll surgically place an implant fixture in the bone. Then, we’ll leave your implant for four to six months to allow it to osseointegrate with the jawbone. During the healing phase, we’ll temporarily restore your tooth to ensure you don’t walk around with a gappy smile.

After healing, you’ll return to our office for abutment placement. During this appointment, we’ll take impressions of your tooth to fabricate your same-day crown or bridge. Once we top off your dental implant with the final restoration, the results will be realistic and functional, as if you had never lost teeth!  

What are the dental implant options available?

Whether you want to replace a single tooth or a full arch, dental implants are versatile enough to restore your smile. Our single implants use a dental crown to replace a missing tooth anywhere in the mouth. If you have lost multiple teeth, we place a dental bridge to restore your smile’s aesthetics and function.

Sometimes, you may need to replace an entire arch of teeth. Instead of conventional dentures, we use full-mouth dental implants as a more stable and natural-looking alternative. Whatever your dental implant option, rest assured the results will be solid and functional.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Wondering whether dental implants are worth the investment? It’s a resounding YES! Dental implants give similar benefits to natural teeth.

Some include:

• Renewed oral function and confidence
• Natural feel and appearance
• Stabilized bite
• Easy maintenance
• Durable results
• Dental implants halt bone loss

Not sure whether you need dental implants?

Although dental implants have transformed millions of patients, they aren’t suitable for everyone. To establish your eligibility for dental implants in Chicago, IL, call (773) 840-0378 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Marcella Guzman, Philip Fidel, Rosa Sinno, and Irbad Chowdhury.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

Dr. Marcella Guzman is an admired dental professional

Dr. Marcella Guzman

Dr. Marcella Guzman is an admired dental professional renowned for her unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care, with a rich background in biology and sociology. Since graduating from The University of Illinois Dental School in 1994, she has enhanced her skills through extensive continuing education, specializing in cutting-edge technologies such as Cerec 3-D, sleep apnea, Invisalign, and laser dentistry. Her dedication to staying up-to-date on the latest advancements ensures that her patients receive top-notch care. A distinguished member of The American Dental Association and Chicago Dental Society, Dr. Guzman's wealth of experience, coupled with her compassionate approach, establishes her as a trusted specialist in the field of dentistry.