Dental Implants – Bloomingdale, IL

Lifelike Replacements
for Missing Teeth

Man and woman with healthy smiles after replacing missing teeth

Dental implants have been around for decades, and with a phenomenal 95% success rate after 10 years, it’s no wonder why patients are choosing this modern restorative solution over their traditional counterparts. By replacing the entire structure of missing teeth, including the roots, this procedure is able to mimic the lifelike nature of your home-grown pearly whites, helping boost your confidence and make everyday tasks like chewing and speaking easier. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants in Bloomingdale, IL, schedule a consultation with our team today!

Why Choose Pure Dental Spa for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
  • Oral Surgeon In-House
  • Spa-Like Amenities for Comfortable Treatment

What are Dental Implants?

Animated smile with dental implant supported fixed bridge

Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are surgically inserted below the gumline and into the jawbone. They’re biocompatible, allowing them to fuse with the bone over time through a process called osseointegration, just like your natural teeth once were. This allows them to offer a strong and sturdy foundation for your replacement teeth to be attached to. They’re also able to continue supporting the bone structure, keeping the bone from deteriorating over time from not being used.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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  • Initial Consultation. The initial consultation will give our dentist and oral surgeon an opportunity to examine your mouth, discuss any goals and expectations you have, and go over your medical history. We’ll then be able to outline your treatment timeline and walk you through the process of getting dental implants.
  • Dental Implant Surgery. Our board-certified oral surgeon is able to place the implants in-office, so you’ll be able to get the entire process completed under one roof, with the same team you started out with.
  • Osseointegration and Abutment Placement. After the implants have been placed, they’ll fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, which will take between three and six months. Then, we’ll call you back in to place the abutments atop each of your implants.
  • Attaching the Final Restoration. Lastly, as soon as we receive your final restoration, we’ll call you back in to attach it to your implants and complete your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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This procedure offers countless benefits to patients, which is why it’s so popular. Some of the advantages that you’ll be able to enjoy by investing in dental implants over traditional restorative procedures include:

  • Prevention of jawbone deterioration
  • 95% treatment success rate after 10 years
  • Preservation of the facial structure, no hollow-looking cheeks or thinning face
  • Natural-looking and feeling replacement teeth
  • Start-to-finish treatment in one dental office
  • Enhanced chewing and speaking abilities
  • Lifespan of 35+ years with the proper maintenance
  • Easy to care for

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Man considering tooth replacement with dental implants

The best way to find out whether dental implants can help you is to schedule a consultation with our team at Pure Dental Spa. We’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, discuss your medical history with you, and determine your oral goals. Based on what you let us know and what we observe, we’ll be able to make treatment recommendations to you. Most patients who are missing one or more teeth are able to receive dental implants. However, there are certain situations in which we may suggest a traditional restoration instead. If you’re a candidate, we’ll walk you through how we plan to restore your smile.

Missing One Tooth

Animated smile during dental implant supported dental crown placement

For one missing tooth, we’ll place a single dental implant below the gumline and into the jawbone. After it has fused with the bone, we’ll secure an abutment to the top of it. Then, finally, we’ll place a customized dental crown on the implant to fill the gap in your smile.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Animated smile during dental implant supported fixed bridge placement

Instead of needing to alter the structure of your existing teeth by receiving a traditional bridge, we can secure your replacement teeth to two dental implants that we place at either side of the gap in your smile.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Animated smile during dental implant supported denture placement

To secure a full denture to your mouth, we can place anywhere from four to eight dental implants along your arch. This will keep it from slipping or shifting in your mouth. We can also secure a partial denture with a specific number of implants, depending on how many teeth you’re missing and their locations within your mouth.

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All-on-4 Dental Implants

Animated smile with all on four dental implant supported dentures

All-on-4 dental implants allow our team to secure a complete denture to four implants that are strategically inserted into the strongest, thickest areas of your jawbone at an angle. This is a great option for patients who want dental implants, but don’t want to have to undergo bone grafting beforehand, which can take months to heal from.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental team member and patient discussing the cost of dental implants

The process of getting dental implants is different for each patient depending on their unique tooth loss situation. We’ll walk you through the cost of your procedure once we’ve determined some cost-defining factors, like how many dental implants you need to have placed, the location of your missing teeth, what type of restoration you need to restore your smile, and whether you require preparatory procedures. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask our team.

Dental Implant Post-Op Instructions

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We are able to complete the entire dental implant process from start-to-finish in our office. You will be given specific post-op instructions after your procedure to help you recover with ease. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect from the healing process and when you should contact us for help.

What to Do Directly After Dental Implant Surgery

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You might not necessarily be looking forward to the dental implant placement procedure itself, but by taking all of the proper steps, you can make the healing process much quicker and more pleasant. Your biggest priority is to leave the forming blood clot untouched so that the healing happens smoothly. Be sure that you are in accordance with the following:

  • Do not spit – Instead, use tissues or swallow saliva.
  • Do not use drinking straws.
  • Do your best to keep your tongue away from the surgical site.

Common Side-Effects When Recovering from Dental Implant Placement

Woman with sore mouth after getting dental implants in Bloomingdale

It’s normal to experience some side-effects in the first few days after getting your dental implants, but they are generally pretty mild. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Bleeding: Intermittent bleeding is normal right after surgery. This can be lessened with the use of gauze and light pressure. This should subside after just a few days.
  • Swelling: Swelling is often present for the first 72 hours after surgery, but sometimes it can last over a week. Cold compresses can help to reduce this.
  • Soreness: It’s normal for the area to feel sore for a few days, but this can be managed by taking pain relievers as directed.

All of these side effects should be temporary, but if they become extreme or persist, let us know!

Your Diet After Dental Implant Surgery

Woman eating soup after getting dental implants in Bloomingdale

You should be mindful of what you are eating for a few days following your procedure. Here are some foods that you may want to stock up on in advanced:

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Pudding
  • Soup
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Pasta

Once your discomfort subsides, you can switch back to your normal diet. Just remember that you should avoid chewing directly on the implant surgery site.

Post-Op Health & Oral Hygiene

Man watching teeth after getting dental implants in Bloomingdale

It is crucial that you keep your smile clean after your surgery. This way, the implants will have a better chance of integrating with your jawbone successfully. Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Brush your teeth the day after your surgery but remember to be especially careful near surgical sites.
  • Rinse out your mouth two to three times a day with saltwater. Use prescription mouth rinse if you were provided with one.
  • Stay away from any mouthwashes that contain high levels of alcohol.

What to Do After Your New Teeth Are Attached

Once your smile is all healed up and the implants have fused with the jawbone, the hard part is complete! When your dental crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the implant(s), you might experience some mild sensitivity, but this is easy to control with over-the-counter pain relievers, and it is completely temporary. There shouldn’t be any bleeding, swelling, or extensive recovery.

Maintaining & Caring for Your Dental Implant

Woman pointing to her dental implants in Bloomingdale

Dental implants boast an astonishing success rate of over 95%, even 10 years after their placement! In fact, most patients can expect their dental implants to last a lifetime with the proper maintenance. So how can you make sure you’re getting the most out of your dental implants? Well thankfully, dental implants can be cared for just like natural teeth! Just follow these five best practices to keep your smile looking and feeling its best for decades to come.

Make Oral Hygiene a Priority

Smiling man brushing his dental implants in Bloomingdale

Even though your dental implant can’t get cavities, you still need to make oral hygiene a priority. Doing so will keep common oral health issues like gum disease at bay, which will go a tremendously long way in preventing dental implant failure. So, make sure that you’re brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with mouthwash regularly.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Woman with dental implants in Bloomingdale eating an apple

Dental implants can restore 80% or more of your natural biting force and chewing power. This means you can enjoy all your favorite foods once again, including steak, apples, nuts, and anything else on your plate! However, remember not to overindulge in overly hard or sticky foods for the sake of your smile. Instead, eat plenty of foods with calcium and vitamin C to help keep the foundation of your dental implants strong.

Break Bad Habits

Patient with dental implants in Bloomingdale breaking a cigarette

Just like how a few healthy habits can extend the lifespan of your dental implant, a few bad habits can cause your implant to fail. To protect your investment, it’s time to break bad habits like smoking or chewing tobacco, which dramatically increase your risk of dental implant failure. You should also stop chewing on hard objects and using your teeth as tools if you want your dental implants to last for many years to come.

Protect Your Dental Implants

Man with dental implants in Bloomingdale wearing a mouthguard

If you play a sport or enjoy another athletic activity where you could potentially get hit in the mouth, you should wear a custom-made mouthguard to keep your dental implants safe. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, you need a nightguard for bruxism to keep your dental implants from loosening from the extra pressure. We can provide both of these custom-made mouthguards, so don’t hesitate to ask us about them at your next appointment.

Schedule Regular Dental Checkups

Woman with dental implants in Bloomingdale getting a dental checkup

Finally, whether you’ve replaced one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch of pearly whites, you should visit us every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. These quick and easy visits allow us to spot the earliest warning signs of developing issues and treat them while they’re still small and manageable. Better yet, we’re more likely to keep them from developing in the first place with regular, personalized preventive care!

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