Medically reviewed by: Maher Jandali DMD, MD

Drs. Jandali and Hur see hundreds of men and women in Naperville every year who are interested in learning more about dental implants as a tooth-replacement option. In fact, this solution is the best one on the market and comes highly recommended by most oral surgeons, as dental implants fully restore oral function and aesthetics.

One of the most commonly asked questions received during initial consultations deals with the mechanics of dental implants and how they work. Drs. Jandali and Hur believe in educating their patients in order to equip them with the information they need to make the best decision for their overall care, and one of the things you should know before you receive dental implants is how they work.

Dental Implants

As we mentioned, dental implants are used to provide long term restoration for loose, missing, or damaged teeth. Essentially, dental implants are small titanium screws that Drs. Jandali and Hur will surgically place directly into the jawbone. As these screws begin to heal, they will gradually fuse to the bone, making them secure and strong. This bonding means that—so long as they are cared for properly—they’ll never need to be replaced, and you can enjoy all the benefits of eating, drinking, and speaking without worry like you did when you had strong, natural teeth.

The Dental Implant Surgery

Every dental implant surgery is fully customized to meet the needs of each individual patient, and you can trust that our oral surgeons will provide great precision and attention to the details of your case.

Before your surgery, Drs. Jandali and Hur may provide you with antibiotics to prevent infection. They will then prepare you for your dental implants procedure by providing sedation through IV or using nitrous oxide, whichever the two of you have decided on prior to your surgery day.

After you have been made comfortable, our surgeons will then numb the area to be treated with a local anesthetic. With the area numb, they will create tiny incisions in the gum tissue in order to carefully insert the dental implants. After the dental implants have been placed, an abutment will be secured on top. This will allow the gum tissue to heal properly, while also providing necessary access to the implant in the future.

The final stage of the dental implants surgery is the placement of your final crowns. This is the part that will provide full oral restoration and renew the aesthetics of your smile.

After your oral surgeon determines that your dental implants have fully fused to your jawbone, you will visit your restorative dentist in Naperville to have your final crowns placed on top of your implants. Some patients may be able to begin this phase of their treatment immediately or shortly after implant placement, depending on the specifics of their case.

Getting Started with Dental Implants

If you want to learn more about dental implants and other dental procedures, check out Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville’s overview of the dental implant process.

Dental Implants Overview