Medically reviewed by: Maher Jandali DMD, MD

Loose teeth and tooth loss are serious conditions, and they should be dealt with sooner rather than later. Thankfully, with the advances of dental technology, the old tooth-replacement systems are no longer the only options men and women in Naperville have to choose from.

With each passing year, dental implants rise in popularity, and the technology behind them improves. If you are suffering from decaying teeth, teeth that are loose, or you’ve had teeth fall out, do not wait any longer to contact Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville to discuss dental implants.

How Dental Implants Can Save Your Smile

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically placed directly into the jawbone. This screw mimics a natural tooth root and works to stimulate the jawbone. Over time, dental implants fuse to the bone and become a permanent fixture in the mouth. Once the healing process is complete, a natural-looking replacement crown or bridge will be secured on top of the dental implant.

Using this technology, our oral surgeons can restore a patient’s smile and improve their oral function. By quickly addressing loose, missing, or decaying teeth, patients are able to protect their jawbone and maintain their natural face shape.

In general, people who lose a tooth will also lose 25% of their jawbone structure within the first year. The longer you delay replacing a tooth, the more your jawbone will deteriorate. Choosing to have dental implants early will not only improve your smile and oral function, but the entire surgical process will go more smoothly and be less invasive.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

While dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option on the market, in truth, not everyone will be considered a good candidate. To find out about your specific case and learn whether or not you can receive dental implants, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with Oral and Facial Surgey of Naperville. During your appointment, our oral surgeons will perform a full oral evaluation, take any needed X-rays or images, talk to you about your overall concerns, and discuss your treatment options with you.

To ensure candidacy for dental implants, Drs. Jandali and Hur will perform a patient screening, during which they will assess each patients:

  • Overall general health
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Degree of tooth loss
  • Cause of tooth loss
  • Facial growth condition

If they determine that dental implants are not the best option for your tooth loss, they will recommend another treatment plan that will restore your oral function and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

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