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Implant Dentistry in Crystal Lake

Implant dentistry is a field of restorative dentistry focused on replacing missing teeth with permanent, natural-looking dental prosthetics. Implant dentistry can be used to replace one tooth, multiple missing teeth or even a full arch of missing teeth.

If you are missing one or multiple teeth and you’re interested in implant dentistry in Crystal Lake, Dr. Brian P. Overmyer of Perfect Choice Dental is here to help.

Understanding Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are at the foundation of all implant-supported restorations. Dental implants are small titanium or zirconium posts that are shaped like a screw and placed permanently into the gumline and jawbone. Once the post is placed and healed, the dental implant acts as the missing tooth’s root.

When the dental implant bonds permanently with the surrounding tissue, a variety of different dental prosthetics such as dental crowns, bridges and dentures can be attached to restore and replace missing teeth.

The dental implant process is minimally-invasive and provides long-lasting results that feel and look just like real teeth.

The Most Common Implant-Supported Restorations

There are three major types of implant-supported restorations to choose from at Perfect Choice Dental:

  • Dental implants - The term "dental implant" often refers to a dental implant that has a porcelain crown (false tooth) attached to it. This crown is designed to restore a single missing tooth and is made to mimic the appearance of the surrounding teeth.
  • Implant-supported bridges - Implant-supported bridges are an alternative to traditional crowns and bridges. Multiple artificial teeth are built into a dental bridge, which is attached permanently to two or more dental implants.
  • Implant-supported dentures - There are several brands of implant-supported dentures, such as Hybridge and All-On Four, but they are all essentially the same. Implant-supported dentures can replace the full lower and upper arch of your teeth. After 4-6 dental implants are placed, permanent dentures are attached to them to complete the restoration.

The Benefits of Implant Dentistry

Why should you consider implant dentistry over alternative treatments like dentures or a dental bridge? Here’s a few reasons:

  • Long-lasting results - Dental implants require little maintenance and can easily last 30 or more years, making them a great long-term investment.
  • Restored teeth feel and look natural - Both dentures and bridges can feel awkward in your mouth. However, implant-supported restorations do not move or shift in the mouth, restoring your confidence and giving you peace of mind when you eat and speak.
  • Prevents jaw and gum tissue loss - Unlike a denture or traditional crown-supported bridge, implant-supported restorations support and stimulate the underlying tissue, preventing recession of the gums and other aesthetic issues with the gum and jaw.

Learn More About Your Implant Dentistry Options From Dr. Brian P. Overmeyer Now!

Not sure if you’re a good candidate for implant dentistry? You can get all the information you need during a consultation at Perfect Choice Dental. Come to Dr. Brian P. Overmyer for an appointment in Crystal Lake today. Take a look at our patient testimonials and smile gallery to see some of our past results!

At our practice, we specialize in restorative dentistry. We can discuss all of your options, from dentures and bridges to implant-supported restorations, to help you decide which procedure is right for your oral health, your needs, and your budget.

Contact us now to schedule an appointment at (815) 477-3700, or visit our office at 284-A Memorial Ct., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

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