Dental Implants Specialist

Grayslake Dentistry -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Grayslake Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Grayslake, IL

An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. Dr. Fatima Afshar at Grayslake Dentistry creates dental implants for adult patients of all ages. Located in Grayslake, Illinois, Grayslake Dentistry's experienced team can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

For many patients, dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. This is where dental implants can help. Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth. They're durable and stable, and they function almost the same as natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals after a few weeks, Dr. Afshar mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay solidly attached to your jaw.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Beyond looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following benefits:

  • Can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Offers an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Helps maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Protects your healthy jawbone
  • Helps prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Helps you speak casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Am I eligible for dental implants?

If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Good candidates have healthy gums and fully developed jaws. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Patients in search of a permanent solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Talk to Dr. Afshar to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Book an appointment online, or call Grayslake Dentistry to take the first step toward a more confident smile.