Dental Implant in Elgin, IL
Life can be difficult when missing teeth mar your appearance and affect your lifestyle. You may be tempted to limit your interactions with people because you’re embarrassed about the obvious gaps in your smile. Eating your favorite foods can be difficult or impossible because the teeth needed to do the job properly are missing.
Dental implants are a remarkable innovation that has completely altered the way we approach tooth replacement. Using dental implants at Won Sung, DDS, we now can replace a single missing tooth or a whole mouth of lost teeth. Dental implants may seem like a recent innovation, but they’ve actually been around for 30 years, with an impressive success rate around 95%. Dr. Won Sung is specially trained in both the placement and restoration of implants and can handle the entire process from start to finish right here in our office.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant consists of two main parts: the titanium implant post that replaces the missing root, and a natural-looking crown that is secured to the implant. The implant post acts like a natural root because it stimulates growth in the surrounding bone that supports your teeth.
The implant is surgically placed in your jaw, then allowed to heal for several months. During this time, bone and tissue in the jaw are gradually growing in around the implant. When this process is complete and the implant has fully integrated with your jaw, we’ll attach a durable restoration to the implant to restore function. Depending on your needs, we also have the option of attaching a bridge or full or partial dentures to the implant.
Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
Obviously, one of the biggest benefits of choosing dental implants is the smile transformation they offer. However, implants also have other advantages over different types of tooth replacement:
- Implants look natural and function like real teeth.
- They support natural bone tissue to prevent your jawbone from breaking down.
- Implants are very durable and last for years.
- They help surrounding teeth stay in proper position.
Implants also help you avoid many oral health problems that can occur when a tooth is not replaced, including bone loss, shifting, and changes in your bite that can lead to grinding, cracked teeth, and jaw pain. Implants protect your dental health, restore your smile, and hold up to the wear and tear of daily life.
Trust Skill and Experience
At the office of Wong Sung, DDS, we handle the entire implant process right here in our Elgin dental practice. Dr. Sung has all the skill and training necessary to place your implant, so you don’t have to make a separate trip to an oral surgeon or another specialist. You can feel comfortable knowing that the process will be handled by a familiar team who knows you and truly cares about your needs.
We know that getting dental implants is a big decision and there's a lot to consider. Dr. Sung will take the time to explain the process thoroughly and make sure that all your questions are answered. Throughout the implant process, our team will support you with whatever you need to make your dental implant treatment as simple and stress-free as possible.
If you're interested in learning more about dental implants, please give our Elgin dental office a call. A helpful member of our team will work with you to arrange a consultation at your convenience.