Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace tooth roots. These posts bond solidly to the jawbone, and are capped with natural-looking crowns. Therefore, dental implants require precise surgical techniques, quality components, and top-notch patient care, all of which you will find at Lovda Family Dental.
Dental implants have a tremendous impact in our patients’ quality of life, whether they are replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth.
An important benefit of both single and multiple dental implants is the prevention of bone loss after a tooth has been extracted or lost. Once the dental implant is in place, bone loss is minimized. The lack of bone support from tooth loss has the potential to effect changes in facial features, and this potential is avoided by the use of dental implants. Additionally, implant-supported crowns outlast crowns on natural teeth due to the materials’ natural resistance to decay.
Additionally, dental implants are extremely beneficial for patients suffering tooth loss. Whether you are missing one or more of your teeth, dental implants give patients a fully functional and beautifully natural smile, while restoring all the health benefits of your natural teeth. Dental implants are true tooth replacements with an extremely high success rate, making them Dr. Lovda’s top choice to restore a smile.
Dental implants are placed in a patient’s jawbone with surgical precision. Using Cone Beam CT technology, Lovda Family Dental has the ability to evaluate and plan our patients’ dental implants with the utmost precision and accuracy. As the only general dentist in Hoffman Estates with CBCT technology, Dr. Lovda has completed a rigorous training regimen both nationally and overseas to become an expert in providing customized treatment plans for the best chance of success for his patients.
Oral hygiene is extremely important to ensure healthy dental implants! Consistent at-home care and maintaining regular checkups with Dr. Lovda at our Hoffman Estates dental office are necessary in order to minimize and eliminate the harmful pathogens that are found in plaque and tartar.
Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.
While implants are an option for many people, those affected by certain chronic health conditions are at a higher risk to develop peri-implantitis. Patients who have diabetes or another systemic illness should consult with Dr. Lovda so he can adjust treatment and post-implant care accordingly. As with most other dental conditions, peri-implantitis is inflammation surrounding a dental implant, and can be made worse by smoking, alcohol, and drug use.