FAQs About Dental Implants

Park Ridge, IL Periodontist

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a post, which is placed into the bone to provide a long-term solution for tooth loss. Dental implants resemble natural teeth and can completely restore your smile and substantially improve your oral health.

There are many reasons for tooth loss. The most common is advanced periodontal disease. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, an accident or decay; a dental implant can permanently restore your smile, ability to eat and speak. Replacing a lost tooth (or teeth) is important and can prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth. Dental implants can also be used to support dentures or a bridge.

If you’re considering dental implants, please contact us for consultation to determine if you’re a candidate.

Is it painful to receive a dental implant?

Modern technology, CT technology, and sedation dentistry minimizes discomfort associated with receiving a dental implant. Our team is trained and certified to offer sedation dentistry. This allows for a very relaxed and comfortable experience, no matter the extent of dentistry needed.

Patients of DiFranco Periodontics and Dental Implants report feeling very little discomfort during and after treatment. Read patient testimonials.

Am I a candidate for implant dentistry?

There are many factors that our Park Ridge dental implant specialist will consider prior to recommending your plan, including: adequate bone support, healthy gum tissue, overall health, and sinus and nerve location.

We can offer solutions for patients who do not initially meet the requirements needed to receive a dental implant, including periodontal disease treatment.

For more information about dental implants, contact our Park Ridge periodontist.