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Northbrook Court Dental Associates
Michael Vold,
D.D.S., J.D.
1535 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 602
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-272-2900

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Dental Implants

what are dental implantsBefore the development of dental implants, bridges and dentures were the only treatment for replacing missing teeth. 

Implants are artificial structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jaw and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. Implants may also be used to attach dentures.

Not every individual is a good candidate for implants.  In order for an implant to integrate properly, the individual should have proper bone density and a good immune system.  Smokers, uncontrolled diabetics, and individuals with immune system deficiencies are considered on a case-to-case basis.  In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.

Implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth.  They are usually composed of titanium or another biocompatible metal. 

The implant placement procedure involves several appointments.  First, a patient is referred to a periodontist (gum specialist) or an oral surgeon for a consultation.  He or she will then decide if any additional preparation needs to be made prior to placing the implant into the site.  In some cases, a bone graft or sinus lift may be necessary to provide sufficient support for the implant.  Once the site is prepared and the implant is placed, a 4-6 month period of time is required for the implant to integrate into the jaw bone. 

After proper healing has taken place, the implant post is uncovered and ready for restoring by Dr. Vold. 

Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.


 
         
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