Single Dental Implants in Chicago, IL
Custom Single Tooth Replacements
Missing a tooth can make it difficult to feel confident in your smile and can impact your oral health. Single dental implants are a great solution for patients looking to replace a single tooth.
Dr. Gromov will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that’s perfectly suited to your individual needs. Learn more about why single dental implants may be the ideal solution for you with our helpful guide below.
Why Replace a Single Tooth?
Some patients believe a single missing tooth won’t lead to any complications, especially if the gap in their smile isn’t visible. However, missing even one tooth can have repercussions on your oral health.
Even one missing tooth can seriously impact your remaining teeth and oral health. Without a tooth to fill in the gap, surrounding teeth can shift out of place and change the alignment of your bite. Because teeth provide essential stimulation to the jawbone, a missing tooth can lead to jawbone deterioration.
Empty tooth sockets are at high risk for harmful bacteria to gather, eventually leading to gum disease or tooth decay. For these reasons, it’s best to have a missing tooth replaced as soon as possible.
Why Choose a Dental Implant?
Dental implants offer numerous benefits that other restorative options can’t match. Unlike other treatments, dental implants are secured into the jawbone to allow for the process of osseointegration. This natural process involves the implant fixture fusing to your jawbone to form a strong foundation that won’t shift or come loose.
Implant fixtures mimic a tooth’s root, providing the necessary stimulation a jawbone needs to prevent deterioration. Implants also look and function like natural teeth, so you can enjoy the foods you love and smile with confidence. This durable treatment can even last a lifetime when you practice good oral health and visit Dr. Gromov biannually for dental checkups.
The Single Implant Process
The first step to receiving a dental implant is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gromov. He’ll determine if an implant is right for you and create your customized treatment plan to address your individual needs. He’ll also determine if a supplemental procedure is necessary before placing your implant.
Once a treatment plan has been established, you’ll visit one of our several dental offices in Chicagoland to have your implants permanently placed into your jawbone for a stable fit. Temporary crowns or bridges can be used in some cases for careful chewing and cosmetics.
After the healing period has passed, you’ll visit our Chicago office one final time. Dr. Gromov will complete your tooth restoration with a dental crown customized to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. Then, you’ll be ready to show off your new, complete smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Securing your implants will usually take between one and two hours depending on your unique circumstances. The healing period for these implants typically lasts about three months, but will also depend on many factors. Your permanent and durable tooth replacement makes this a worthy time investment.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing twice a day will help keep your natural teeth and restorations healthy and strong. Scheduling biannual checkups at our Chicago office is essential for ensuring your health and dental implants remain in good condition.
The cost of your dental implant will vary depending on your individual restoration needs. Dr. Gromov will provide a cost estimate during your initial consultation. We suggest contacting your dental insurance provider to determine if your plan will cover some or all of the treatment cost.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Gromov
Missing teeth can cause a host of problems, but dental implants have been the ideal solution for many patients. Discover all the benefits of dental implant restorations by scheduling a consultation at Specialty Smiles today. Contact us at (312) 878-1508 or fill out our online contact form and a team member will get back to you shortly. We look forward to seeing you soon at our Chicago office!