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Restoring the Smile Fully - Dental Implants in McHenry, IL

Dr. John Dano helps his patients reconstruct a smile that has lost teeth, and one of the options he uses replaces the tooth from root to crown. Bull Valley Dentistry places and restores dental implants in McHenry, Lakemoor, Johnsburg, and Woodstock. Call us today to restore the lost portions of your smile.

Dental Implant Placement

When discussing dental implants, most people who refer to an implant specifically talk about the implant post. The key to the success of a dental implant is the post, which is an artificial tooth root that supports the overall restoration. By being placed, and integrating into the jaw, the post serves as the strong foundation for your new tooth.

Our McHenry dental practice can surgically place the dental implant post. During the healing period that follows placement, Dr. Dano will also monitor the site of placement to make sure that the post successfully integrates into the jaw bone.

Dental Implant Restoration

After the implant post is fully fused with the jaw, the rest of a dental implant can be added. First, the implant abutment has to be added to the post; it will replace a special healing abutment that was added to protect the placement site for the healing period. Second, the implant restoration has to be added to the post and abutment.

Bull Valley Dentistry can provide the dental implant restoration as well. This porcelain prosthetic serves as the visible tooth—or teeth—and the chewing surface of the entire implant. Our dentist works with a group of trusted dental labs to provide the most effective crowns, bridges, and dentures to serve as the implant restoration, all dependent upon your particular oral health goals.

Why Dental Implants?

The reason dental implants are an option at Bull Valley Dentistry is because they are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth.

Other restorations have to rely on the existing environment of the dentition for support. Bridges need healthy teeth near the site of the missing tooth in order to be used. Partial dentures replace a vast majority of missing teeth by clasping onto the remaining healthy teeth in the smile; complete dentures rely on the mouth’s natural suction. If these structures are not at their optimum health, the restoration will not function well enough to fit a patient’s needs. In contrast, dental implants are supported directly by the jaw bone, due to the artificial tooth root. The level of functionality and resilience a dental implant has is comparable to a perfectly healthy natural tooth.

Contact Us for Dental Implants in McHenry

Bull Valley Dentistry provides dental implant placement and dental implant restoration near McHenry. Call or email us today to find out if dental implants are right for you. 

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