Dr. Brent Engelberg offers all types of dental implants at his Arlington Heights, IL dentist office to patients suffering from missing or damaged teeth. The process to get a dental implant supported restoration placed typically takes place in three phases including consultation and planning, surgical placement of the implants and then finally restoring the implants. It usually takes three to six months but could take longer if you require a bone graft or gum disease treatment.
The Dental Implant Process
Consultation: Dr. Engelberg will conduct a thorough exam and evaluate your oral health. He will also review your entire medical history. By looking into your medical history and inspecting your teeth, gums and mouth, he will be able to determine if you qualify for dental implants. It is important to be in good overall and oral health to ensure that your gums and bone will heal properly after surgery. It is also very important to have adequate bone structure to support the implants. A treatment plan will be built to address your unique case and Dr. Engelberg will review the timeline and costs with you. If you have suffered bone loss, we may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implants.
Surgical Placement of the Implant(s): Dr. Engelberg works with the top local oral surgeons in the Arlington Heights, IL area. He will coordinate your surgery with one of them and follow up to ensure proper placement. This is a fairly simple procedure that will take place under local anesthesia. Typically, a single dental implant can be placed in about an hour. A temporary restoration may be placed for aesthetic reasons until your final, custom restoration can be placed. This can take up to six months to give the implant time to properly integrate with the surrounding jaw bone and serve as a stable anchor for your new teeth.
Restoring the Dental Implant: While the dental implant is healing, your dental crown, denture, or dental bridge will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. It will be customized to fit in your mouth and blend in for a natural appearance. After about three to six months, you will return to Dr. Engelberg’s local dentist office where your final restoration will be secured to the implant(s).
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
If you would like to learn more about the dental implant process, call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brent Engelberg at his Arlington Heights, IL dentist office. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of implants and the cost. After a thorough exam, he will create a treatment plan that is customized for your needs. We will review all of the details including the cost of your implant procedure and payment options prior to treatment. Contact our office at (847) 230-9703 or use our online request form.