Dental Implants Specialist

Glen Dental Center

Dentists located in Glenview, IL

The main goal of any dental treatment is to save your original tooth. But if that doesn’t work, the next best option is a dental implant. After referring you to a specialist who places your dental implant, Jeffrey Gilmor, DDS, Verena Phillips, DDS, and the rest of the team at Glen Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois, can restore a missing tooth with a crown connected to the implant. Find out if you’re a candidate for dental implant restoration by booking a consultation with a phone call today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic roots for new artificial teeth that fuse with your jawbone providing maximum stability. After losing one or more of your natural teeth, replacing them as soon as possible is necessary to keep your other teeth from shifting.

The team at Glen Dental Center refers you to a trusted oral surgeon for implant placement, but they place the crowns themselves after the implant procedure. It takes a few office visits to restore your smile with implants, but implants are as close to having your natural teeth back as you can get.

Your implant stays in place to hold your brand new, custom crown. You can expect the crown to be put in place about three to four months after the implant.

How long do dental implants last?

If you take care of them by practicing great oral hygiene, your implants can last for your entire life. That means attending all of your exams and professional cleanings at Glen Dental Center, brushing twice a day, and flossing at least once a day at home.

Can other people tell that I have implants?

Thanks to the skilled hands of the Glen Dental Center team, your implant crowns blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. It won’t look like you have a fake tooth. You might even forget that you have one. The team uses state-of-the-art technology to make sure your new tooth looks exactly like the one it replaces.

What should I do if I break an implant-supported crown?

It’s rare for a crown to break, but accidents can happen. If you break your implant-supported crown, there’s no need for concern. Simply call Glen Dental Center for another appointment to have it reattached or to get a new one if you can’t save the original. 

Book your dental implant consultation with a phone call to Glen Dental Center today.