Dental Implants

Brian P. Danielewicz, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Libertyville, IL & Antioch, IL

With dental implants, your dentures are secure and won’t fall out or become uncomfortable, not to mention the benefits for crowns and bridges. Accomplished dentist Brian P. Danielewicz, DDS, offers innovative dental implants to secure dentures, crowns, or other dental prostheses and improve the look of your smile. With two convenient locations in Libertyville and Antioch, Illinois, Dr. Danielewicz provides dental implants to put your mind at ease, resolve your dental problems, and act as artificial tooth roots. To find out if dental implants could be an option for you, call Dr. Danielewicz or use the online scheduler today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are carefully designed to stabilize and secure your dentures or other dental prostheses, such as crowns or bridges. Dental implants act like artificial replacement tooth roots that stay securely in place because they’re fused to your jawbone. They’re usually derived from titanium.

Dental implants are available in varying sizes and shapes. They can replace a few missing teeth or an entire set of teeth.

Why would I choose dental implants?

You might choose dental implants for reasons such as:

  • If your regular dentures are uncomfortable and keep coming out
  • If you want to improve your speech
  • If you have missing teeth

Missing teeth can cause bone loss that can gradually alter your face shape. Dental implants can both prevent and reverse this process.

Who is eligible for dental implants?

You’re suitable for dental implants if you:

  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Don’t have any health conditions that impact bone healing
  • Have a fully-grown healthy jawbone

Implants are also a consideration if you’ve been unsuccessful with your regular dentures. During your initial consultation, Dr. Danielewicz can help you determine if dental implants are right for you.

How are dental implants placed?

During the procedure to place dental implants, Dr. Danielewicz administers anesthesia before making an incision in your gums. He then places the dental implants using a dental drill. Next, he carefully closes your incisions with stitches.

A process called osseointegration is the next step — over time, your new implants fuse with your jawbone. Following the surgical placement of your dental implant, it usually takes about 3-6 months for the successful fusion of your implants and jawbone.

After your jawbone has completely healed, you come back to the office and Dr. Danielewicz secures a supporting element (abutment) to the top of each of your dental implants. For the final step, Dr. Danielewicz connects your dental prosthesis to your abutments.

What advantages do dental implants offer?

Dental implants provide a wide array of benefits, such as:

  • Allowing you to consume a normal healthy balanced diet
  • Enhancing your dental health
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improving speech
  • Stabilizing and securing dentures that keep falling out
  • Preserving your jawbone
  • Preventing future bone loss
  • Improving the look of your smile
  • High-quality materials that don’t deteriorate and decay like your natural teeth

If you’re interested in learning more, call Dr. Danielewicz or use the online scheduler today.