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Krueger Dental Associates | Dental Implants in Evanston

  

 Dr. Robert S. Krueger, DDS 
1601 Sherman Avenue, Suite 400 | Evanston, IL 60201

847-328-1180

Dental Implants
 

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are great alternatives to a bridge because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of several months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant requires about 3-6 months for healing.  During this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During the healing process temporary crowns can be placed to help you eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed the next step is to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent crown restoration.  After 2-3 weeks it is placed permanently to give you a natural looking smile. 

 

                        

 
 
 
Evanston Dentist | Dental Implants. Robert Krueger is a Evanston Dentist.