Dental Implants

Aaron P. Diehl, DDS -  - General Dentist

Pure Design Dentistry

Aaron P. Diehl, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Dental implants are the most durable tooth replacement option available today. If you need a dental implant, visit Pure Design Dentistry in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Dr. Aaron Diehl provides implants and other services to help you replace a tooth with natural-looking and functional results that last a lifetime. Book your appointment online or call Pure Design Dentistry today to see how dental implants may be right for you.

Dental Implants Q & A

by Aaron P. Diehl, DDS

What are dental implants?

The purpose of a dental implant is to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is made from a titanium post that acts as a foundation. Dr. Diehl then attaches abutments — or small connecting devices — between the implant and the artificial tooth.

What is a dental implant bridge?

When several teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge can help to replace them and restore your smile to a more natural state, in terms of appearance and function. An implant bridge is made up of the dental implant, abutments, and the artificial teeth.

An implant bridge connects your artificial teeth to the implants and each other, ensuring they all stay in place as a unit.

Bridges are important because missing teeth affect the bone in your jawline, causing the bone to be reabsorbed into the gum tissue. This then allows neighboring teeth to shift and move into the open space. If a bridge is not used, then these teeth are also at risk of being lost.

What happens during a dental implant procedure?

First, Dr. Diehl takes X-rays of your mouth to determine the optimal placement of the implant in your gums and jawline.

Once he places the implants, you may wait several weeks to ensure the implant stays put and is secure in your gum line. Then, you have an appointment to secure the abutments and artificial teeth to the implant.

What are the benefits of a dental implant procedure?

Most patients report minimal pain with a dental implant procedure. A dental implant is beneficial in many ways, including:

Convenience

Once Dr. Diehl places the implant, it acts and looks just like a natural tooth. You won’t have any eating restrictions or speech impediments.

Oral health

When a tooth goes missing, the bone underneath degrades over time, which causes nearby teeth to shift out of place. Dental implants are the only thing that help to prevent this, while also protecting the bone health of the jawline.

Reliability

Dental implant placement surgery has a success rate of over 95%.

Confidence

It’s almost impossible to tell the difference between implants and natural teeth. You’ll be able to smile more often and enjoy the appearance of a full, healthy set of teeth.

To book a consultation about dental implant surgery, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Dr. Aaron Diehl of Pure Design Dentistry provides Dental Implant services for patients in Lincoln Park, Chicago. He also services patients in the Gold Coast, Lakeview, the Loop, and all other surrounding areas. Call or Book Online to schedule your visit!