Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Teeth missing from the smile are detriments to both its form and function. As comprehensive replacements for missing teeth, dental implants both stabilize and support dental prosthetics and surrounding bone.

To schedule your consultation for dental implant restorations, call with Drs Gregg Hornyak and Tami Zuck at Fox Valley Dental Associates in Crystal Lake, IL today..

Restorations for Dental Implants in McHenry County

While traditional restorations like dentures and bridges can replace missing teeth, they fail to address the entire tooth. The roots of teeth are just as important as the crowns, as they serve to support the surrounding dental structure.

When roots are missing, the jaw atrophies and shrinks, weakening over time and causing signs of premature aging. Your cheeks will sink and you will lose the strength to perform normal activities many take for granted, like chewing and speaking comfortably.

Dental implants offer a comprehensive replacement for missing teeth while preventing accelerated resorption. Titanium posts are placed directly into the jaw and fuse with the bone to form a united support system for both the prosthetic replacements and surrounding dental structure. This prevents the jaw from experiencing extensive deterioration while giving your smile the support it needs to stay strong and beautiful.

Dental implants are versatile in their application, able to be fixed with the following restorations:

Single-unit crowns can replace a missing tooth at any point in the smile. A single implant is placed directly into the space of the missing root to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting while supporting surrounding structures.

Multi-unit bridges work best with a short row of teeth. Two to three dental implants are placed in locations that provide enough support for both the prosthetic and the jawbone.

Implant-supported dentures replace entire arches of teeth using anywhere from four to eight dental implants strategically placed in optimal positions for maximum strength, stability, and durability.

Replacing Teeth and Restoring Smiles in Crystal Lake

Call our office and schedule an evaluation with Drs. Gregg Hornyak and Tami Zuck to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you. We’ll coordinate your implant placement procedure with a local trusted surgeon and develop a treatment plan to give you a new set of teeth in no time.