Your New Smile Is Waiting
"The entire implant procedure was shockingly painless. I can't even remember what tooth it was!"
Derek - Des Plaines, IL
What is a Dental Implant?
Cone Beam CT Scan
If you are ready to move forward, we will start our implant(s) planning by taking a 3D Cone Beam CT to visualize and evaluate the bone available to support the implant. In some cases, where there is not enough suitable bone, we may recommend placing a bone graft to give us more support for the implant, which we can perform in our office. The CT scan also gives us the ability to visualize any nerves or sinuses that would in the area of the implant, providing valuable information in finalizing a treatment plan.
3D Guided Surgery
In addition to the Cone Beam CT scan, we will take an intra-oral scan of your teeth. This intra-oral scan allows us to create a 3D-printed surgical guide that will allow us to place the implant(s) exactly where we have planned. Making use of this 3D-guided surgical technique allows us precision in placement, reduces surgical time, and minimizes discomfort to the patient. Having an implant placed is usually no more painful than having a filling done. After the procedure, most people describe minimal and limited pain that is usually covered well with over-the-counter medication.
This Is Smile Innovation
At Main Street Smiles, we have partnered with Nobel Biocare.
You may not recognize the name, but this is the same company whose roots began with the first dental implants and pioneered the All-on-4® treatment concept. You will be glad to know that if you have a dental implant performed at our Barrington dental practice that 65 years of innovation will be used in crafting your smile. While the success rate of dental implants is relatively high, your individual results may vary. Only by consulting with a medical professional can you determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you. Like most surgical procedures, dental implants do come with some degree of risk.
If you are considering dental implants, see what Nobel Biocare and Main Street Smiles can do for your smile — call for an appointment today!