No matter what led to your missing tooth, Dr. Griffin offers judgment-free care and beautifully-crafted restorations that will give you a seamless smile. Depending on the specifics of your case, you have a number of restoration options to choose from. Dr. Griffin will give you honest advice to help you make informed decisions about your oral care and empower you to move forward with optimal health and a confident smile.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Griffin is highly trained to create dental prostheses that are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Whether your implant restoration is a single crown, bridge, or a full denture, you can rest assured that Dr. Griffin will work tirelessly to give you a prosthesis that meets and exceeds your expectations. At Lake Bluff Dental, we value you and your smile, and nothing makes us happier than to give you a restoration you are proud of.
The term “dental implant” is often used synonymously with a single-tooth dental restoration using a dental crown. However, a dental implant is actually the small piece of metal that is placed into your mouth to function as an artificial tooth root. An implant restoration is any type of dental prosthesis that is placed on top of a dental implant to replace the crown of your tooth. This can include a dental crown, a permanent dental bridge, or an implant-supported denture.
Together, dental implants and restorations can restore one, several, or all of your missing teeth. Lake Bluff Dental offers a wide range of restorations to meet the needs of every patient suffering from tooth loss.
Your implant treatment process will depend on the type of restoration you need. However, the process always begins with the placement of one or more dental implants.
During the implant placement procedure, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed. Your oral surgeon will make small incisions in the gum and bone and surgically place each dental implant. Your gums and jaw will then need to heal for about 3-6 months until your dental implant completely bonds to your gum tissue and bone (this process is known as “osseointegration”). After this, Dr. Griffin will create and place your restoration.
This process also depends on the type of restoration you will receive: