Dental Implants in Palatine
Has tooth loss left you with gaps in your smile? Would you like to replace missing teeth but worry that removable dentures won’t offer the stability or natural appearance that you expect for your smile?
Dr. Micheal Unti and our caring dental team understand that tooth loss takes a toll on you every single day. You are always conscious of the gap in your smile, and chewing foods you enjoy can become difficult or impossible. We don't think that's any way to live, and at Palatine Complete Dental, we offer dental implants to help you get back your smile and your quality of life.
Trust an Experienced Palatine Dentist
Dr. Unti has over 30 years of experience in providing exceptional dentistry to families in Palatine and is committed to bringing you the best and latest that dentistry has to offer. He invests many hours each year in continuing education and advanced training in areas like orthodontics, facial orthopedics, and dental implant placement.
Dental Implants: A Long-Term Tooth Replacement
Natural teeth are the best teeth, but dental implants are the next best thing. Since a dental implant replaces an entire missing tooth- including the root- it looks, acts, and functions just like a natural tooth.
A significant benefit of dental implants is that they help prevent jawbone loss that commonly occurs when you lose a tooth. Strong, healthy bone in your jaw not only helps keep surrounding teeth stable but also prevents a sunken-in or aged facial appearance.
Dr. Unti can complete the entire dental implant process, from the placement of the implant post to final restoration with a crown, bridge, or denture.
Planning Your Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Unti first needs to determine the ideal location and depth at which to place the implant in your jaw. To do this, he utilizes leading-edge 3-D imaging software that shows him the optimal position in which to place your implant. Based on this information, a surgical guide is fabricated that will assist Dr. Unti in the optimal placement of your implant.
Placing Your Dental Implant
Getting a dental implant at our Palatine dental office is an easier process than you might think. The first step is to numb your mouth so you won’t feel any pain. The entire implant placement process takes about an hour, and our patients report minimal discomfort afterward.
If it’s necessary for us to remove hopelessly decayed or damaged teeth, or to extract some teeth in preparation for implant dentures, we may be able to complete the extraction and implant placement the same day.
When the entire arch (upper or lower) is compromised, a technique called All-on-Four or All-on-Six can be used to replace ALL the teeth of that arch with just 4 or 6 implants.
Bone Grafting Procedure
Some people don’t have sufficient dense jawbone into which we can place an implant, but there’s still hope. Bone grafting is a procedure that uses bone taken from an animal, bone via donor, or a bone substitute for regenerating jawbone growth.
Following your procedure, Dr. Unti will provide after-care instructions to promote easy healing. He will also schedule follow-up appointments to make sure healing is progressing normally.
Call Us to Learn More about Dental Implants
We have seen dental implants dramatically change the lives of many of our valued patients, and we’d love to explain the benefits to you in person. Please call Palatine Complete Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Unti to get started.