Complete Dental Implants for a Long-Lasting, Fully Restored Smile
Dr. Philip V. Goduco offers a variety of restorative dentistry treatments to replace missing teeth. For the most durable and stable results possible, he recommends dental implants. At our Vernon Hills, IL, practice, Dr. Goduco performs all aspects of implant dentistry. He can surgically place the implants and provide custom-made restorations. In this way, he can provide outstanding, lifelike results all in one convenient location. Once your implants are in place, you can enjoy a full smile and complete dental function that lasts.
Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace lost tooth roots to support a crown, bridge, or denture. If you are missing one, several, or even all of your teeth, you may be a candidate for implants. To qualify for treatment, a strong, healthy jawbone is vital. Bone recession, a natural side effect of tooth loss, can weaken your jaw and cause shrinkage that disqualifies you from treatment.
Fortunately, thanks to his vast experience, Dr. Goduco also performs bone grafting, sinus lifts, and socket preservation. With these procedures, he can restore lost volume and prevent bone loss, often allowing you to receive dental implants. Dr. Goduco also proudly performs the new crestal approach to sinus lifts. This technique can be less invasive and often involves less discomfort than traditional methods.
Dental Implants Treatment
Before your implant surgery, Dr. Goduco will use our advanced technology to examine your jaw. Digital x-rays and scans will give him a detailed understanding of your oral structure. He can then position your implants very precisely, placing them in the sturdiest areas of your jaw.
Often, Dr. Goduco can provide an immediate restoration, attaching your prosthesis the same day as your implant surgery.
When you are ready to begin treatment, Dr. Goduco will numb your gums and jaw. We can also provide further sedation for your comfort. To place your implants, Dr. Goduco will make small incisions in your gums. He will then set the titanium posts in your jawbone, and close your soft tissues with small, dissolvable sutures. He will typically set between one and six posts per dental arch, depending on the size of your restoration. Often, Dr. Goduco can provide an immediate restoration, attaching it the same day as your implant surgery. Over the next four to six months, your jaw will heal and fuse with your implant posts to provide unrivaled stability and support for your prosthesis.
How Can Implants Benefit You?
Dental implants offer a number of unique advantages. The metal posts can actually replace your tooth roots so that your restored smile will look and function like natural teeth. Because your restoration will be attached to the permanent posts, your crown, bridge, or denture will not slip or shift. This stability can save you significant discomfort, and you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods.
Finally, because they will replace your dental roots, implants will also send out regenerative signals to your jawbone. In this way, they can prevent bone recession, and they can reduce your risk for additional tooth loss and the need for further restorative treatment. In addition, with regular dental hygiene, implants can be permanent. You will not have to worry about replacing your implant posts in the future, and this could save you a significant amount of time and money over the years.
Why Choose Dr. Goduco for Your Implants?
Dr. Goduco has years of experience with dental implants. He completed a master’s program with the famed Dr. Ron Zokol of the Pacific Implant Institute. He has also achieved fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition, he completed his residency with the US Army, where he had hands-on experience with virtually every aspect of dentistry. Thanks to this comprehensive training, he can complete your entire treatment under one roof. Even more importantly, you will receive top-quality treatment with lasting results.
Restore Your Smile
Dental implants are the gold standard of restorative dentistry. To learn more about dental implants and to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment, contact Goduco Smiles today.