The Foehr Group
107 S. Prospect Road, Bloomington, IL 61704
The versatility of dental implants is both a good thing and a bad thing.
Dental implants are an option in most cases where tooth replacement is needed, because they can be used with so many different restorations. That includes dental crowns and different kinds of dentures.
But the sheer number of choices can make choosing the right tooth replacement a stressful decision for you!
The good news is, our Bloomington, IL dentists have many years of experience in placing dental implants. They’re happy to cover all of the options with you during a dental implant consultation. Call The Foehr Group at (309) 740-4241 to schedule your appointment.
In the meantime, here are some questions you’ll want to consider when making your dental implant decision. It’s a good idea to review the questions and bring them to your consultation so you can make sure you get all the information you need.
We implant a small titanium rod directly into your jawbone. Your jawbone grows up around the implant during a brief healing process, creating a solid foundation for your replacement tooth or teeth.
We attach a piece of hardware called an abutment to your implant, and then attach your replacement teeth to the abutment.
Most people are candidates for dental implants.
Because we anchor implants in your jawbone, you will need to have adequate bone density. But there are options even for folks who lack it. Among them:
If you’ve received radiation to your jaw, you’ll want to let us know. Other conditions we’ll want to know about include osteoporosis and chronic health conditions such as diabetes that can affect healing.
We also do not recommend dental implants for young patients whose jaws are still growing.
You have many options for tooth replacements with dental implants. For a single tooth, we can use a dental crown. If you want to replace all or most of your teeth, we can attach a dental bridge or even partial or full dentures to dental implants.
We use two different methods to attach dentures to dental implants:
Our Bloomington, IL dentists will determine how many dental implants you will need. Among factors to consider:
But the answer to this question may be: “Fewer than you think.” Our dentists are even experienced in All-on-4®, a process in which we use just four dental implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth.
All-on-4 is especially popular in the upper jaw for two reasons:
Dentures are more prone to slipping in the lower jaw, so All-on-4 is an excellent solution to this problem, too.
Dental implants offer many advantages. Among them:
Ready to find out even more about dental implants? Call The Foehr Group at (309) 740-4241 to make an appointment with our Bloomington, IL dentists.