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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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At our dental office, we empower our patients to take charge of their own dental care and treat them as a valued member of their dental team. Effective education and understanding of the dental procedures and treatments we recommend is a part of that.

We encourage and welcome questions. Take a look at this selection of questions our patients ask often. If your question is not answered here, please give us a call or contact us online, and we will be happy to help you.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Elk Grove VillageDental Implants Elk Grove Village | Elk Grove Smile CenterIn many ways, dental implants are better than dentures. Dental implants are titanium roots that are placed in your jaw to replace missing or badly broken teeth. The implant becomes a permanent part of your mouth -- the next best thing to your own natural teeth! 

Stable Tooth Replacement

Crowns or dentures can be attached to the implants, to provide stability to your denture.  Unlike dentures, you never have to worry about a dental implant slipping and sliding and causing a potentially embarrassing situation.  The implants can allow you to reduce the bulk of the denture as well, so it feels more natural to wear.  To clean dental implants, you simply brush and floss just like you would your own teeth.

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For more info on dental implants, give us a call at Elk Grove Smile Center today at (847) 437-3250!




dental implant elk grove village il The Dental Implant Process

Many patients wonder if the surgical placement of a dental implant hurts.  Dr. Advani will give you local anesthetic and make sure the area is very numb before starting the procedure.  Once the area is numb, no pain or sharpness will be felt.  There is only slight pressure that's felt during the procedure.  Most patients don't feel anything and don't even realize the implant has been placed when the procedure is over.

A Quick, Pain-Free Procedure

The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour and that includes the post-op instructions.  A prescription may be given after the procedure, but most patients typically only need over-the-counter Tylenol or Advil for the first 1-2 days after the procedure.

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For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

dental implants elk grove villageThe procedure to have a dental implant surgically placed by Dr. Advani usually takes an hour or less.  This includes the time to review what the procedure will entail and the post-op instructions after the procedure.  You'll be eating a soft diet for the first 3 days and will be able to drive yourself home right after the procedure.

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For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

Dental implants elk grove village ilTooth Replacement in Your Budget

The cost of dental implants can be a concern for most patients.  The cost of replacing missing teeth can be around the same as a bridge or denture.  Replacing a missing tooth with an implant is important because it prevents teeth from shifting, and prevents bone loss as well.  

Financial Options for You

Most insurances will cover a portion of the implant and/or crown.  Most commonly, insurances will cover 50% of the implant and crown. Financing options are available as well.  If you need multiple implants, due to multiple missing teeth or multiple teeth that need to be extracted, the cost per implant is less if multiple implants are placed the same day.  This also reduces the number of appointments you need and shortens the healing time.  The range for the cost of a single dental implant, abutment and crown ranges from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on if the tooth needs to be removed, if bone grafting needs to be done or if a temporary crown is needed. 

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Call our office today to discuss your options. Dr. Advani will listen carefully to your needs and help you find a solution that meets those needs and fits into your budget.

Dental Implants Elk Grove VillageAfter the placement of the dental implant by Dr. Vishal Advani, post-op instructions will be reviewed.  A soft diet will be recommended for at least 3 days, which includes: yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies and bananas.  You'll be able to eat a couple hours after the procedure, when the anesthetic has fully worn off.  

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For more information on dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.

implant dentist elk grove village | cost dentures elk grove villageThese days, you have several options available to replace missing teeth. Two of the most popular options are dental implants and dentures.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

These two systems work in very different ways. Dentures are a removable option that can replace all of your teeth (complete dentures) or some of your teeth (partial dentures). Dental implants can replace as many teeth as you like and are a permanent option that you care for just like you would your own teeth.

Patients are often concerned about the cost of replacing missing teeth and may find themselves gravitating toward the cheaper cost of dentures without really considering all the benefits of dental implants. While this is understandable, we do urge you to think of dental implants as an investment in your future dental health.

Unlike dentures, dental implants actually become a part of your mouth. The metal part of the implant is surgically placed directly into your jaw bone, where it eventually integrates with the bone.

Cost and Process of Dental Implants

This process is important because it provides implants with their key advantage over all other types of tooth replacement options; namely, that dental implants help to preserve precious dental bone.

If cost is still an issue, we can discuss a combination of these two options called implant-retained dentures, in which the dentures are securely held in place using strategically placed dental implants. 

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Insurance for Implants | Elk Grove Smile CenterMost dental insurances will pay for a portion of dental implants and the crown or bridge that attaches to the implants.  Typically, insurances cover 50% of the cost of dental implants. 

Further Questions

If you have questions regarding if your dental insurance covers implants, please contact our office and we can call your insurance company and let you know the exact cost and how much your dental insurance will cover the procedure. 

dental implants elk grove villageAll Your Dental Work In One Place

Dr. Vishal Advani is skilled in both the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. This means you can get all your dental implant work from the same dentist you already trust, saving you time and hassle.  Dr. Advani has placed over 1000 implants and has extensive surgical experience.  Along with the surgical placement of implants, he performs bone grafts and sinus lifts for patients who have lost bone.

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For more information on dental implants, give us a call at Elk Grove Village Smile Center today at (847) 437-3250. 

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