What are Dental Implants?
If you are looking for a long-lasting restoration to replace a missing tooth or teeth, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller is happy to perform implant dentistry for his patients in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL. Implant dentistry uses surgically placed metal posts in your jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. The post(s) may be connected to a bridge, crown, or denture for a natural-looking restoration that can be used like your real teeth. When you want to fix a gap from a missing tooth or teeth, make an appointment to hear more about implant dentistry at Weller Dental. You may enjoy dental implants if you want to avoid food restrictions or the hassle of removable dentures. Talk to Dr. Weller about your needs and figure out if implants are a good option for your cosmetic or restorative dental goals.
Dental Implants Reviews
"When we moved back from New York City in 2006, we asked friends who the best dentist was in the city. They checked with their sources, and came back with Dr. Weller's name. I've now had most of my top teeth redone, including 4 implants, starting with a cracked tooth crisis that put me in his office for the first visit. He realigned my bite, which was definitely needed, and I now have a great set of pearly whites. My interest was in good long-lasting teeth, not in becoming a fashion model. His staff is all professional, his technique state-of-the-art, and his attitude accommodating but realistic. His work is the best and I'm completely satisfied."- D.S. / Yelp / Nov 18, 2008
"Dr. Weller and his staff are excellent. I have been going to this office for at least 10 years and have always received very good care from friendly people. I've had 2 implants as well as the normal cleaning and replacing old fillings kind of work with no issues. The office is clean and modern and I would not hesitate to refer him to anyone."- C.T. / Yelp / Apr 21, 2009
"Dr Weller is a wonderful combination of art and science. All the technical things were done extremely well and he took the time and has the talent to make sure everything was perfect with my implants"- T.M. / Demandforce / Jan 18, 2014
"Was absolutely terrified upon learning that I was going to need a dental implant, however this whole process had been amazing. Completely pain and stress free, thanks to Dr Weller , Mrs Weller and the whole team at the Gold Coast location of Weller Dental. I cannot recommend them highly enough, for all your dental needs."- N.F. / Google / Jul 17, 2018
"Best dental experience I have ever had. Period."- N.B. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
Am I a Candidate?
Implant dentistry can restore a single missing tooth or several teeth by connecting it to an implant-supported bridge, crown, or denture. You may want an implant if you have a dental restoration, but are bothered by the appearance, comfort, or if there's special cleaning needed. Implant-supported restorations can be cared for just like your regular teeth with daily flossing and brushing. In your consultation, Dr. Weller will evaluate the health of your jawbone and gums to decide if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. In some cases, a bone or gum graft surgery may be needed prior to implant surgery to strengthen the implant's foundation. Dental implant surgery is not a good choice if you use tobacco products, are pregnant, or are being treated for another condition including gingivitis.
What Can I expect?
To prepare for your dental implants, you may need to have teeth extracted, plus gum or bone grafts. As soon as you are ready for the implant to be placed, the needed areas will be given local anesthesia to numb your mouth. Sedation methods may be included to keep you comfortable throughout the process. Dr. Weller will create an incision in your gums and then insert the titanium post in your jawbone. The incision in the gums will be sutured closed with part of the implant above the gums. This will be repeated if several implants are required. While the dental implant integrates into the jawbone and gums over the next several months, a temporary cover will be used to cover and protect the implants. As soon as Dr. Weller decides your implant is healed with your gums and jaw, your custom restoration (bridge, crown, or denture) can be connected to your implant and adjusted for a proper fit.
What is the Follow Up?
You may notice some short-term inflammation in your mouth and lower face, plus discomfort, bruising, and minor bleeding after your implant procedure. Dr. Weller will tell you what is to be expected and what should be reported to our office. He may also write a prescription for pain relievers and antibiotics. As soon as your dental implants are integrated and your customized restoration is connected, you should maintain a good oral care routine at home that includes flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. You should also attend annual dental exams and bi-annual professional cleanings at Weller Dental so Dr. Weller can track the health of your implants and restorations. He will decide if your restorations or implants should be repaired or replaced.
Can I Use my Insurance?
Based on your dental insurance company and exact coverage, a portion of the expenses of your implant surgery and custom restoration might be paid for. We will talk to your insurance company to understand your policy and determine your out-of-pocket costs. In your consultative appointment with Dr. Weller, he will estimate your expenses and talk to you about payment methods, along with information on low-interest medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,900
- How Long It Takes
- 1 Hour
- Follow Up Time
- 3 - 4 Weeks
Ready for a Consultation?
Implant dentistry may be a wonderful option if you would like a replacement for missing teeth that is simple to clean and can last for years. Dr. Weller will help you understand the entire procedure starting with surgery to implant the posts and your custom restoration options. To get more information on implant dentistry, schedule an appointment at Weller Dental.