Dental Implants

Permanently restore your smile.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Here is the need-to-know information about implant care.

Image of a dental implant

Comprising of three elements, dental implants have a root, post (abutment), and restoration. This minor surgery is performed using modern technology and advanced dental training. Dental implants are rapidly becoming the number one replacement for a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.

When a tooth is removed due to decay, gum disease, or trauma, it can lead to low self-esteem and a range of health problems. You may experience difficulty carrying out regular functions such as chewing or speaking. The adjacent teeth can become harder to brush and may start to shift causing misalignment. Also, unseen changes can occur including the deterioration of your jawbone and TMJ issues. These problems are all avoided with the placement of dental implants.

As mentioned, an implant has 3 components, which work together to restore your smile and protect your health.

  • Titanium Root: The root is made of a biocompatible material and is surgically placed into your jawbone. Over time it gradually fuses with your natural bone to create a foundation for your restoration.

  • Post: Placed on top of the root, the post acts as a support for the restoration.

  • Restoration: Dental crowns, bridges, and dentures can be placed on to dental implants for a more secure and permanent restoration.

At Fox Valley Dental, we use Zimmer Dental Implants with the assistance of computer-technology for even better results.

Zimmer Implants

How do they work?

The placement of Zimmer dental implants can be separated into four phases of treatment. Each phase is performed by a dental professional who has years of experience and specific training in restorative care.

Phase 1: Planning

Dr. Olsen begins the process by evaluating whether you are a candidate for dental implants. To decide this, he uses a Cone Beam scanner (CBCT) to gain 3D images of your teeth and jaw. These detailed images allow him to identify if you have sufficient jawbone to house implants. He’ll also use the digital images to plan the placement with greater precision and predictability.

Phase 3: Post Added

Once your jawbone has accepted the artificial root, the post or abutment is added. An impression of your teeth is then taken and sent to the dental lab. Your crown, bridge, or denture is designed and created.

Phase 2: Placement

If you are a suitable candidate then you will be prepped for the procedure and placed under anesthesia. The implant is then inserted into your jawbone. During the next 3-6 months, the implanted root will bond with your natural bone to form a solid foundation for your restoration.

Phase 4: Restoration

Your completed restoration is then returned and attached to the dental implant. Any minor adjustments are made and your new smile is revealed! Dr. Olsen will provide you with some advice on caring for your implant and arranged a check-up.

A joyful, positive, personal relationship! All of our family have enjoyed such a relationship with Dr. Hering and his team for over 10 years. We have been through the routine, orthodontic, cosmetic and emergency care with this office and have been very pleased with the level of care given.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Discover why patients choose dental implants in Fox Valley.

Dr. Olsen uses all his restorative dentistry training and skills to restore your health and improve your smile. Dental implants boast a 98% success rate and provide a host of benefits for patients.

  • Comfortable & Stable

  • Look and Feel Like Your Natural Teeth

  • Preserve the Surrounding Bone

  • Prevent Jawline Recession

  • Improve Your Appearance & Confidence

  • Long-lasting Restoration

Replacing missing teeth has never been better! You can restore your smile with dental implants from Dr. Olsen and the Fox Valley Dental team.

Dr. Olsen wearing his dental glasses as he assesses a patient for dental implants

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