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Dental implant surgery in Matteson, IL

What You Need To Know About Dental Implant Surgery

In the event that you are considering dental implants and have questions about the procedure or what to do if any complications arise, it is recommended to consult with a dental professional who can provide you with the necessary information and guidance.

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Dental implant surgery requires a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health to determine candidacy and create a personalized treatment plan.
  • Surgical Procedure and Healing Process: Dental implant surgery involves the placement of implants into the jawbone, which fuse with the bone over time.
  • Importance of Aftercare and Maintenance: Follow your dentist's instructions for dental implant aftercare to ensure successful results.
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    Dental Implant Surgery

    At Progressive Dental & Associates, we can provide you with dental implant surgery to replace your missing tooth. Even though oral health care has improved, the majority of adults still lose at least one tooth during their lifetime. Whether this is due to old age, an accident, or gum disease, we have the most durable solution for replacing your teeth. This is the only procedure that replaces both your lost root and tooth, since dentures and dental bridges only replace the visible portion of your tooth. In order to place implants, we must conduct dental implant surgery, where a titanium post is inserted under the gums and secured to the jawbone. The bone and metal will fuse together through the process of osseointegration, creating a durable root system for your new tooth (crown) to be attached to. If you are considering this procedure, we encourage you to call (708) 980-0110 to schedule a consultation with our Matteson dental office.

    Dental Implant Surgery: What To Expect From The Actual Procedure

    On the day you visit our Illinois dental office for surgery, you will be given anesthesia so you will not feel anything while the implant is being placed. The procedure itself can take anywhere from 30 minutes for a single implant to several hours. If you are having multiple teeth replaced with implants, we will let you know how long the process will take and whether or not you will need to have it completed over the course of two appointments.
    Post-Operation Care for Dental Implants
    Given that dental implant surgery is an invasive process, you can expect to have some swelling and sensitivity after the fact. While perfectly natural, you must take good care of your mouth in order to prevent an infection or unnecessary irritation. We suggest taking ibuprofen to decrease swelling and manage discomfort. You can also use an icepack or cold compress for 15 minutes at a time. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we generally recommend taking a couple of days off work while you are recovering. After two to five days, you should feel normal again, though your gums may remain slightly sensitive for a little longer.
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    Dental Implant Recovery FAQs

    What can I eat after oral surgery?

    We recommend you eat foods that are soft and easy to chew or that require no chewing at all. A perfect example would be yogurt, warm soup, ice cream, smoothies, and steamed vegetables. Dr. Durr can provide you with a more detailed list during your pre-operative consultation. You should also be sure to avoid food difficult to chew, like steak, or things that are sharp, like tortilla chips, since they can further irritate your gum tissue.
    Most of our Matteson patients report feeling normal within a week of dental implant surgery. The first couple of days will be the most uncomfortable, but every day you should feel slightly better, and ibuprofen or Tylenol should be enough to increase your comfort.
    When you visit our 60443 dental office, we will discuss pain management with you. You will be given anesthesia during the actual procedure so you can relax and feel comfortable during the entire process. Afterwards, you can take over-the-counter medication to manage your pain, and by doing so as directed, you will remain fairly comfortable. The key is to stay ahead of your discomfort, so if the bottle says that you can take two pills every four hours – take them every four hours. As long as you do so, you should be able to go through your day without any severe discomfort.
    When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Durr can provide you with a good idea of when your new tooth will be attached. For the most part, we wait until the process of osseointegration has taken place and the titanium post has integrated into the jawbone. This provides the most durable base to attach your new crown to. Typically, this process can take anywhere from three to six months to complete, though there are other options we can explore if you are on a tight timeframe. To ensure your smile is intact while you wait, we can provide you with a temporary denture to wear. The denture will be attached using wires, similar to a retainer, and can come out whenever you want it to. This way, your smile will appear intact until we are ready to secure your new tooth (crown) in place. We will schedule you for a follow up visit to inspect your implant and give you a better idea of how the healing process is going at that time.
    Yes, at Progressive Dental & Associates, we place implants on a regular basis, giving them to patients who are tired of wearing removable dentures and want something more permanent. Since dentures can easily slip out of place, switching to implants can make it easier to eat, speak, and engage in normal daily activities. If you have worn dentures for some time, you may be suffering from resorption. If this is the case, your jawbone may not have sufficient density to support an implant. In this case, we may recommend a bone graft prior to getting started. To discuss this further, call (708) 980-0110 and schedule an examination. After physically examining your teeth and taking x-rays, we can create a full treatment plan for you.
    Before you can begin, we need to examine you and take x-rays to determine the density of your jawbone. This appointment will be non-invasive and comfortable. We can present you with all of the options available to you and discuss the ins and outs of each treatment solution. This will allow you to ask questions and select the option that is best for you. To get started, call our Matteson dental office at (708) 980-0110.

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    Dr. Robert D. Durr graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Durr attends countless hours of continuing education at post-doctoral symposiums all over the country every year. Dr. Durr is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and member of DOCS. Since he began practicing dentistry, he has kept up-to-date on many of the latest products, procedures and dental technology, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care possible.

    Testimonials From Our Patients

    We are thrilled to offer exceptional services that exceed expectations!
    Patty Cahue
    December 12, 2023
    I highly recommend Dr Durr at Preogressive Dental in Matteson, he and his Staff are kind and caring. Dr Durr is very gentle when caring for your teeth. He also explains what the plan of care is before he treats you and is letting you what he is doing as he goes!! His assistant is there making sure you are ok at all time.. I love the office staff!!
    Andrea Wiley
    November 28, 2023
    Dr. Durr office took care of my problem right away. They were very prompt and showed exceptional care. I appreciate all the I tentativeness on my teeth. Thank you so much ☺️
    Romaine C
    November 9, 2023
    The service was really great!! They all definitely made me feel comfortable about the procedure that I was going to be getting done. The staff was amazing! I definitely recommend them!!
    Michael Usher
    October 24, 2023
    Always great service. Every time I come best Dentist office in the city. I would tell you to come by, but I don’t want you to know about my hidden jewels Progressive Dental
    Edwina Thomas-Bull
    October 23, 2023
    I am doing this review for my husband Robert. He says that his experience was awesome! The assistants are awesome & the dentist was fantastic. He says makes him more comfortable thinking about any future visits he may have since he’s always apprehensive & nervous about dental visits. Great place he says
    Andrea Siegmeyer
    October 3, 2023
    Staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Durr was kind and gentle. Did not feel rushed and he answered all of my questions. He even asked permission to touch my teeth because I told him I was having pain. No dentist has ever done that. I am an extremely fearful patient and I felt comfortable and cared for during my visit. Thank you!
    Donna G
    September 26, 2023
    I’ve had a good experience working with the Progressive Team. The office is very clean, the staff is polite and very prompt, the longest I’ve waited was maybe 5 minutes. So you can beat that.
    September 11, 2023
    Today was my first visit to the dental office. I must say, everyone from the reception desk to the exam room were exceptionally nice and helpful. Dr. Durr was excellent and answered all of my questions.

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