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The Dental Implant Procedure in Matteson, IL

The Dental Implant Procedure: Restoring Your Smile with Precision

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.

  • Restored Functionality: Dental implants mimic natural teeth, offering restored functionality and a seamless smile. They provide stability, custom-made replacements, and a natural appearance.
  • Long-Term Durability and Reliability: Dental implants are durable, potentially lasting a lifetime. The titanium post fuses with the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth.
  • Preservation of Jawbone Health: Dental implants prevent jawbone deterioration and maintain facial structure by stimulating bone tissue.
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    The Dental Implant Procedure

    At Progressive Dental & Associates, we specialize in treating patients that are suffering from The Dental Implant Procedure. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to fear of what a procedure could be like or simply do not enjoy having dental work done, give us a call. In our Matteson, Illinois dental office, we can ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed regardless of what procedure is being performed. When you visit our office, Dr. Durr will meet with you to discuss what treatments you need and create a plan for how to keep your mouth healthy while easing any fears that you have about dentistry or procedures in general. This way you will be informed and empowered to make decisions regarding dental care without experiencing any anxiety.

    Dental Implant Process Steps

    Initial Consultation

    You begin the process by scheduling an initial consultation with a dentist or oral surgeon experienced in dental implant placement. During this consultation, the dentist will evaluate your oral health, take X-rays or 3D scans of your mouth, and discuss your treatment options.

    Treatment Planning

    Based on the evaluation and diagnostic imaging, the dentist will create a customized treatment plan. This plan outlines the number of implants needed, their optimal placement locations, and the type of restoration (crown, bridge, or denture) that will be attached to the implants.

    Tooth Extraction (if necessary)

    If there are any remaining damaged or decayed teeth in the implant site, they may need to be extracted before the implant procedure.

    Implant Placement

    The dental implant placement is typically performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure. The dentist or oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the underlying jawbone. A hole is drilled into the jawbone, and the implant (usually a titanium screw) is securely placed into the bone. The gum tissue is then sutured back over the implant, leaving a small portion of the implant exposed above the gumline.

    Healing and Osseointegration

    Over the next few months (usually 3-6 months), the implant will undergo a process called osseointegration, during which it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue. This integration ensures the implant’s stability and strength.

    Abutment Placement (if necessary)

    In some cases, a small connector called an abutment may be attached to the implant post once osseointegration is complete. The abutment acts as a support structure for the final restoration.

    Impressions And Crown Placement

    After the abutment (if used) has been placed and has healed, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth. These impressions are used to create a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture that will fit perfectly over the implant(s). Once the final restoration is ready, it is securely attached to the abutment or directly to the implant post.

    Final Adjustments And Follow-Up Care

    The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the new tooth or teeth feel comfortable and function properly. After the dental implant procedure, regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and assess the long-term success of the implants. You will also receive instructions on how to care for your dental implants and maintain good oral hygiene to ensure their longevity.

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    Dental Implant Procedure FAQs

    In our Matteson dental office, we practice sedation dentistry that can be used to reduce and prevent dental anxiety. Here are some of the questions we are regularly asked about sedation.

    Will I be asleep when sedated?

    Typically not. Sleep dentistry is usually reserved for oral surgery and lengthy procedures. Sedation dentistry will help you relax and can make you drowsy, so some patients do nod off, but you are technically not put to sleep.

    To determine if you are healthy enough for sedation (most people are) we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our Illinois dental office. Dr. Durr will meet with you to discuss the type of sedation that would be best suited for your procedure and the level of dental anxiety that you are experiencing.

    The most common form of sedation is taking a pill an hour before the procedure begins. One pill can help you to feel entirely relaxed so that your dental anxiety is eliminated. Most procedures like teeth cleaning or fixing a simple cavity do not necessarily hurt so with sedation many people do not require additional medication. However, if you would like pain medication as well, we can give it to you after the sedation has taken effect.

    Yes, with sedation dentistry you can continue to engage in conversation and respond to commands but your response times may be slightly delayed and your mind not as clear as normal. This is why we recommend that you either have someone drive you home or wait until it has worn off completely before driving.

    Most of the time the sedation goes away within an hour of your procedure being complete. If you are more heavily sedated or put to sleep for oral surgery, it can take a couple of hours to feel normal but this is rare. In our Matteson dental office, we use the least amount of sedation to help you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable so that it is effective without staying in your system for too long.

    Yes, typically children need sedation when having a lot of dental work completed so that they can hold still long enough for the work to be performed. This is a unique specialty and not offered at every dentist office.

    Yes, laser dentistry is transforming how dental procedures are being completed. When you visit our 60443 dental office, you can be confident that we will use the latest technology available to make your procedure more comfortable. Lasers allow us to do so because the laser energy is fine and can target small spaces without irritating the surrounding tissue. This reduces discomfort and the recovery time. Lasers are also less invasive than traditional dental tools which means that there is less bleeding and swelling than there would be otherwise. They can be used in treating tooth decay, gum disease, and in restorative procedures. If you want a more comfortable experience and to reduce your dental anxiety, we highly recommend visiting a laser dentistry office. To learn about the procedures that we perform using lasers, call (708) 980-0110 and schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Durr. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we have found that when lasers are used many of our patients no longer need sedation or pain medication because the common factors that create dental anxiety are eliminated. For example, the noise, heat, and vibration that is traditionally associated with the dental drill is not present when using lasers.

    To learn more about sedation dentistry, new dental technology or how to reduce your dental anxiety, call and schedule an appointment with our
    Matteson dentist office today.

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    Robert D. Durr, D.M.D.

    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.
    Nadine
    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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