Dentist Plainfield, IL
15724 South Route 59
Suite 106
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 254-0224



Dental Implants

Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants in our Plainfield office can offer you a long-lasting, permanent solution to a missing tooth. 

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Dental implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful dental implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.

Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.

What can I expect from the dental implant procedure?

Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.

Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.

Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time. Our Plainfield dentist can answer any questions you may have during a consultation!

If you have any questions about dental implants, call Gianni Dental in Plainfield, IL at (815) 254-0224!