What are Dental Implants?

Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. They 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.

There are several different kinds of implants:

Single tooth replacement — an implant is placed and allowed to heal before a replacement tooth – custom shaped to fit your unique smile – is affixed to the anchor, giving you a brand new smile.

Anterior replacement uses implants to fill in gaps in the front teeth (incisors and cuspids), while posterior replacement are used to replace the back teeth (bicuspids and molars) to improve jaw function and natural tooth placement. Replacement teeth are attached to pre-installed anchors and any necessary extensions to create a fuller, brighter smile.

Full upper replacements or full lower replacements, which can be used as an alternative to both full and partial dentures. These implants rely on multiple anchors, and in the case of uppers, extensions to affix the replacement teeth. This eliminates the need for denture cream and for removing and replacing dentures regularly.


Dental Arts of Orland

10737 Winterset Dr
Orland Park, IL 60467

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