Audrey Sim, DDS •785 S. Randall Road •Algonquin, IL 60102

Your First Choice for
Complete Care & Dental Excellence

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history.

During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Sim. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Audrey can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

When you and your family need comprehensive restorative dental care, Dr. Audrey Sim can help. This highly experienced local dentist serves the residents of Algonquin, IL as well as the nearby Illinois communities of Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Huntley and Lake in the Hills.

To learn more about our dental implants, please give us a call at 847.854.9833. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation with Dr. Audrey Sim.

Patient Reviews

"Dr. Audrey is a happy person. You can feel this in the care her team delivers from the moment you walk in the door. It makes me feel relieved to put my trust in such an intelligent, confident dentist. She employs many technologies to manage pain. The bridge Dr. Audrey created for me is perfect!"

Since 1993 Dr. Audrey Sim has provided comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions to residents of Algonquin and nearby communities. Her restorative dentistry services include full mouth restoration and rehabilitation, same-day crowns, implant restorations, dentures, periodontal gum therapy and root canal treatments. For her cosmetic dentistry treatments, she offers porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, porcelain inlays and onlays, teeth whitening, dental imaging and Six Month Smiles.

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