If you are missing a tooth that’s affecting your comfort or confidence, a dental implant procedure could be the solution. Candidates for dental implants include those with one or more missing teeth, people who dislike dentures, or patients with a temporary dental fix. At Magical Smiles in Plainfield, Dr. Puri is a board-certified Periodontist and an Implantologist who specializes in all aspects of periodontics including surgical and non-surgical treatments of periodontal diseases, bone regeneration, soft tissue grafting, sinus augmentations and dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants have had a considerable impact on modern dentistry by offering patients a highly viable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is surgically placed, or implanted, into your jaw. Once the implant (root) is ready, it is then capped with a dental crown, creating a complete new tooth that looks and feels like a real tooth. Better yet, the replacement tooth functions as seamlessly as your regular teeth.

Dental implants can replace:

  • Same day teeth and full mouth dental implant rehabilitation
  • Overdentures
  • Hybrid dentures
  • All on four/teeth express implants

Advantages of dental implants include:

  • By preserving existing bone, implants help stabilize your teeth. 
  • Implant rehabilitation enhances your facial structure and the appearance of your smile.

The truth about dental implants is the fact that not everyone is a candidate. The best way to determine if it’s the right treatment for you is by scheduling a free dental implant consultation in our office with Dr. Puri.

What to expect during a dental implant procedure

1. Based on a thorough examination, Dr. Puri will do a computer-aided treatment simulation to determine where the implants should be placed for optimal support and comfort.

2. During a follow-up appointment, she will perform surgery under local anesthesia to place the implants. If an additional procedure such as a tooth extraction or bone shaping is necessary, Dr. Puri will perform those procedures before placing your implants. Once in place, your implants will then be fitted with temporary teeth so they can fuse with your jawbone (osseointegration).

3. During a 12- to 16-week healing period, you will be asked to avoid eating hard or chewy foods that could damage your new implants.

4. Once the process of osseointegration is finished (approximately 3 months), Dr. Puri will remove your temporary teeth and attach permanent replacement teeth to your implants.

5. Before leaving our office, you will be provided with aftercare instructions by a member of our team, You will also be asked to schedule a monthly follow-up appointments with Dr. Puri so that she can monitor your progress and check your implants.

6. Dental implant surgery recovery times vary depending upon the type and number of implants you received. In general, your recovery should be relatively quick with minimal discomfort.

Note: Magical Smiles also offers “same-day” dental implant treatments, including All-on-X dental implants. For more information about our dental implant options contact us today.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants varies and is dependent upon factors that include the type of implantation, any additional surgical procedures that might be needed, implant materials that are used, and dental insurance.

On average, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $6,000 per tooth, while implant- supported full arch restorations (like overdentures or All-on-X4) can range from $12,000 to $25,000 per jaw. Full mouth dental implants typically cost upwards from $50,000 to $60,000 or more.

At Magical Smiles, we accept most major insurance carriers and offer financing through CareCredit, allowing you to make convenient monthly payments toward your dental implant treatment plan.

Call for a “FREE” consultation

At Magical Smiles in Plainfield, our restorative dentistry solutions magically help patients

achieve the smiles of their dreams. The first step is determining if you are a candidate for dental implants. To schedule your free CBCT scan and dental implant consultation with Dr. Puri, please contact us today at 815-436-2406.

Amazing Reviews

August 1, 2023

Friendly, professional and responsive. I’ll be back

July 31, 2023

Dentist and staff were all great! I think this will be our permanent spot now. They made the kids comfortable, and took time to explain everything. Thank You!

July 20, 2023

Courteous Efficient Good service Good value

July 13, 2023

I came for an emergency appointment and liked this practice so much that I am making them my regular dental practice. Everyone was very friendly and professional. Dr Sharma did a great job treating my issue and it was easy and painless! I will be recommending this practice to everyone.

July 11, 2023

The staff is genuinely friendly. Nicole, with whom I had first contact when I made my appointment, and Heather, the dental assistant were both extremely welcoming. Dr. Sharma is so kind and attentive. He communicated with me during the proceedure and put me at ease. He was also patient when numbing my mouth; making sure that I was comfortable before he continued. He called me after my visit to check and find out if I had any questions. When I called the office with a minor concern days after my visit, I received a prompt reply. I am so grateful for the doctor and his staff. I recommend his practice for everyone.

June 28, 2023

Awesome Dentist! He was very thorough before and during the procedure. 😊 Great Customer Service & Friendly Staff. This place definitely left a smile on my face. I will recommend Magical Smiles to everyone. 😁

June 22, 2023

I recently has my four wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Sharma. I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. I was really nervous but he definitely put me at ease and it was such a smooth experience. His whole staff is so nice, they will definitely take care of you here.

June 19, 2023

Can not express the amount of CARE and SYMPATHY Dr. Puri gave me without ever seeing me before. I suffered for 8 day under a different dentist. She was BOOKED but said to me, "I can not let someone suffer in pain like you are". I was like a 5 year old with tears and fears. She brushed my head and placed ice on my forehead. Communicated all steps before hand. THAT IS WHAT WE NEED IN A DENTIST. 18 MILLION STARS

June 16, 2023

My wife and I are here in Illinois visiting old friends. Been having an issue with my teeth and gums. I knew of the problem but was unable to get it taken care of before leaving home in New Mexico. My problem worsened. A friend recommended Dr. Jyoti Puri. I was able to get in due to a cancellation. Staff was great in helping me get my records from New Mexico. Everyone from start to finish was exceptional. My dental issue was worse than I thought. Dr. Puri explained clearly in terms I could understand and presented me with some options. Her care and skills made my procedure as painless as possible. Her surgical assistants Michelle and Griselda also were great with x rays and assisting in the procedure. 5 STARS PLUS! HIGHLY RECCOMMEND