Dental Implants

Dental Implants at Our Oakbrook Terrace, IL Practice

Dental implants can help Oakbrook Terrace, IL patients not only feel and look better but regain independence in their lives. They are extremely durable and strong, and they mimic the appearance and functionality of a natural tooth. Smile Big Dental Specialists is skilled at providing these implants to patients who do not have all their teeth. They’re perfect for patients with missing teeth and healthy jawlines, otherwise healthy oral tissues, no underlining health conditions, and who don’t smoke. Learn more about dental implants by contacting us today.

The Implant Process at Smile Big Dental Specialists

A dental implant procedure takes three visits to our practice, spaced out by several months to give your teeth, gums, and mouth time to heal. Communication is crucial. We want our patients to understand why the process takes as much time as it does and why they shouldn’t expect instant results. The entire process can take many months, as each step requires extensive recovery time.

What to Expect:

Remove Damaged Teeth

If we are replacing a damaged tooth, we must first remove the tooth during an outpatient procedure. In some cases, you’ll need to recover from this procedure before we can begin the next steps.


Grafting is necessary when the jawbone isn’t thick enough to support an implant. We take bone material from elsewhere, or we use a synthetic bone graft procedure to reinforce the jawbone so it can withstand the rigors of chewing.


Next, we place the implant. First, we drill a hole into the jawbone before placing a screw into the hole. Then, our team puts the implant itself on top of the screw.

Abutment Placement

The abutment is a connecting element used to add a bridge. Usually, we use the abutment to fill out the implant process.

Artificial Tooth Placement

Finally, we can add the artificial tooth over the implant. The tooth will be color-matched to your existing teeth.

Understanding the Risks and Rewards of Dental Implants

There are some risks involved with any surgical procedure – minor or major. Dental implants’ risk factors include infection, injuries to other teeth or blood vessels, nerve damage, and sinus problems. However, these are rare occurrences, and our skilled dentists can help you avoid them. Before we can proceed, however, we will need to perform a comprehensive dental exam, review your medical history, and enact a treatment plan. Expect the process to take several months, but know you’ll come out on the other side with unrivaled results.

Why People Love Us

Client Testimonials

Gina H.

I have over 15 years experience in clinical dentistry and dental laboratory management. I can honestly say that Dr. Arredondo gives the best, most honest care that I have ever received. He does great work, its pain free, the office is clean, staff is professional. My parents also go here and they really love him as well. I've worked for a lot of Dentists who, in my opinion, treatment plan extra services just to bill extra production. That IS NOT the case at this office. They will take care of your needs and nothing more/nothing less. Rest assured. As a patient of this office for upwards of 7 years... I highly recommend Smile Big Dental Specialists.

Reyna S.

My boyfriend and I visited their new location at 1S376 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace, IL and absolutely adored the place. The location was very clean and updated and the staff was friendly as well as informative! I hadn't been to the dentist in a while so I'm outdated on technology but it was amazing to see the newer instruments used for the X-rays and cleanings! My hygienist David was very gentle, kind and answered everything I had questions about. The doctor came in later after my cleaning and went over everything again and informed me on how to properly care for the issues I was having...

Kekee R.

Had a stressful procedure- thought I was going in for a consultation- With that being said, I would like to thank Dr. T & Jocelyn- both were awesome, friendly & very informative. Jocelyn was welcoming from the day I made my Initial appointment. I commend Dr T for being compassionate and caring! I will recommend this office to everyone I know! I‘m grateful to have finally found a dentist office I can trust! Worth the hassle and large amount of coins! Best dentist office around!!!! Thanks again!

Keli C.

Best dentist. Treats you like family. Easy to talk with about issues.

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Smile Big Dental Specialists


1S376 Summit Ave, Court A, Unit 1E
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Hours of Operation

Mon 8:00 AM - :500 PM
Tues - Thu: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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