Complete Dental Implants In Glendale Heights
If you have lost one or more teeth, you can get replacements that look as good as natural teeth, function as well as natural teeth, and last up to 20 years! Dental implants have been in use since the 1980s, and with new technologies and improved techniques, they have become better and safer than ever.
You can eat all the foods you enjoyed with your natural teeth, take no special care of your teeth, and enjoy a smile where no one can tell you’ve lost teeth.
Glendale Heights Family Dental is a one-stop shop for most dental implant cases, working with individual, All-on-4®, and overdentures.
We are able to provide implant placement, restoration, and denture stabilization. In comparison, other dental offices have to refer their patients out for the placement procedure.
We happily take care of the entire treatment in-house!
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants are not cosmetic dentistry. They are an alternative to dentures as a tooth replacement option that functions most like your natural teeth because they are structured like your natural tooth. They have a root whose job is to bind your tooth to the jaw, and a crown that is attractive and sturdy for chewing.
The benefits this gives are amazing:
No diet restrictions. Once completed you can eat a crisp apple, bite a steak, or even eat corn on the cob.
No special care required. Just brush and floss normally.
Look like natural teeth.
They support themselves and don’t depend on other teeth for support.
Stimulate your jawbone to keep it healthy and sturdy.
Can be lifetime replacements with proper care.
Dental implants let you enjoy life with confidence.
You don’t have to worry your teeth will slip out, make noise, or look fake.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF INDIVIDUAL DENTAL IMPLANTS?
You can think of a dental implant as a small titanium post that looks like a screw. In a minor, routine surgical procedure using a local anesthetic, we place the dental implant into the jawbone where your tooth is missing, called a bone graft. After we have allowed this area to heal, we complete the dental implant procedure by creating a custom crown to top the post.
This crown is the part that looks like a tooth. We can use dental implants to replace one or multiple missing teeth implants just a few short years ago. And recent studies suggest that they can last a very long time, maybe a lifetime. One study showed a 92% survival rate for dental implants at an average of 18 ½ years!
The process for dental implants takes around XX months and pain-free.
WHAT IS AN ALL-ON-4® DENTAL IMPLANT?
All-on-4® allows you to have a full set of teeth without having to undergo multiple surgeries and replacements to place a full set of implants in your mouth. All-on-4® is minimally invasive using only four implants to support a full arch (upper or lower) fixed non-removable replacement teeth.
This procedure can be typically completed on one office visit under local anesthesia. For our patients who have lost all their teeth or may need to have the remaining teeth pulled due to decay, this is an amazing advancement that allows them to have a full set of teeth without undergoing multiple procedures.
Simultaneously, this solution gives patients the kind of teeth that look real and act like the original teeth.
HOW DO OVERDENTURE IMPLANTS WORK?
Overdentures, also referred to as Implant Supported Overdentures, are a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant supported dentures.
Overdentures replace your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced.
Overdentures ensure greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume.
They stay connected with bar and clip attachment methods or use a variety of abutment-based attachments (ball, magnets, and resilient stud attachments such as Locators). The most appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that is determined early in the treatment.
Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a short healing period, your dentist will place the final bridge. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
GET STARTED ON YOUR DENTAL IMPLANTS TODAY!