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What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium, that is placed into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth (crown), bridge or an over-denture. Tititanium is able to integrate with the surrounding bone and become part of the body, so it's completely bio-compatible. Dental implants are an effective, safe and predictable solution to missing teeth.

Watch this video to understand how implants work and how implant surgery is done.

Importance Of Replacing Missing Teeth

Having all teeth in place, you will be able to smile, eat, and speak better. More importantly dental implants prevent the onset of poor facial profile due to the loss of bone mass in your jawbone. Dental Implants prevent bone loss by transmitting load forces during the chewing process down into the jawbone. The jawbone reacts to this loading by increasing the bone density. Dental Implants are well known in their ability to stop bone loss and restore facial skeletal structure while significantly improving digestion.

There are many unfavorable consequences from loss of teeth without replacement:

  • Migration of adjacent teeth: when there is a gap, opposing teeth may over-erupt adjacent teeth migrate towards the empty spaces resulting in food trapping and possible decay

  • Difficulty of chewing : missing teeth can cause insufficient chewing function that could possibly result in indigestion

  • Poor appearance & bone loss: loss of youthful appearance and facial structure due to bone resorption

  • Loss of lip support

  • Poor speech : difficulty in speaking especially if front teeth are missing

Can You Benefit From Dental Implant?

Dental implants are the best option for adults whose jawbones are fully-developed. An ideal candidate is a patient with general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to an accident, gum disease, injury, or some other reason. It is important that you have enough dental bone to support the implant. There are some health conditions which warrant special consideration. Certain chronic diseases, heavy smoking, or alcohol abuse may contraindicate implant treatment.

Our priority is making sure that your dental and overall health are stable. Dr. Anton Zhadovich is happy to work with you to help you prepare for getting an implant.

Dental implants represent the highest standard of dental care. If you want a permanent solution without the hassle of cleaning a removable device, then an implant is probably right for you.

Cost of Dental Implants in Chicago

Dental implants require the highest standards of dental care. The complexity of the procedure can drive the cost of the treatment. Luckily, Dr. Anton Zhadovich strives to make dental care accessible for all patients, while providing the quality you deserve. For patients with no insurance, or no implant coverage, we have special offers available for implants! Make an appointment with Archer Dental to learn more about the cost of dental implants and consult with the dentist.

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How Dental Implants Can Be Used To Improve Your Smile?

Single-Tooth Implants

One implant and a crown can replace a missing tooth. A dental implant replace both the lost natural tooth and its root. 

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Implant-supported bridge

If the patient is missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. The crowns are connected to each other to form one piece.

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Implant supported overdenture 

Snap on denture is used when all teeth are missing, but patient has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. The denture has special attachments that snap onto the implants.

Dr. Anton Zhadovich at Archer Dental is a member of International Dental Implants Association

Dr. Zhadovich is persistent in taking continuing education courses and seminars about implant dentistry on regular basis to better serve his patients. Implant dentistry is always improving and our dentist is on top of it.