Chicago Dental Implants
Our team at Archer Dental Chicago provides dental implants in a way that is comfortable and functional. We utilize technology like CBCT 3D X-Ray and i-Tero scanner during the preparation for the implant surgery to ensure the best outcome. We take the time to make sure that every aspect of the procedure is completed with the highest standard of quality – the first time.
We understand that missing teeth can reduce quality of life, causing people to hide their smile and affect their confidence. The gap that missing teeth create can become infected with bacteria, nearby teeth can shift, this makes it difficult for the patient to speak or eat correctly. The dental specialist at Archer Dental in Archer Heights is understanding of hardship a missing tooth can create. We provide dental implants so that our patients can regain their self-confidence, improve their health and quality of life. Continue reading this article to get answers to questions like "what are dental implants?", "why is it necessary to replace missing teeth?", "what is the cost of dental implants?", "what is the process for installing an implant?", "are dental implants better than dentures or bridges?".
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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 changes in the facial profile, that can develop as a result of the loss of bone mass in jawbone. Dental Implants help prevent bone loss by transmitting load forces during the chewing process down into the jawbone, which increases the bone density. Dental Implants are well known for their ability to stop bone loss and restore facial skeletal structure while significantly improving digestion.
Loss of teeth can lead to the following consequences:
Movement of adjacent teeth: when there is a gap, opposing teeth may over-erupt and adjacent teeth migrate towards the empty spaces resulting in food trapping and possible decay
Difficulty chewing: missing teeth can cause insufficient chewing function that could possibly result in indigestion
Changes in appearance due to bone loss: loss of youthful appearance and facial structure as a result of the process called bone resorption
Loss of lip support
Changes in speech: difficulty speaking, especially when front teeth are missing
Loss Of Bone Density Due To Missing Teeth
Our teeth naturally stimulate bone growth and preserve it through chewing and biting forces. When a tooth is missing, the forces are no longer transferred to the bone, causing the bone to disintegrate over time, a process known as resorption. Missing teeth can significantly contribute to bone loss. In fact, the first year after losing a tooth, 25% of the surrounding bone is lost and resorption will continue over time.
In most cases, with the new technologies and products available in the field of dental implants, there are treatment options available if the density of the bone is not enough to support a dental implant. We encourage patients to get help as soon as possible after losing a tooth. also, patients that experience the following should see an implant specialist right away: excessive use of denture adhesives, chewing only soft food, inability to eat certain foods, constant mouth sores, unhappy with the appearance of one's teeth and bite position (in some cases the nose and chin getting closer together). The sooner we correct the problems with dental implants, the more treatment options the patient will have available. If you have any or all of the above symptoms, implants can very well be the answer for you.
Can You Benefit From Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the best option for adults with missing teeth, whose jawbones are fully-developed. An ideal candidate is a patient with general oral health who have lost a tooth or multiple 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.
How Dental Implants Can Be Used To Improve Your Smile?
One implant and a crown can replace a missing tooth. A dental implant replace both the lost natural tooth and its root.
If the patient is missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. The crowns are connected to each other to form one piece.
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.