A dental implant is a tooth replacement that helps restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Dental implants are strong, lifelike, and can complete your smile when you having missing teeth. The actual implant consists of a small screw that’s inserted into the jaw onto which a dental crown will be placed....
Denture wearers know the problems that are just part of having dentures: loose dentures; especially the bottom denture; dealing with adhesives; food getting caught between the denture and the gum; and daily cleaning. When someone loses their teeth, they may think that dealing with the hassles of dentures is...
The sinus graft, sometimes called a sinus lift, makes it possible for many people to have dental implants when years ago there was no other option other than wearing loose dentures. If you have missing teeth and are considering dental implants to replace them, your dentist may tell you that...
As an effective an long-term solution for people suffering from missing, broken or infected teeth, a common question is, how much will dental implant treatment cost? I am often asked this question, and as the answer depends on multiple factors that are specific to the condition and needs of...
If you are suffering from damaged, decayed or missing teeth, dental implants may be the ideal solution. The implants provide a strong foundation for custom-made replacement teeth that feel and look completely natural, and they are an effective, long-lasting solution for a variety of dental issues. In addition to supporting...
When several teeth are missing, or require removal, one must take significant steps to restore the functional bite. Proper chewing, speech and muscle integrity occur only when teeth, or their replacements, are arranged side-by-side and in an upright position. After all, a normal, closed bite creates approximately 120 pounds...
A common question from patients looking to correct their smile with dental implants. As an Prosthodontist from Orland Park, IL, I hope to provide some information and my answer to this question.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40vTu7vParI
Many adults today have been told they have periodontal (gum) disease, which can range in severity but the impacts of more severe cases can lead to damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In such cases I am often asked by this patient base whether...
In a perfect world, our teeth would last a lifetime. Unfortunately, tooth decay, trauma and gingivitis strike millions of people each year, leading to tooth loss. Luckily, the latest advances in dental technology have delivered an effective and attractive treatment for restoring your smile: mini dental implants. These small titanium...
The answer to this common question is most assuredly, yes. Patients are frequently referred to Prosthodontists to “repair” their jaws, after having lost several teeth due to tooth fractures, failure of a root canals, extensive decay, and bone loss from periodontal disease. In some of these cases, the damage...