Dental ImplantsImplants are an excellent long-term solution for a variety of dental problems. The doctors at Dental Professionals have years of experience working with implants in all situations. We only use the industry’s best, most proven implants and parts. All implants are placed by specialists specifically trained in implant surgery, right in our office!
Implant therapy can be completely comfortable, with minimal to no interruption in your daily life. Ask us about scheduling a specialist consultation for dental implants at either our Chicago dental or Skokie dental practice location.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are small titanium posts which are placed where teeth are missing. Your bone grows around the titanium, creating a strong foundation for replacement teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If you are interested in how implant dentistry may benefit you, please call us to set up an implant consultation. At Dental Professionals, because we have specialist care right on site, most patients can have their implant treatment completed from start to finish all in our office!
Ways Implants are Used
Below are just some of the main applications of dental implants.
Teeth in a Day
Are you frustrated with your teeth because it always seems something is broken, hurting, or needing repair? Have you lost a number of teeth, or have been told you are about to, because of decay or gum disease?
At Dental Professionals, we have been able to help patients just like you through our teeth-in-a-day program. With this specialized technique, your failing teeth can be removed, implants placed, and teeth attached to them on the same day. Avoid ever having to have partials or dentures—these teeth are fixed in place and function just like healthy, natural teeth.
For Missing Teeth
Whether you are missing one, many, or all your teeth, dental implants are an option for almost any patient. We have worked with patients ranging from 18 to 93 years old, helping them to restore their smiles.
Immediate Implants for a Fractured Tooth
Before implants, dentists went to great lengths to save cracked, fractured, or broken teeth. This often involved a root canal treatment, crown lengthening (gum surgery), putting a post in the tooth, building up the structure, and finally putting a crown on it. Still, these teeth were found to not be very strong and frequently broke soon after.
Today, with modern implant dentistry, we the have the option of a simpler, faster, and more predictable treatment. With immediate implants, a broken tooth can be taken out and often the implant put in on the same day. This technique shortens healing time, takes fewer appointments, and can even contribute to a better esthetic result for the final restoration.
Our own Dr. Jacobs spent a good portion of his three-year prosthodontic specialty training planning, carrying out, and publishing an advanced study on the immediate implant technique. He has given presentations on the topic at both state and national specialist dental meetings. With a simple consult, he can let you know if you are a candidate for this type of procedure.
For Securing Dentures and Partials
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is their ability to stabilize loose or uncomfortable dentures and partials. With one to four implants underneath a denture or partial, we can adapt your teeth to snap into place, for comfortable, all-day function.
Studies of implants under dentures have shown that not only do they improve chewing, but they improve patients’ quality-of-life measurements in a host of different ways. You will smile, speak, and eat with more confidence knowing that your dentures are securely in place. No more clicking and no more embarrassment when a loose denture falls out.
The Assurance of Specialized Care
At Dental Professionals, you never have to worry about leaving the dentist without functioning teeth—we will make sure you finish each visit with the ability to smile, chew, and keep living your life. With any of our implant procedures, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest standard of treatment—we are your partners throughout the whole process, and long after.
You can see some examples of implant treatments in our Smile Gallery.