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Lower Teeth Replacement Options

Exploring Your Lower Teeth Replacement Choices

missing lower teethOften, for people who wear traditional dentures after having undergone both upper and lower teeth replacement, it’s not the upper denture that’s the problem. Conventional lower dentures can be challenging to keep in place, no matter how much adhesive is used. But, over the years, dental implant advancements for securing lower dentures have solved this dilemma.

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Tooth Replacement Options In Chicago

Chicago Area Tooth Replacement Choices

replacing missing teethEven though you may think oral health and the overall health of your body isn’t related, quite the opposite is true! Replacing missing teeth is essential for eating properly and, no small matter in itself, your sense of self-esteem. Missing teeth affect the mouth’s natural bite, clarity of speech and the kinds of foods you are able to eat. When essential tooth replacement procedures are ignored, the reliance placed on the teeth that remain increases the likelihood that they’ll be weakened, be worn down or suffer damage. All this can result in more tooth loss.

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Enhancing Smiles and Lives with Dental Implants

Get Back Your Smile with Dental Implants

cosmetic dental implantsHow can you improve your looks easily and quickly? One of the very best ways is to improve your smile is with dental implants. A healthful, nice-looking smile positively affects relationships, whether personal, public or professional. An attractive smile enhances your self-esteem, and that in turn allows you to approach the world with confidence and positivity. Cosmetic dental implants restore not just your smile, but your quality of life.



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The Dental Implant Procedure: What To Expect

The Four Basic Steps of the Dental Implant Procedure

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  1. The Consult.

First, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Spiro Karras. This important first step in dental implant dentistry is vital in determining your possible candidacy for a dental implant procedure. There will be 3D CT scanning. The doctor will possibly haven dental impressions taken in order to create a model of your teeth. This way the doctor will be able to design the very best dental implant procedure for you. From start to finish, each phase of the process is designed to assure that you receive the very best quality care during procedure and results from your replacement teeth.

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A Better Fit For Dentures: Stabilizing With Dental Implants

Today’s Dentures Fit and Feel Better Because of Dental Implants

denture implantsConventional dentures were once the best tooth replacement option available to patients suffering from complete tooth loss. But today, procedures like the All On 4 dental implants and other related methods, takes that traditional model to a whole new level.

Let’s take a closer look at the old model first. There are many disadvantages to conventional dentures. Among them are:


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Multiple Teeth Replacement Options

Welcome to the 21st Century! Multiple Teeth Replacement Today

teeth replacement optionsThe three most commonly used procedures regarding the absence of multiple teeth are the traditional tooth supported bridge, a detachable partial denture or an implant supported bridge. No tooth replacement circumstance shines a brighter light on the superior benefits of implant supported teeth than in the case of multiple teeth replacement.

Using the most advanced, cutting-edge technology in dental scanning and X-ray, today’s dental professionals can offer quality, perfectly teeth replacement options that would have once been thought of as science fiction.



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A Look at the Structure of Dental Implants

First, the Basics. What Are Dental Implants?

teeth implantsDental implants installed by the average implant specialist is called a root-form implant. This means that it is a substitution for a tooth root that replaces the natural root in the area where the tooth is lost. It’s highly imperative to replace the root when considering your dental replacement options and not just the visible part (which is the crown). Why? It is the natural root, secure within the jaw or upper mouth that preserves the bone. Without the root, there is no tooth!


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Severe Mouth Bone Loss Is No Longer An Obstacle!

For People With Severe Mouth Bone Loss, There Is Hope

jaw bone lossA crucial aspect of all implant successes is the accessibility of sufficient bone to secure implants and sustain osseointegration. Osseointegration is where the implant fuses with the bone of the jaw. Years ago, those who suffered from extensive mouth bone loss often had to deal with surgical bone grafting or may even be deemed unfit for dental implants, which meant their only option was ill-fitting dental plates.

Today, however, regardless of extensive mouth or jaw bone loss, people in need of dental implants will find the latest technologies and methods at their disposal at the Advanced Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. Among these are bone grafting and regeneration. But in the case of severe mouth bone loss, the Zygomatic procedure may be the best option.

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Dentures vs. Denture Implants: Which Is Right For You?

Are Denture Implants Better Than Traditional Dentures?

denture implantsOnce, when someone was missing all of their teeth, dentures were the only option. Today, however, far better solutions are available. Among them, denture implants.

The Disadvantages of Dentures

Traditional dentures are no longer the standard in advanced tooth replacement. And that’s easy to understand when you consider just a few of the disadvantages listed below:

Often there is much discomfort and, frequently outright pain.

Conventional dentures are not always natural looking, particularly when chewing.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

How Dental Implants Work

dental implant procedureWith dental implants, the aim is to restore a patient’s mouth to its true state as much as can possibly be done. When the full tooth – root and all- is replaced, that tooth’s original function is replicated by a solid groundwork resulting is pain-free biting and chewing. Plus, artificiality of both appearance and feel within the mouth is a non-issue.

Dental implants safe-guard facial structure. It prevents bone loss which usually happens with tooth loss. That means facial structure remains unchanged and unharmed. A significant point indeed, particularly in cases where all teeth are missing. A full one-third of the face can collapse, should proper preservation of bone not take place during an implant procedure.


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