Advanced Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

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Bone Grafting | Dental Implants In Chicago

Bone Grafting Techniques

dental implants chicagoAfter tooth removal, frequent re-absorption of the adjacent bone occurs, the results of which is loss of bone stature and breadth.  As bone reabsorbs the overlying tissue can lose volume and its typical anatomic form. This lack of bone and gum tissue that follows tooth extraction frequently results in function loss and aesthetic defects, resulting in an unpleasant collapsed look. With our approach to bone preservation and grafting, using a number of bone resources, the patient’s physical appearance is drastically improved.

Bone Preservation Relating To Dental Implants

We take a hands-on stance regarding bone preservation. Advances in bone graft methods and bioengineering have significantly reduced the bone and gum tissue loss that follows tooth extraction. Often such loss can be fully eliminated. This procedure is called ridge preservation bone grafting. Upon the extraction of any teeth, a specifically bioengineered graft substance is set into the empty tooth hollow. The graft material will support fresh bone growth and preserves bone and soft tissue after tooth extraction. This procedure vastly improves the patient’s appearance, supports healthy dental function and hygiene and the patient’s sense of general well-being.

Are You Missing Teeth? | Bone Grafting Methods

For people who have been missing teeth for a long time and the usual resulting bone loss, we employ a number of bone graft methods to repair lacking areas. This makes possible implant placement potentials that would have been absent otherwise. These procedures are comprised of sinus lift, bone grafts for the upper maxillary posterior areas, cortical block grafts which can be referred to as onlay block grafting for ridge split widening and height as well as bone grafting for poor bone ridge girth. Grating methods may employ a number of bone resources, including directly from the patient receiving the procedure, human cadaver resources, animal resources and synthetic bone. In all of these cases, a patient’s well-being is greatly improved due to an improvement in mouth function, chewing, smiling and the person’s appearance. Most patients come away from the procedure with a new, positive outlook on life.

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All On 4 Supported Dentures

What Are All On 4 Supported Dentures?

All On 4 ChicagoAll over the world, people suffer from tooth loss, gum and bone disease. It doesn’t matter your age, your nationality or your gender. It is believed by experts of dental health and disease that many hundreds of millions of people have one or more teeth missing. In the Western nations alone, the estimate is that over forty million are completely toothless. Living with absolute toothlessness is far more prevalent than many people are aware of. Too often, people are under the impression that the remedy is too complex and, so, never seek out treatment. Another barrier is outdated equipment and knowledge. Also, when a treatment is by necessity complex or multi-tiered, the expense may be beyond the means of the patient. But with fresh, ground-breaking techniques available today, these fears and old barriers can be surmounted. The All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure is a breakthrough method that is cost-saving and renowned by professionals.

Any patient who suffers with ill-fitting, agonizing dentures or is trying to live with unattractive partial bridges now has a proven, FDA approved procedure available to them. This treatment replaces teeth that are absent or no longer functional, putting a halt on further damage to the gum line and the teeth that remain.

We take great pride in being one of only a small number of dental facilities in Chicago that provides the ground-breaking All-on-4 implant method. This procedure is  specially designed for people who require fully restored upper and/or lower dentures. A qualified patient receives 4 Dental Implants in addition to a complete set of replacement teeth per arch. All in only a few appointments. Rather than taking months to heal, a patient can have the All-on-4 implants loaded at once. Within one day, your fixed provisional bridge can be done. In the history of implant dentistry, this thrilling alternative to ill dental health and appearance is virtually unmatched. Dental implant specialists are excited by this breakthrough because they can provide patients with the ability to return to an era in their lives when they enjoyed great dental health and appearance.

all on 4 dentures chicagoDr. Spiro Karras is a leading specialist of the All-on-4 process and one of only a small number of citywide specialists who delivers a fully restored arch of upper and/or lower teeth. This scientific method was developed to make treatment simpler for people who suffer ill oral health. The method takes full advantage of accessible bone, allowing the patient the capability of having fully restored mouth function on the very day of procedure. It uses just 4 implants in the jaw, using the benefit of orienting the posterior implants for the best possible support for the prosthetic bridge. And this is achieved with the smallest amount bone quantity.

The greatest advantage of the AO4 method or “All On 4” is the speed with which permanent implants and non-removable replacement teeth can replace dentures. It is an established practice involving only 4 specifically positioned implants, typically without bone grafts or additional surgical procedures. That means reduced cost and recovery time. Other methods can incorporate anywhere from six to eight –sometimes more- implants per arch. Bone grafts regularly accompany those methods. All On 4 dental implants have a success rate that far exceeds customary approaches, and is meant to last a life time.

Results are an unyielding base with which to affix the new teeth, which will not have any need for removal. The process is a time saver, a cost saver, returns your smile to its youth and original functioning, and greatly enhances your quality of life.

Call The Advanced Center For Oral Surgery And Dental Implants today at 847-677-6647.

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Dental Implant Scan 3-d I CAT

I-CAT 3-D Digital CAT Scan Chicago

What Is A 3-D Digital CAT Scan?

Dental Implant Scan 3-d I CATThe Advanced Center For Oral Surgery And Dental Implants is one of only a small number of dentistry offices in Chicago that offers an i-CAT 3-D Digital CAT scan. Dr. Spiro Karras and staff takes great pride in offering this superior service to our patients. When it comes to oral and maxillofacial implant imaging, these scans offer the fullest amount of information and pinpoint accuracy regarding the structure of patients’ mouths, faces, and jaws. Anatomy once merely estimated now becomes fully observable. Remarkably thorough diagnoses, treatment plans, minimally invasive procedures, and the likeliest results for these particular procedures are the result. Patients are thrilled with the results, the convenience and the reduced financial impact of this cutting-edge equipment.

An i-CAT 3-D Digital CAT scan is more convenient, less expensive and has drastically lowered radiation doses than traditionally-based hospital CAT scan and dental x-ray equipment. Imaging from the i-CAT reveals problems far earlier, which often may not be seen via conventional x–ray films or 2D imaging equipment. A patient sits in an “open environment,” increasing comfort and capturing the normal positioning of anatomy. Plus, this far more comfortable position results in much less stress and enhances patients’ peace of mind. And the time it takes for your specialist to learn the results can be a matter of seconds. Digital data transfers to computers in 1 minute, and displays on interactive, 3D mapping that allows easy formatting and the accurate selection of areas for near-instant viewing. The i-CAT is used with almost every dental implant patient of ours. Plus, we offer its services to other dental specialists and doctors that need to utilize the most superior imaging available for their patients.

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