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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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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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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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Implant Supported Crown vs. Tooth Supported Bridge

Is An Implant Supported Crown Right For You?

replacing a single toothWhen replacing a single tooth that has been lost, there are two usual treatments to consider. There is the conventional tooth supported bridge or the implant supported crown. When a standard bridge is put in place in order to replace an absent tooth, the teeth to either side are ground to stumps so that the bridge can be fit and cemented into place. This technique may be relatively attractive and able to function for a while. But the price to pay for this is that the adjacent teeth are permanently compromised, affecting your overall dental health. In addition, a tooth supported bridge won’t restore the bone which once secured the tooth root. Without a root keeping bone secure, it deteriorates or disintegrates.

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Dental Implants: A Dental Field Breakthrough

Dental Implants Have Revolutionized Tooth Replacement Methods

dental implant surgeryDental implants are the greatest development in the dental field, presenting a contemporary resolution for absent or diseased teeth. Implants appear, feel, and perform the same as normal teeth. They support a dynamic way of life and can give you the value of life you merit. A rate of success of nearly ninety-five percent and close to fifty years of scientific research to support them, dental implants are the ultimate treatment for replacing missing teeth. Their benefits are many. Traditional choices like bridges and dentures frequently are problematic when it comes to comfort, appearance, stability and long wear. They may erode self-confidence, nutrition and a general sense of well-being.



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Computer Guided Implant Surgery

Computer Guided Implant Surgery

computer-guided-implant-surgeryOne of today’s most sophisticated and highly successful procedures is called computer guided implant surgery. It incorporates a person’s CT imaging to plot out the best implant surgery options. Traditional x-ray imaging is limited, making exact implementation of a surgical plan hard. In contrast to the conventional x-ray imaging, guided implant surgery allows for uncommon accuracy and precision. The advantages of this break-through technology over traditional imaging are many.

Computer Guided Implant Surgery Uses the Below Equipment and Techniques:

Medical or Cone-beam CT

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A custom surgical template designed for every individual patient

Implant development software

3-D CT Scan Software

3-d CT Scan software helps  map out treatment and surgical execution. Our technology used at the Center For Oral Surgery And Dental Implants integrates 3-D CT scanning, advanced CAD-CAM software, and biomedical engineering. It meshes in concert, allowing us unmatched accurateness and effortlessness in providing our patients the highest quality computer guided dental implant placement and for virtually every type of tooth replacement.

Computer Guided Implant Surgery offers Superior Safety and Predictability

When using computer guided implant surgery, we map out your treatment to the highest degree of quality. Using this technique allows for superior safety and predictability beyond what can be expected of “freehand” implant procedures.

Guided Implant Surgery Significantly Reduces Soreness and Inflammation

In comparison to traditional treatments, guided implant placement will significantly reduce soreness and inflammation. Additionally, this revolutionary technique will reduce the frequency and length of appointments needed, and that means far less intrusion in your daily life. Taking advantage of this innovative technique when considering your options for dental implants will produce benefits beyond any that can be offered by conventional methods.

If you are interested in oral surgery options and want to set up a consultation with Dr. Karras, please call 847-677-6647 or visit us at 6677 N Lincoln Ave #100, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

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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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