A missing tooth can affect your quality of life, causing pain and embarrassment while negatively impacting your health.
Dental implants support your health while providing unsurpassed stability for restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Learn how dental implants from Delany Dental Care in Gurnee, IL, can help you smile with confidence again...
Dental implants are the pinnacle of dental technology when it comes to restoring a lost tooth or teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jaw, where it becomes permanently fused to the bone tissue. An abutment is attached to the implant, which serves as the connection point with a crown, bridge, or denture crafted to look indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Your treatment plan will depend on the number of teeth you need to replace and the type of restoration required to fill the gaps in your smile. Among other oral health factors, your jawbone structure and extent of any dental decay or other oral health issues will be considered before your doctor can recommend dental implant treatment. Some patients may need to fortify their jaw through a preparatory procedure such as a bone graft or sinus lift before undergoing dental implant placement surgery.
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Not all dental implants are created equal. Dentists Ira Shapira, Mark Amidei, and Richard Cottrell at Delany Dental Care in Gurnee, IL, only use the finest materials available. Our practice offers a number of dental implant types, including All-on-4, to meet your specific oral health needs. We also offer ASTRA TECH Implant System™ EV Implants, a type of implant designed by Dr. Cottrell himself. Because our dentists are highly trained in many different areas, we can oversee your dental implant treatment from beginning to end, all at our Gurnee, IL dental office serving Lake County and North Chicago.
Find out If Dental Implants Are Right for You
Ira L. Shapira, DDS, FICCMO (left) and the team at Delany Dental Care in Gurnee, IL offer a range of dental implant treatments. Our team of dental professionals will be happy to help you determine the right solution for your needs. We are here to help you protect your health and boost your confidence with a smile you can be proud to share with the world.
If you are missing one or more teeth and are searching for a permanent restorative solution, contact our office online to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, or call our Gurnee, IL, dentistry practice serving Lake County and North Chicago at:
Regardless of which implant treatment type you choose, rest assured that Delany Dental Care in Gurnee, IL, uses only the best brands in dentistry such as Nobel Biocare®, Straumann, and Astra. Your dental implant treatment plan may involve:
Traditional Dental Implants
These implants are exceptionally durable. They require two surgeries over the course of about six months before the restoration can be attached. The first surgery involves placing the dental implant into your jawbone. Once the titanium device has fused with the bone tissue in your jaw, an abutment is placed during the second surgery. After the gum tissue heals following the second surgery, one of our dentists will secure your final restoration, which will blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
This method uses two vertical implants in the front of the jaw and two angled implants on either side of the dental arch to support a full denture. This configuration can allow patients who have experienced some bone atrophy to receive implants without the need for bone grafting. All-on-4 implants can usually support a denture immediately following placement.
Because they are about half the diameter of a traditional dental implant, mini implants can be placed during a less invasive surgery that involves inserting the implant directly through the gum tissue and into the jaw. Mini implants require less bone tissue than traditional implants, making them a popular option among those who would otherwise require a bone graft. Like All-on-4 implants, mini implants are capable of immediately supporting a restoration.
ASTRA TECH Implant System™ EV Implants
This system of ergonomically shaped implants was developed by Dr. Cottrell. Among many special features, these implants can be made to accommodate patients who have experienced bone atrophy along the ridge of the jaw, resulting in a slanted contour. They are available with a slanted top surface designed to follow this angle, preventing further changes in the shape of the ridge and often eliminating the need for bone grafting. After placement surgery, these implants typically require a recovery of about five months before they can support a denture.
Dental implants are widely considered to best long-term treatment available in modern dentistry for patients with missing teeth. That is because this cutting-edge technology provides a variety of cosmetic and practical advantages:
- Implant-supported dentures will not move or slip when you eat, speak, or laugh
- With proper care, implants can last a lifetime
- Caring for implant-supported restorations is no different than caring for natural teeth
Dental implants can also prevent changes in your facial structure. The root of a tooth provides stimulation to the bone tissue in your jaw, keeping it strong and healthy. When a tooth has been missing for a significant period of time, the lack of stimulation causes jawbone tissue to recede. As the tissue continues to deteriorate, surrounding teeth begin to shift, which in turn causes cheeks to collapse inward and lips to start to pucker. Implants are the only treatment in dentistry that can prevent jawbone recession after the loss of a tooth.
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- Comfort: To begin your implant placement procedure, our team will ensure that you are completely comfortable and relaxed. This will involve local anesthesia and any requested sedation.
- Jaw Preparation: Once you are prepared, your dentist can create a tiny incision in your gums and create a space in the jawbone for each implant.
- Placement: Next, the titanium posts will be inserted into the prepared areas and your gums will be sutured closed. All-on-4 and mini implant patients will have their restorations attached at this time for an instant complete smile.
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- Integration: Over the course of the next few months, the implant will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This typically takes approximately four to six months.
- Abutment: For traditional dental implants, after the implant and the bone tissue in your jaw have fused, an abutment will be placed during a second procedure. The abutment will connect your restoration to the implant. Healing from this second procedure takes a couple of weeks
- Restoration: Once the gum tissue has healed, we will take impressions and begin crafting your permanent restorations. The end result will be a beautiful smile that looks and functions just like natural teeth.
Delany Dental Care
Our practice has been serving the local community since 1984. Our practice is associated with:
American Dental Association
Chicago Dental Society
Illinois Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Contact our practice online or call us at (847) 623-5530 to schedule an appointment.
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