Dental Implant Surgery - Chicago, IL

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Dental Implant Surgery Provides Amazing Results

If you have one or more missing teeth, you’re not alone. According to the American Dental Association, the average adult aged 20 and 64 in the U.S. has three or more decayed or missing teeth. Missing teeth can be caused by trauma, tooth decay, gum disease, or poor nutrition. Losing a tooth can affect you emotionally, causing self-consciousness about talking, laughing, and socializing. In addition, studies show a link between missing teeth and mental health (e.g. anxiety and depression). Physical consequences include loss of bone and shifting of surrounding teeth, decay in surrounding teeth, gum infection, bite misalignment, difficulty eating and speaking, and premature changes to facial structure. The team at Millennium Periodontics have extensive experience placing dental implants in Chicago, IL, leveraging bone and soft tissue training, advanced technology, and high-quality materials to ensure optimal results. From single implants to complete reconstruction with full arch dental implants, our periodontists are dedicated to helping patients achieve healthy smiles through extraordinary care, from your first consultation to final restoration.

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Comparing Your Tooth Replacement Options

If you have missing teeth, dental bridges and conventional dentures are often recommended, but both have limitations and may present problems. A bridge involves altering the two teeth adjacent to the missing space in order to place the abutment or anchoring crown. Common complaints about dentures include difficulty eating and speaking, clicking, slipping, the need to remove and clean them, and messy adhesives. Ultimately, neither solution offers the stimulation needed to maintain a healthy jawbone or restored function to enable eating all the foods you like. Dental implants are the modern solution designed to address these needs and more. A dental implant is a titanium post or screw that is placed in your natural jawbone beneath the gap left by the missing tooth. The titanium fixture integrates with your natural jawbone over a period of 3-6 months. A connector (abutment) is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support the crowns.
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Dental Implants are the Gold Standard Tooth Replacement

Dental implants have a documented success rate of 95-98%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth replacement option. They offer versatility because they can be used to replace one tooth, a row of teeth, or a complete arch of missing teeth. Securely fixed in your jawbone, dental implants restore more than 99% of natural biting and chewing power. They’re the only permanent solution that preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Dental implants blend natural beauty with function, making it possible to eat comfortably and feel confident smiling, while improving your oral health, physical health, and overall quality of life. For these reasons, dental implants are considered the gold standard tooth replacement. While adequate bone in your jaw and healthy gums are required for successful outcomes, we treat gum disease and perform bone grafting to enable the vast majority of patients we see to receive and benefit from dental implants in Chicago, IL.

The Long-Lasting Benefits of Dental Implants

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Three Steps to a New Smile

At Millennium Periodontics, we don’t want to see you suffer another day with the negative consequences of missing teeth. If you’re experiencing the numerous side effects of missing teeth and looking for a permanent solution, you may be an ideal candidate for full mouth dental implants in Chicago, IL, at one of our two convenient locations in downtown and Wicker Park. We leverage state-of-the-art technology from Cad-Ray, BeamReaders, and NDX nSequence Dental Lab to enable precise implant planning and placement. We also work closely with a restorative dentist to discuss the best materials to use for each patient’s unique needs and streamline the process. We offer soothing nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation, based on your unique treatment needs and anxiety level. Throughout your treatment, we monitor levels of sedation and your vitals to ensure your ultimate comfort and safety.

Step 1: Consultation and Planning

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At Millennium Periodontics, we always personalize treatment, so the term one-size-fits-all approach isn’t in our vocabulary! During your initial consultation for dental implants in Chicago, IL, we’ll discuss your personal smile goals, dental and medical health, perform a thorough exam, and take images with a CBCT scanner for an in-depth look at your jawbone. The 3-D images are used to create a template that resembles a night guard with holes in the plastic to precisely guide the placement of your implants. We create a detailed treatment plan and discuss all aspects of the process so you know what to expect every step of the way. Before you leave, we’ll schedule your next visit for dental implant surgery.

Step 2: Dental Implant Surgery

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We use implants made by BioHorizons because their innovative and advanced implant solutions ensure optimal healing, high success rates, and excellent outcomes. Our team will take your blood pressure, then provide gentle administration of sedation or anesthesia to ensure your comfort during surgery. In some cases, we can extract teeth or perform bone grafting during this same appointment, thereby reducing the number of visits. Next, using the customized surgical guide, we precisely place the dental implant(s) in the pre-planned location(s) in your jawbone. Before you leave our office, we may be able to provide a temporary dental crown or set of teeth you’ll wear during the healing phase. Any postoperative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and natural supplements.

Step 3: Final Smile

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Healing time differs from person to person. In general, it can take three months or longer to heal completely. During that period, dental implants permanently fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This process is integral to the unsurpassed security and function of dental implants. After you’ve fully healed, you’ll return to our practice to receive your final restorations. We work with a restoration dentist to create final teeth that complement the shade and shape of remaining healthy teeth for a seamless smile. Dental implants provide a natural-looking and fully functional solution that can last a lifetime with a combination of proper placement, continual proper oral hygiene, and professional care.

The Benefits of Seeing Periodontist

Dental implants can positively impact your daily life and health in significant ways. But before you commit to treatment, it’s important to see an experienced and trustworthy dental implant specialist with a proven track record. While some general dentists have the experience to place dental implants, they lack the specialized training periodontists have to treat complex cases with ease and efficiency. Periodontists have specific training in implant surgery, as well as soft tissue treatments and bone grafting. Our periodontists consider functional outcomes and the unique aesthetics of your smile for the most natural results. We welcome you to schedule a consultation to learn more about how our dental implant team can transform your oral health, overall health, and quality of life with dental implants in Chicago, IL at two convenient locations in downtown and Wicker Park.

Making Transformative Dental Implants Affordable

Along with lasting, life-changing advantages, dental implants have a higher initial cost than traditional alternatives. Bridges and crowns need to be replaced every five to 15 years on average, while dental implants are permanent, making them the most cost-effective, long-term option. The higher cost of dental implants is immediately offset by dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral health, and systemic health. At Millennium Periodontics, we believe everyone should have access to the transformative effects provided by dental implants. As such, we file insurance claims on your behalf and work diligently to maximize your benefits. We also offer in-house and third-party financing with a leading financing company to make receiving dental implants from experienced periodontists in Chicago, IL more affordable!

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