Dental Implants

Are dental implants right for you?

If you have missing teeth, you can restore your smile by choosing to undergo dental implants surgery. Benjamin S. Fiss, D.D.S. is an extensively trained dental implants professional, attracting patients throughout Illinois, from such cities as Evanston and Glencoe.

Perhaps your dentures don’t fit as securely or comfortably as they once did. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Or, perhaps you have loose teeth that need to be stabilized after treatment of advanced gum disease.

If any of these situations keep you from feeling good about yourself and your smile, dental implants may be a solution for you. Technological advancements in dental materials and techniques have improved the success rate of implants, enabling many patients to enjoy comfort and confidence in their oral health.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial substitutes for natural tooth roots. The implants are small anchors shaped like screws, cylinders or blades, and are placed into the jawbone. Replacement teeth are attached to the part of the implant that projects through the gum.

What do dental implants do?

Provide non-removable tooth replacements in the toothless jaw
Implant Fixed Bridge
Provide support for a full denture, making it more secure and comfortable
IMPLANT REMOVABLE DENTURE
Support a fixed bridge, eliminating the need for a removable partial denture

IMPLANT-FIXED BRIDGE
Assist in the replacement of a single tooth without the need to alter adjacent natural teeth
Single-tooth implant
Would I benefit from a dental implant?
The first step is placing the implants into the jawbone. After this surgical treatment, the bone in the jaw attaches to the implants, holding them firmly in place. The attachment of bone to the implant usually takes three to six months.

Second, small metal posts or cylinders are attached to the implant, projecting through the gums. After this second surgical treatment, the gums take several weeks to heal.

Third, replacement teeth are created and securely attached to the small metal posts or cylinders. Several fittings of the new teeth may be needed.

After treatment is completed, brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly are essential to the success of the dental implant.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants can support replacement teeth much the same way as tooth roots support natural teeth. Dental implants provide an alternative to a denture that wobbles, clicks or causes pain. Dental implants also can prevent embarrassment about spaces from missing teeth. Instead, you can smile and speak with confidence, and enjoy your favorite foods again. When tested dental implant systems are placed by trained dentists, they can have a success rate of greater than 90 percent. In fact, with effective oral care at home and regular dental visits, dental implants have lasted as long as 20 years and may last a lifetime.

What are the disadvantages?

A dental implant requires a greater financial investment than a removable bridge or conventional denture. On the other hand, an implant can offer advantages in terms of comfort and appearance-benefits many patients find well worth the cost.

A dental implant also requires an investment in time, perhaps three to nine months from start to finish. If you consider that implants have lasted as long as 20 years and can last a lifetime, the investment in time is quite reasonable.

As with any surgical procedure, dental implants involve a risk of infection. Occasionally, a implant may loosen and require replacement. Because each person is unique, implant success cannot be guaranteed.

What is the treatment like?

The treatment will vary depending upon the type of implant and the health of the patient. For example, many patients can receive implant treatment in the dental office. A brief hospital stay may be necessary for other patients. A local and/or general anesthetic will be used to help ensure patient comfort during the treatment.

The first step is placing the implants into the jawbone. After this surgical treatment, the bone in the jaw attaches to the implants, holding them firmly in place. The attachment of bone to the implant usually takes three to six months.

Cylinder Attached To Implant
Second, small metal posts or cylinders are attached to the implant, projecting through the gums. After this second surgical treatment, the gums take several weeks to heal.

Small Meta Posts – Cylinders
Third, replacement teeth are created and securely attached to the small metal posts or cylinders. Several fittings of the new teeth may be needed.

Replacement Tooth
After treatment is completed, brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly are essential to the success of the dental implant.

Final Result of Dental Implant
Treatments Combined with Dental Implants
Depending on your goals, our Chicago dental implants professional may suggest additional cosmetic procedures to help you attain optimal results, such as:

Porcelain crowns
ZOOM! ® whitening treatment
Porcelain veneers
Our Chicago, Glencoe, and Evanston dental implants patients have achieved the smile they have always wanted with the help of Dr. Fiss. He strives to bring change to the lives of patients, “one smile at a time.”

ITI Dental Implants —
It’s like having your natural teeth again
A gap in baby teeth can look cute; but for an adult, the loss of a tooth can cause embarrassment.

The demand for dental implants has increased greatly in recent years.drawn implant A dental implant is a device that substitutes for the root portion of lost natural teeth. Dental implants are gently placed in the jawbone and provide a stable foundation on which replacement teeth, which look, feel and function like your natural teeth, are firmly attached.

Whether you have lost teeth through an accident or through gum disease or are just tired of ill-fitting and uncomfortable dentures, dental implants may be for you. No matter what your age or the cause of your tooth loss, The ITI Implant System, sold exclusively by Straumann in Switzerland, can help you regain your natural smile and improve the quality of your life.

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The loss of your natural teeth not only alters your appearance, it can affect your whole attitude toward life, deflating your self-esteem, causing you to avoid social situations. Many people are embarrassed about their appearance as a result of missing teeth. Others are self-conscious about gaps in teeth or are uncomfortable with ill-fitting bridgework. ITI Dental Implants have helped thousands of people regain their self-confidence. With an improved appearance and a more youthful and natural look, you will quickly regain these same feelings and return to being yourself at your best.

Just ask Dr. Benjamin S. Fiss for more details about The ITI Dental Implant System and how you too can restore that feeling of self-confidence.

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