Providing state-of-the-art treatments for patients with missing teeth, Dr. Michael Wasserman places and restores dental implants to help patients achieve a lifelike, full smile after tooth loss. Port Clinton Dental Care in Highland Park, IL, offers the latest dental technologies and advanced prosthetics to help you undergo efficient and successful treatment. Dr. Wasserman provides innovative, individually-tailored implant solutions for his patients, including those who may not be candidates for traditional dental implants.
Dental implants are small titanium posts designed to function as substitute roots for missing teeth. Surgically placed in the bone underlying your gum tissue, implants fuse with the jaw, becoming a permanent part of your body. These posts can then provide a strong, reliable base to support prosthetic restorations. Dental implants are an ideal way to secure dental crowns, bridges, and full-arch dentures.
Dr. Wassmeran exclusively places mini dental implants because they are smaller, result in less invasive procedures, and can often be an ideal alternative for patients with bone loss. With these implant posts, there is usually no need for bone grafting prior to implants placement. If you wish to receive traditional implants, our team can coordinate your treatment with a trusted oral surgeon.
Significant, Lasting Advantages
Compared to traditional, removable dental appliances, implant-supported prosthetics offer many benefits, such as:
- Implant-supported restorations are extremely secure, eliminating common concerns about false teeth wobbling or suddenly slipping out of position.
- Patients can enjoy a wide, varied diet rather than endure frustrating food restrictions.
- Fitting snugly against your gum line, implant-supported restorations look and feel like your natural teeth.
- Dental implants promote better oral health, stimulating the jaw bone to prevent atrophy and shrinkage.
Many of these benefits make dental implants a life-changing option to help patients restore their smile and replace missing teeth.
Your Restorative Timeline
At your initial appointment, Dr. Wasserman will perform a diagnostic assessment, answer questions, and discuss your needs and treatment goals. For prospective patients, a bone density test is always required to confirm there is sufficient bone volume to support the implants, especially if you are receiving traditional implant posts. Using these advanced scans, our team can plan a highly precise surgery for implant placement.
When you receive your implants, you will first receive appropriate sedation. Once your are comfortable, your surgeon will place incisions in your gums. Through these incisions, they will create a small space in your jaw for the dental implant before securing the threaded post in place. Once the implant is firmly settled in your jaw, your doctor will close your incisions.
Your durable, implant-supported restorations will be remarkably natural looking, designed to fit and flatter your face and skin tone.
Over the next three to six months, your jaw will fuse with these implant posts through a process known as osseointegration. The biocompatible titanium can become a permanent part of your anatomy to support your custom restoration. Once your haw has healed, we can create and provide your personalized crown, bridge, or denture. Port Clinton Dental Care works with a partner laboratory that uses the finest quality ceramic materials. Your durable, implant-supported restorations will be remarkably natural looking, designed to fit and flatter your face and skin tone.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you ready to explore a dental implants solution for tooth loss? We can provide the dental implants treatment and restorations you need to rebuild your smile after tooth loss. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Wasserman, please contact our office online or call (847) 432-1416 today.