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.