Which Dental Implant Restoration is Right for You?

Deciding Which Dental Implant Suits Your New Smile

Considering dental implants to regain a beautiful, functional smile? Look no further than NorthShore Center for Oral & Facial Surgery and Implantology (NSOFS)! Our highly skilled surgeons, Dr. Walter Tatch, Dr. Salvatore Termini, and Dr Yost Smith are dedicated to providing exceptional dental implant care to patients in Lake County, Cook County, and Southeast Wisconsin. 

Call us today at (847) 623-5915 to schedule a consultation and discuss how implants can transform your smile!

What are Dental Implants?

dental implantsDental implants are revolutionary replacements that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They consist of two main parts:

  • The Implant: A small, biocompatible titanium post surgically placed in your jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. The implant fuses with the jawbone over time through osseointegration, creating a strong and stable foundation.
  • The Restoration: The artificial tooth (crown, bridge, or denture) is attached to the implant post via a small connector piece.

Dental implants offer numerous advantages over traditional bridges and dentures:

  • Enhanced Functionality: Implants allow you to eat your favorite foods with confidence, mimicking the natural biting and chewing ability of real teeth.
  • Improved Speech: Traditional dentures can sometimes slip, affecting speech. Implants provide a secure fit, eliminating speech impediments.
  • Preserved Jawbone Health: When teeth are missing, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.

What Types of Dental Implants Does Dr. Tatch Offer?

Dr. Tatch and our skilled implant dentists at NSOFS offer various dental implant options to suit your specific needs and the number of teeth you’re missing:

  • Single Implants: Ideal for replacing a single missing tooth. A custom-made crown is securely attached to an implant post, restoring aesthetics and functionality.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: These bridges replace two or more missing teeth and are anchored by two or three implants. They offer a stable and natural-looking solution for gaps in your smile.
  • Implant-Supported Prosthesis: Dr. Tatch offers both fixed and removable implant-supported options. Fixed prostheses are permanently attached to implants, providing exceptional stability and eliminating the need for messy adhesives. Removable implant-supported overdentures (overdentures) clip onto strategically placed implants for a secure and comfortable fit.

Determining Which Implant Restorations Suits Your Needs

older coupleThe best type of dental implant restoration depends on several factors, including:

  • Number of Missing Teeth: Single implants are suitable for replacing one tooth, while bridges or dentures are used for multiple missing teeth.
  • Jawbone Health: Adequate bone density is crucial for successful implant placement. Dr. Tatch will assess your jawbone health and may recommend bone grafting procedures if necessary.
  • Your Preferences: Discuss your desired level of stability and maintenance with Dr. Tatch. Fixed implant restorations offer maximum stability, while removable options require periodic removal for cleaning.

At NSOFS, Dr. Tatch will conduct a thorough consultation to understand your needs and goals. A personalized treatment plan will be developed, recommending the most suitable implant restoration for your unique situation. Call (847) 623-5915 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Why Choose NSOFS for Dental Implant Surgery?

Skill in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Tatch, Dr Smith and Dr. Termini are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, possessing the highest level of training and qualifications for implant surgery. Their extensive experience ensures a safe and successful procedure.

Advanced Training & Technology

Our surgeons continuously update their knowledge and skills, utilizing the latest advancements in implant dentistry. This translates to more predictable outcomes and minimally invasive procedures using state-of-the-art technology.

Comprehensive Care

dental operating roomNSOFS offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services, including bone grafting and other procedures that may be necessary for successful implant placement. This one-stop approach streamlines your treatment and ensures continuity of care.

Focus on Patient Comfort

We understand that surgery can be stressful. Our dedicated team prioritizes your comfort, providing a calming environment and offering various anesthesia options to ensure a relaxed experience.

Convenience & Accessibility

With locations in Gurnee  Libertyville, and Deerfield IL, NSOFS offers convenient access to expert implant care for residents of Lake County, Cook County, and Southeast Wisconsin. Schedule a consultation today using our easy online form!

Choose the Best Implant Dentists in Illinois for Your Treatment

We understand the importance of a healthy smile for your well-being and confidence.  Our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals at your first visit.

Don’t wait any longer to reclaim your smile! Contact NSOFS today at (847) 623-5915 to schedule a consultation and explore the possibilities of dental implants. You deserve a smile you can be proud of!

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