Tooth Loss is a Common Occurrence
Tooth loss not only affects the aesthetics and function of your smile, but can land a serious blow on your self-confidence. Even though tooth loss is very common, it can be harmful to your oral health as teeth begin to shift, your bite changes, or when jaw bone loss occurs. You might feel completely alone in your suffering, but you are actually one of nearly 180 million people in the U.S. who have one or more missing teeth! Many people do not realize that dental implants can offer the improved aesthetics and function they have been missing, while simultaneously improving oral heath through jaw bone stimulation. Implants can be used to replace one, multiple or an entire arch of teeth and can be a lifelong solution to tooth loss.
Dental Implants Support a Healthy Smile
Dental implants provide you with a healthy, functional smile. How do dental implants work? Dr. Segal uses a combination of dental cone beam CT scans and guided implant surgery to ensure your dental implant is placed in the most precise location for optimum, accurate results. The three-part structure involves placing a titanium post into the socket of your missing tooth, where it will fuse to your existing jaw bone. Next, an abutment is inserted and will provide the connection between your implant and dental crown. During the restoration process (usually performed by your general dentist), the ceramic crown is permanently attached to the abutment. Your new dental implant will look and act like a natural tooth, and with proper care, can last a lifetime!
Your Dental Implant Options
Single dental implant: If you are missing even one tooth, your oral health is at risk. Without a tooth to stimulate the jaw bone, bone atrophy begins to occur which can lead to shifting of other teeth or increased risk of infection. We can replace your missing tooth with a natural-looking implant and crown the same day a tooth is removed.
Multiple dental implants: Missing more than one tooth is common and should be addressed immediately. Unlike a tooth supported bridge which relies on surrounding teeth to support the restoration, implants provide a healthy, more natural alternative to bridges, which will never shift, decay or require root canal treatment.
Full arch dental implants: If you have dentures and are looking for a more stable, healthier alternative, we can complete your smile in one visit. This option uses a number of dental implants (as few as four) surgically placed in the jaw bone to support a custom, natural-looking prosthesis. There are no pastes or need to worry about slipping dentures; this option is designed to stay in place.
Benefits of receiving dental implants:
Natural look and function
Healthy jaw bone stimulation
Improved comfort and durability
Eat the foods you want
Put Your Trust in State-of-the-Art Care
Dr. Segal is a highly trained periodontist, offering single, multiple, and full-arch dental implants to fit your unique dental needs. When he is not with patients, Dr. Segal is continuing his education and staying up-to-date on the latest technology to provide you with state-of-the art care. He regularly lectures on advances in periodontics and implants and has been selected by his peers to serve in numerous appointments in prestigious organizations, including the Illinois State Dental Society. Dr. Segal brings this same passion and dedication to every appointment and consultation so you receive the quality and personalized care you deserve.