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Crooked Teeth? A Bracket-Free and Wire-Free Solution

man smiling without any crooked teeth

Do you have “that tooth”? The one that sticks just a little too far out? Or maybe it overlaps the one right next to it. Maybe you have two of those teeth. It’s normal for teeth to not be perfectly straight and aligned, but for aesthetic reasons, we understand the desire to find a solution for “that tooth.” That’s why Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry is proud to offer several aesthetic dentistry treatments for patients who are dealing with slightly crooked or misaligned teeth. With today’s modern dentistry innovations, crooked teeth don’t necessarily mean the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Porcelain veneers offer a faster solution for correcting the imperfect line-up of your teeth. Learn more about porcelain veneers, available in our Skokie, IL practice, below!

Want to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss? We’d love to meet you and learn more about your smile goals! Call our practice today to schedule your cosmetic consultation and get one step closer to the smile of your dreams.

What are veneers?

Think of veneers as covers for your teeth. Fabricated from very thin slivers of medical-grade ceramic, veneers are applied to the front teeth visible in your smile.

Why would I choose veneers?

Veneers are a popular aesthetic dentistry treatment because they camouflage a variety of aesthetic issues in otherwise healthy and functional teeth quickly. Veneers are usually a treatment of choice for those patients who have aesthetic issues that professional whitening or bonding cannot fix. They offer some of the most dramatic smile improvements and are completely custom to your current (and desired) smile.

How can veneers fix my crooked teeth?

Orthodontics like traditional braces and Invisalign® are great for addressing crooked teeth in combination with malocclusion (or bite problems) that stem from the upper and lower jaw not coming together properly. However, for patients without bite problems who simply desire a more aesthetic smile, veneers can offer positive results in just a matter of weeks –rather than months or years needed in traditional orthodontic work.

Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss will first prep your teeth before veneers can be applied. This may require shaping and resizing of teeth –especially those which may be overlapping or sticking out from other teeth. This process won’t be painful, as local anesthetics will help reduce any mild discomfort.

What else should I know?

It’s important to note that porcelain veneers are usually considered a permanent treatment. This means that once placed, veneers should be maintained in order to provide maximum protection for your teeth. Due to the enamel that must be removed during the placement process, teeth that are treated with veneers can be more vulnerable to damage if the veneers are removed. However, teeth with veneers remain healthy and functional; the treatment process does not damage your natural teeth. For some patients, minimal-prep veneers offer an even slimmer veneer option that requires less enamel to be removed. These are not right for every patient, but Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss can help you understand your specific treatment options during your aesthetic dentistry consultation.

Crooked teeth? Call us!

If your crooked teeth are holding you back from loving your smile, don’t wait to call The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry; aesthetic dentistry is our passion, and we are highly experienced at offering cosmetic care at the highest level for Chicago-area patients. Call us at (847) 676-3500 today to schedule your consultation.

When to See a Prosthodontist

The need to restore or replace teeth goes beyond what your family dentist can provide. A prosthodontist offers the expertise for a range of dental restorative issues. If your dentist has recommended advanced dental treatment, then you can find an experienced prosthodontist in the Skokie, IL area. The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry offers all the procedures to improve your smile and your dental health.

Replacing Lost Teeth

Lost teeth can do more than impact your self-confidence. Missing teeth can cause jaw bone loss, tooth decay and receding gums. You may not realize that your speech and even the shape of your face can be altered by missing teeth. Dr. Stein and his friendly, professional staff can consult you on the best strategies for replacing teeth.

Dr. Stein may suggest dental implants as a permanent solution to one or more missing teeth. Along with replacing a gap in your smile, implants can also help prevent the loss of bone, and make eating and speaking more comfortable.

The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry also provides dentures as a cost-effective option over implants. Dentures are bridges are commonly recommended alternatives if your existing teeth or gums are not healthy enough for implants. Modern dentures can be made to match the look of your teeth, so you can regain your full smile. Whatever Dr. Stein’s recommendation may be, he will ensure you get that bold smile back and with it a healthy and comfortable set of teeth.

Improving the Strength of Your Teeth

With age, teeth begin to weaken. Dr. Stein can determine when a tooth is losing integrity long before it’s at risk for breaking. Some of your teeth may have already begun to show signs of damage. Cracks and fissures in the enamel not only can lead to chips and broken teeth, they also have a greater potential for encouraging tooth decay. Dr. Stein may recommend a crown to reinforce a weakening tooth or conceal a crack. Porcelain crowns restore the strength and look of pearly whites and can be an effective proactive measure for older adult dental care. As an experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Stein can take steps to help keep your teeth from breaking down.

Innovative Ways to Smile Better

You may pay a visit to a prosthodontist even when you do not require serious dental restoration. As a respected cosmetic dentist, Dr. Steins also offers ways to renew your smile, so you feel better about yourself.

Porcelain or composite veneers can bring back the brilliant whiteness to your teeth. Dr. Stein may recommend veneers when common whitening agents haven’t succeeded in removing stains or discoloration. Veneers are lasting and stain resistant and enhance the brightness of your smile in just a few office visits.

Chipped or damaged teeth can also discourage a confident smile. However, they too can be easily repaired using dental bonding. Dr. Stein can use a versatile composite filler to fill in chipped teeth or smooth out cracks in enamel. Dr. Stein can also repair excessive spacing between teeth using this procedure. In some instances, he may recommend bonding over a veneer to cover up discoloration as a better option.  Dr. Stein always looks for what’s best for his patients. His goals are to give you the smile that makes you happy using the best methods possible.

Scheduling a Prosthodontics Consultation

Meet with Dr. Stein to discuss all of your advanced dental issues. He is welcoming new patients. Call the Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry today: 847-676-3500

 

All-On-Four®: Stabilizing Dentures and Improving Lives

red headed woman with all on four denture implantsDo your dentures slip and cause embarrassing situations? Have you avoided getting dentures because you’ve heard only bad reviews? All-On-Four® is an innovative procedure for replacing a full arch of teeth with reliable, solid dentures. All-On-Four is named such because it involves placing four dental implants strategically in the jaw, so they stabilize a complete denture. All the weight of the denture rests on the four implants. Traditional dental implants may require six implants to build stability. With All-On-Four, your denture will not move, so you can eat, smile, and live your life confidently, without worrying about how your teeth will perform.

Visit the Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry in Skokie, near Chicago, to find out if All-On-Four is a possible solution for your oral comfort and function. A respected prosthodontist, Dr. Abraham Stein offers a range of options for tooth replacement. Continue reading “All-On-Four®: Stabilizing Dentures and Improving Lives” »

Give Your Teeth a Good “Spring Cleaning”

Give Your Teeth a Good “Spring Cleaning" with a Visit to Your Skokie IL dentistA good spring cleaning does your home good; the fresh, clean spaces after those dreary winter months can do wonders for improving your outlook on life. So why can’t we extend the idea of spring cleaning to every area of our lives — including our oral health? At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we’ve rounded up our tips for giving your oral care routine a spring cleaning. There’s a lot you can do to freshen up your teeth and gums and give yourself a reason to smile this spring.

Spring is a great time to check in with your Skokie, IL dentist to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy before the summer months bring vacations, travel and outdoor adventures. If it’s been more than six months since your last cleaning and exam with Dr. Abraham Stein or Dr. Zachary Weiss, schedule your next appointment by calling our practice at 847-676-3500.

Toss that Brush

We’ll take a wild guess and say that’s it’s probably been a while since you last replaced your manual toothbrush. We recommend replacing toothbrushes with every season, or every three months, to ensure your brush stays firm and strong to effectively remove as much plaque as possible. Frayed, bent or damaged bristles can mean gum irritation and less cleaning power—two things you shouldn’t be letting slide in your daily brushing routine.

If you’re looking to really get a fresh start, consider investing in an electric toothbrush that can make effective cleaning easier than ever. If you do decide to spend a little extra, make sure to review this list of powered toothbrushes approved by the American Dental Association.

Choose Fluoridated Toothpaste

Check your toothpaste ingredients: is fluoride listed? More and more natural toothpastes are hitting the market, many of which lack the key ingredient fluoride. This compound is found in tap water in many areas of the country, and in many traditional toothpastes because of its ability to help strengthen tooth enamel and keep tooth decay at bay. Since many patients have water filters and may not regularly drink tap water, having fluoridated toothpaste is an important way to give your enamel the boost it needs to deflect the corrosive effects of harmful oral bacteria. In small amounts, fluoride in the form of toothpaste is safe for adults and older children. Just remember to always spit it out!

Give Your Mouth a Fresh Start

The best way to spring-clean your oral health? Receive a dental cleaning from our team at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Though the Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s Day holidays are behind us, your teeth may be holding on to tartar buildup and plaque accumulated from the holiday indulgences. Tartar, or hardened plaque, can only be removed by a dental professional – it cannot be removed from brushing or flossing at home. Regularly removing tartar greatly improves your teeth’s ability to fight off decay, and gives your mouth a clean slate.

While at your cleaning, consider giving your teeth an extra boost by opting for a fluoride treatment or dental sealant. Both are preventive treatments that can help your “spring cleaning” last even longer.

Call Your Skokie, IL Dentist

A cleaner house is satisfying, but cleaner teeth can be an investment in your future health and well-being. Don’t let spring pass you by without scheduling a spring-cleaning appointment with Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss at our Skokie, IL practice! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Yellow Teeth? Whiten Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Yellow Teeth? Whiten Your Smile with Cosmetic DentistryDo you hide your smile while out with friends or family? Or maybe seeing photos of yourself leads you to think “are my teeth really that yellow?”. If this sounds like you, know that you aren’t alone. More and more patients are turning to The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry for cosmetic dentistry solutions for yellowed, but otherwise healthy, teeth. Your smile is an important part of your appearance; make sure you’re happy with it by exploring our options for patients looking to whiten “yellow” or dull teeth.

Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss offer cosmetic solutions for patients in the Skokie, IL area looking for premium dental care from experienced, highly skilled dentists. We believe smiles should be more than healthy and strong – they should be beautiful, too! Let us help you craft your beautiful smile. Call us at (847) 676-3500 to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

Why Teeth Can Appear “Yellow”

Yellow teeth may not be aesthetically pleasing, but fortunately, a yellowed appearance isn’t harmful to a tooth; it’s actually quite natural. Teeth dull or develop a more yellowed appearance as we age. This is because as the enamel surface of teeth wears with age, the layer underneath tooth enamel, called “dentin”, begins to show through. Dentin is a bony tissue that is one of the four main components of a tooth’s structure. Dentin has a natural color that is less white than outer enamel.

However, certain lifestyle behaviors and environmental factors can expedite the yellowing process. Smoking, consuming richly-colored foods and drinks such as coffee or tea, and taking certain medications can all contribute to teeth becoming stained on the surface, or developing deeper stains within the inner structure of the tooth.

Solutions for a Whiter Smile

  • Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is not the same as the strips or trays you may find at the drugstore. Our in-office and take-home treatments are approved by the American Dental Association to be safe on tooth enamel. The active ingredient in our treatments, either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, works deeper into layers of enamel below the surface, lifting and removing stains accumulated from food or drink. The result is teeth that are up to eight shades lighter! However, rest assured that you can always control the level of whitening to maintain a natural but healthy appearance. Teeth whitening works best on extrinsic stains, or those tooth stains that are on the outer layers of the teeth.
  • Bonding: If you have irregular discoloration on one tooth or one area of a tooth, dental bonding could be the best solution for a uniform smile. Dental bonding uses the same composite material used for fillings to cover irregularities on the surface of teeth. Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss can tint the composite to perfectly match your natural enamel, and smooth and buff the composite to mirror enamel’s glossy finish. With proper care, dental bonding should last about five years.
  • Veneers: For yellowed teeth that have deep, intrinsic staining and discoloration due to age, certain medications, or other health conditions, porcelain veneers are often the best solution for a truly transformative smile. Veneers are thin pieces of medical-grade ceramic that are securely bonded to the front surface of teeth. Veneers can correct not only discoloration and yellowed teeth, but crooked or misaligned teeth, irregularly sized teeth, and chipped or worn teeth. Veneers from The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry are custom-fabricated to fit your smile and, once placed, can last up to 20 years. However, veneers are one of the most costly cosmetic solutions and are considered a permanent solution, due to the amount of enamel that must be removed from natural teeth during treatment.

Whiter Teeth in Skokie, IL

If your yellowed or discolored teeth are aging your smile, and you’re looking for the best cosmetic solution, look no further than Dr. Abraham Stein or Dr. Zachary Weiss at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry! Our practice is currently accepting new patients and would love to help you accomplish your whiter, brighter smile goals. Contact us today.

A Stronger Smile Through Dental Implants

A Stronger Smile Through Dental Implants

Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest biological substance? In fact, tooth enamel is even stronger than steel – though much more brittle. Our smiles are much stronger than we think! However, if you’ve recently lost a tooth due to decay or trauma, you may be wondering what the best treatment is for you to regain that strong smile you’ve become used to. Though other restorative treatments can help to fill the gap in your smile, a tooth implant remains the best way to restore missing tooth roots, strengthen and preserve bone density, and create a firmer bite for a lifetime. Below, discover more reasons why Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss choose dental implants as often as possible for a stronger smile restoration.

If you are looking for restorative oral surgery care in Skokie, IL or the greater Chicago area, schedule a consultation at the Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Abraham Stein is widely regarded as an expert in his field of prosthodontics; Dr. Stein lectures nationally and is published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, a peer reviewed, evidence-based dental journal. Trust your smile to the tooth implant expert; call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Abraham Stein!

Read on to discover the many benefits of dental implants.

Decay-Free Restoration

Tooth implants are usually made of titanium or a titanium alloy and thus, do not decay like enamel. With an implant, you do not have to worry about tooth decay under the surface of your gums; while your remaining teeth may suffer future enamel wear or decay, your implant will continue to offer uncompromised support within your mouth and jaw. However, it’s still crucial to practice proper oral care, as periodontal disease or bone deterioration around the implant can still negatively affect your oral health.

Decreased Bone Loss

Bone deterioration in the jaw is a common issue after tooth loss. Dental implants mimic natural teeth roots and can help the jawbone function normally, rebuilding bone density and strength as it would have with a natural root. The risk for bone tissue atrophy is reduced when implants are placed soon after tooth loss occurs.

Incredible Aesthetics

Dental implants can maintain the natural shape of your smile and face. Patients without dental implants can experience shifting smiles or even a change in their appearance due to bone loss. Dental implants maintain your facial structure and offer a seamless, undetectable connection to your visible restoration (such as a dental crown).

Lasting Durability

Dental implants have been used and studied in dentistry for over 30 years with very positive results. For many patients who practice proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last their entire life.

Versatile Support

A variety of restorations can be affixed to dental implants, including a single dental crown, as well as  multiple-teeth restorations such as implant-supported bridges, dentures, and full mouth restorations, like All-on-4® treatments. Implants offer incomparable support for the restoration that fits your smile.

Improved Comfort

Since implants anchor restorations in in a similar way to natural tooth roots, patients usually find the results of treatment more comfortable. The support of an implant allows for a firmer bite and improved chewing capabilities over dental restorations which rest on top of the gums. With implants, slipping, sliding, or shifting restorations are no longer an issue.

Contact The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry

Now that you are familiar with the benefits of a tooth implant, we can help you receive implant treatment in Chicago, IL. A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abraham Stein can help you understand if you are a candidate for the procedure, and what to expect during treatment and recovery. Contact us now to schedule your appointment; we look forward to speaking with you!

These Milestone Events Deserve a More Beautiful Smile

A beautiful, bright smile is important for building confidence in your every day life, but sometimes, an especially important or landmark life event marks the perfect time to improve your smile aesthetics.  Aesthetic dentistry services from The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry can help you create whiter, brighter, and straighter teeth before you smile for the camera for one of these important life events!

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in the Skokie, IL or Chicago area? Trust your smile to Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Our practices offers professional whitening, dental bonding and veneers to help you look—and feel—your best. Call us today at (847)676-3500.

Graduation

If you have recently graduated from college or a graduate program, what better way to celebrate your achievements, and prepare for a new career, than with an aesthetic smile solution such as teeth whitening. With our professional whitening treatments, teeth can become eight shades lighter than the natural enamel color, while maintaining a natural look. There’s so much to smile about after a graduation, so be sure you are confident in the look of yours. Also, a professional whitening treatment can be a great gift for a graduate (and one that they will be able to use every day!).

Engagement

Are you thinking of popping the question? Or maybe you know an engagement is not far off. With a new engagement comes a flurry of photos and celebrations. You’ll be smiling more than normal during this happy stage of life. If you are self-conscious or chipped teeth, dull or discolored teeth, or misshapen or small teeth, dental bonding treatment can help. This affordable cosmetic treatment can camoflauge imperfections in teeth quickly and painlessly. With proper care and hygiene, your results can last for up to five or even 10 years.

Your Wedding

These Milestone Events Deserve a More Beautiful Smile

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments in your life. If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, you may find yourself hiding your smile. Don’t let cosmetic imperfections keep you from smiling freely during this happy occasion! Porcelain veneers offer dramatic results, combining the effects of dental bonding, orthodontics, and professional whitening into one. A new smile with veneers can also come together in as little as two appointments. If you’re ready to start married life with a beautiful smile that enhances your appearance and gives you a new boost of confidence, consider porcelain veneer treatment from Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss.

A New Job

If you are looking to start a new career, want to land a promotion, or have just secured an important new role, a confident smile can have a big impact on your first impressions down the road. Meetings, sales calls, presentations, and performance reviews require face-to-face communication and a smile to brighten the room. If you are embarrassed about your smile, it can negatively affect these events, or lead to a negative first impression with clients or a new boss. Restore a beautiful smile so you can focus on your job. Let Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss help you improve a dull, discolored, misshapen, or failing restoration with a new porcelain dental crown. A crown will not only protect and strengthen your natural tooth, but will cover imperfections with the glossy finish of porcelain.

Add The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry to Your To-Do List

If you’re planning for one of these events, congratulations! We would love to help you achieve the perfect smile for your engagement photos, wedding, or new job with a cosmetic consultation with either Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss. Don’t underestimate the power of a beautiful smile. Celebrate today by booking your next appointment at our Skokie practice.

Your Guide to Choosing a Prosthodontist

Did you know that there are over 3,500 practicing prosthodontists in the United States? These dental specialists hold advanced training in dental restoration, so whether you are needing a crown, bridge, implant, or dentures, prosthodontists can help ensure your restoration is as strong and cosmetically beautiful as possible. If you are needing advanced restorative work, beyond a simple filling, a prosthodontist can offer guidance or more insight on the procedure.  But how do you choose which prosthodontist to see? Below, discover our tips on finding the right prosthodontist for you—and your smile!

If you are in the greater Chicago area and are searching for a “prosthodontist near me,” look no further than The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Abraham Stein is a leader in the field of prosthodontics, and has developed an implant identification tool that has been used by dentists throughout the world. If you’re looking for the highest level of care in prosthodontics, trust your smile to the experts; schedule your consultation with Dr. Abraham Stein.

Selecting a Prosthodontist

The wellbeing of your mouth and smile is critical to your physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you thoroughly research “prosthodontists near me” before selecting a provider. If your general dentist recommends you to see a prosthodontic specialist, he or she will most likely offer a referral. However, it never hurts to conduct your own research to decide who you would be most comfortable seeing. Check out the following criteria to review when selecting a prosthodontist provider near you.

Your Guide to Choosing a ProsthodontistOnline Reviews

Though individual online reviews and patient testimonials can sometimes be dubious, the overall sentiment of reviews can help indicate what a typical patient experience is like. Additionally, reputable providers will often offer a response to negative reviews in a professional, compassionate manner. Any negative response, or a lack of response, could be a red flag.

Educational Background

Discover where the prosthodontist received their training. This information should be freely available on their website. This can help you understand what advanced training they completed, and if they have any areas of specialty or focus within the umbrella of prosthodontics (for instance, some providers focus heavily on implant placement or implant-supported dentures).

Certifications and Industry Affiliations

You should always look for “board-certified” prosthodontists. This identification means that the doctor has passed a rigorous competency test, after completing an advanced training program after dental school, that is administered by the American Board of Prosthodontics. Board-certified prosthodontists practice at a level that is set by a national board of leading dental professionals, and gives you peace of mind that your doctor is knowledgeable in all areas of prosthodontics which could be a part of your own smile restoration.  Prosthodontists must re-take the exam every eight years to maintain certification. In addition, a prosthodontist should list any associations or industry affiliations they are a part of on their website bio. Maintaining membership in these organizations shows that the prosthodontist is committed to staying on top of the latest technology, best practices, and research in the field.

Patient Results

Prosthodontists should share photos of previous patients on their website and/or social media. Review their work and see real-life examples of how they transformed smiles. This can be one of the best ways to determine whether you feel comfortable entrusting your smile to them.

Searching for a “Prosthodontist Near Me”?

Researching and reviewing several prosthodontist providers can help you feel more confident in your decision, and help you have confidence during your restorative procedures. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Stein or our practice’s patient-centered approach to advanced dentistry, contact our Skokie, IL practice today.

 

Fixed vs. Removable: Comparing Implant-Supported Denture Treatments

Here’s some good news: thanks to the latest dental innovations, Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss can offer more natural and secure smiles than ever before for patients who have lost most or all their teeth. With the added support and stability of dental implants, implant-supported dentures are some of the most popular ways to restore functional, beautiful smiles. When it comes to implant-supported dentures, patients in Skokie, IL, have options. Below, we’re going over some of the key benefits of both removable implant-supported dentures, and fixed implant-supported dentures, such as All-on-4®. Depending on your lifestyle and desires, as well as your oral health, either may be a more attractive option.

If you’re looking for a dependable and aesthetic alternative to traditional dentures in the Skokie area, reach out to The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Drs. Stein or Weiss can provide you with a natural-looking, secure bite through implant-supported dentures. Contact our team now at (847) 676-3500 to schedule a consultation.

Similarities

Both fixed and removable implant-supported dentures use the strength of strategically placed dental implants to provide greater stability than traditional dentures. Implant-supported dentures use a unique locking mechanism to fit dentures securely into place with implants, so that slipping and sliding dentures, as well as denture adhesives and pastes, are a thing of the past.

Each method also requires all remaining teeth to be extracted. Four dental implants are then placed into both the top and bottom jaw. These implants are the foundation which creates the stable base for both removable and fixed implant-supported dentures. Both solutions also involve your general dentist or prosthodontist fabricating prosthetic teeth that achieve the most natural look and feel for your smile. With either option, patients can avoid most dietary restrictions that traditional dentures require and gain back the freedom to confidently and comfortably eat, drink, and smile.

Differences

While initial treatment procedures for both types are largely the same, both differ in the types of dentures that are placed and the timeline of treatment. Note that with either implant-supported denture treatment, candidates must be in good health without history of autoimmune diseases, diabetes, or related conditions that could affect healing. Drs. Stein or Weiss can help you determine if you are a good candidate for treatment at your initial consultation.

With removable implant-supported dentures, patients are given temporary dentures the day dental implants are placed. These temporary dentures must be worn for 8 to 12 weeks during the crucial osseointegration period, where dental implants assimilate with the natural jaw bone tissues. During this period, a custom-fitted and designed set of dentures are fabricated by a dental lab. Once completed, these final dentures tightly secure onto four posts attached to each implant on the top and bottom jaw. While these dentures can be removed for at-home cleanings, they are designed to be worn while eating, drinking, and sleeping.

With fixed implant-supported dentures, temporary, non-removable dentures are provided the same day implants are placed. (You may be familiar with the concept “Teeth-In-A-Day®,” which is associated with the popular All-on-4® technique.) These temporary dentures are securely attached to the implants in each jaw, creating a permanent teeth replacement. After the osseointegration period, patients receive the final set of permanent, custom-fabricated dentures from the dental lab. These dentures are not removable; therefore, patients must schedule quarterly or bi-annual cleanings with Drs. Stein or Weiss to maintain optimal oral health.

It’s important to note that non-removable dentures can pose more of an issue for people who are susceptible to periodontal disease or previously suffered bone loss from periodontal disease.

A Denture Alternative That Works For You

Fixed vs. Removable: Comparing Implant-Supported Denture TreatmentsIs a removable implant-supported denture or fixed implant supported denture, such as All-on-4®, right for you? Our team can walk you each technique in greater detail, and discuss treatment options with you based on your health history and current lifestyle, history of periodontal disease, and the structure and health of your jaw. At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we always communicates and collaborate directly with any participating dental specialists, such as prosthodontists or oral surgeons, to ensure the fit, look, and feel of your permanent dentures is natural and comfortable.

Let Drs. Stein and Weiss and our staff at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry help you achieve the secure bite and beautiful smile you desire! Call us today.

 

What is the cost of a full mouth restoration?

Are you are living with extensive tooth loss, decay, or periodontal disease? If so, you know full well that a damaged and unhealthy smile can negatively impact many areas of your life. For patients who need a multi-step approach to treating widespread oral health issues, our Skokie, IL practices offers full mouth restoration. However, many patients worry about the costs that a full mouth restoration includes. While this treatment can be more costly, due to the multiple treatments that are involved, learning about the estimated costs, benefits, and timeline options that this treatment entails can help you as you make decisions regarding the future of your smile. Remember: your health and wellbeing is worth investing in!

If you have further questions about full mouth restoration, or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, contact us at (847) 676-3500.

What does a full mouth restoration cost?

what does a full mouth restoration cost?There is no single cost for a full mouth restoration; costs for this treatment varies because each treatment plan is uniquely designed by Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss to fit your specific needs.

Note that because this treatment is focused on restoring the mouth, dental insurance typically covers some percentage of the costs.

In addition, you may qualify for one of our practice’s medical financing options which can offer manageable monthly payments with little to no interest. During a consultation, our staff can go over your financing options, and answer questions you may have regarding the application process.

If you are concerned about the cost of treatment, please don’t hesitate to discuss this with our doctors. Our team may be able to stagger treatment to help distribute costs, or perform certain restorations that are more cost effective.

What factors influence the cost?

Since each case is unique, your full mouth restoration cost will be influenced by:

  • The restorative materials selected
  • Dental laboratory fees
  • How many procedures are performed
  • What type of procedures are performed included in the customized treatment plan
  • Sedative medication fees
  • Dental specialist fees from referred doctors

What can I expect to pay for individual treatments?

The following procedures are commonly included in full mouth restoration treatment plans. The costs included are simply estimates; actual costs can vary depending on your unique situation.

  • Dental implant restorations: $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced.
  • TMJ treatment: $2,000 to $3,500, depending on the level of treatment required.
  • Dental bridge placement: the cost can vary significantly, based on the material and type of bridge used. However, bridges may be substituted as a more cost-effective treatment compared to dental implants.
  • Dental crowns: $500 to $1,000 or more, depending on the materials used.
  • Composite fillings: $100 to $200

Contact The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry

Do not let your widespread oral health issues keep you from living a happy, healthy life. A healthy smile is important at every age; it is never too late for a more functional, beautiful smile. Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss can offer full mouth reconstruction to Skokie, IL patients who desire a pain-free, functional, and beautiful smile. It is never too late to improve your oral health; give us a call today at (847) 676-3500.

 

We’re here for you.

Dr. Abraham E. Stein

4711 W. Golf Rd, Suite 912
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 676-3500

Located at the corner of Skokie Blvd and Golf Rd., adjacent to the Double Tree hotel

Providing Dental Care For the Communities of:

Skokie, Evanston, Des Plaines, Wilmette, Niles, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge, Northfield, Winnetka

Convenient Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: Call for hours

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Dr. Abraham E. Stein

From start to finish, a fabulous experience (sounds like an oxymoron when talking about "dental visits", but actually true). From stepping in and encountering a superbly run front desk and incredible dental hygienist (whom I have seen for 20+ years), great dental assistants, and of course the master himself -- Dr. Stein. He has done amazing things to my 65+ year-old choppers such that they are in the top tier of my peers. Need I say more?

Paul Ringel, M.D. Skokie, IL Dental Patient October 20, 2017

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