Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective and long-term replacement for tooth loss. Once placed, dental implants function just like a natural tooth. The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry prioritizes the comfort and positive treatment experience of each of our patients. We use innovative techniques to ensure faster, more efficient treatment.

Restorative Dental Implants

Dental implants are tooth root restorations. Often placed after an extraction or following tooth loss, dental implants fill the gap in your jaw following the loss of a tooth. Made from titanium or a titanium alloy, dental implants are a safe and routine dental procedure. For over 30 years, dental implants have been effectively used to replace missing teeth and prevent bone tissue loss in the jaw.

Dental implants are typically paired with replacement crowns for full tooth replacement. Or, they may also be used to anchor dentures or bridges. Dr. Abraham Stein or Dr. Zachary Weiss will recommend your teeth replacement plan based on your individual needs and preferences.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective, free-standing solution for restoring missing teeth. So many benefits accompany dental implant treatment. For example, dental implants can:

  • Restore a full smile: Tooth loss can cause a gap in your smile. Dental implants are used with dental crowns to create a free-standing, natural-looking tooth replacement.
  • Improve the health of your mouth: If tooth loss is untreated, your jaw bone can experience bone tissue loss and your remaining teeth can shift out of place. Dental implants maintain the integrity of your oral structure.
  • Improve speaking abilities: Replacing a tooth, or several teeth, allows you to speak clearly after tooth loss.
  • Improve comfort: Eating and drinking improves dramatically with dental implants, as they function just like a natural tooth. You can enjoy foods again that would otherwise be difficult to chew.
  • Prevent bone loss: Your jaw functions best and maintains its strength when supported by tooth roots. Dental implants can be fully integrated into your jaw, just like a natural tooth, through a process called osseointegration. This takes place during the 4-6 months after an implant is placed.
  • Provide long-lasting tooth replacement: Dental implants are permanent solutions for tooth loss and will last a lifetime when properly cared for with good dental hygiene.

Considerations

dental implants discussed with dentistDr. Stein or Dr. Weiss will consider several factors before recommending dental implants. Be sure to let our team know about any current health conditions or medications you may be taking, as these may affect your eligibility for dental implant placement. When assessing a patient’s ability to receive implants, Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss examine the patient’s:

  • Bone tissue: Adequate bone strength in the jaw is needed to support the implant. Tissue loss in the jaw can often be supplemented through a bone graft, a process where composite material is grafted to the jaw bone to strengthen existing natural tissues.
  • Gum tissue: Periodontal disease must be treated before implants are placed to reduce the chance of infection spreading into the jaw.
  • Overall health issues, including any continuing illnesses: Your body must be generally healthy in order to properly heal from an implant placement procedure.

Dental Implants for Your Smile

To discover if dental implant treatment may be right for you, contact The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry for a consultation. Your individual plan will based on your unique needs and goals for your healthy smile. Start your journey to a healthier, fuller smile today by calling us 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

See Our Office
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • America Dental Association
  • American College of Prosthodontists

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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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