Category Archives: dental implants

An Exciting Procedure

Last week, we had an exciting case. We had a patient who requested me to remove all of his upper teeth and wanted an immediate upper denture. This patient wanted to avoid a removable denture at all costs. So, we decided upon teeth in a day technique.

This took quite a bit of planning but the outcome was phenomenal. We took out all the upper teeth at one time and placed 6 implants. We inserted a temporary bridge the same day.

The patient walked out with a fixed temporary bridge and never had to wear a removable appliance. By the way, the patient was over the age of 80!

A few years ago, I would not have thought this was possible. It’s amazing the changes that are occurring in dentistry! We are proud to be a part of it. We will post some pictures soon.

Options for Several Missing Teeth

The Implant Series continues with solutions for restoring or replacing several lost teeth. Restoring implies a return to normal chewing. Repairing is a permanent replacement requiring the least amount of maintenance. There are many options between, and one to fit every situation. From a single missing tooth replaced by an individual implant to several missing teeth replaced by a cluster of crowns, the goal is always the same: a return to normalcy. If a tooth or teeth are missing, the sooner the solution, the healthier your other teeth and jaw will remain. Having several missing teeth is urgent as your lifestyle is impaired.

FEATURE: “Restore or Replace Several Teeth? Solutions from Bridge to Implants” The choices available for replacing or restoring missing teeth need not be confusing. Several factors will dictate appropriate options. From temporary to permanent, innovation in process and materials make each solution accessible. Losing several teeth at once will weaken the jaw the longer it remains unsupported. Here is a quick primer in the four major treatments for a group of lost teeth. Let us help you scale choices to your circumstances. The best solution is the right solution for you.

When several teeth are missing, the effects on your life radiate outward into diet, social life, and overall health. Restorations can miraculously return chewing to normalcy, inspire dinners with friends, and provide overall well being. Missing teeth do not have to inhibit lifestyle or accelerate into further problems.

There are four major options that are recommended for missing teeth:

1. a partial denture that fills the gap and anchors to remaining natural teeth

2. a permanent bridge that utilizes natural supporting teeth

3. several implants that anchor a permanent bridge

4. an implant to replace each missing tooth for the most permanent solution.

 The gap created from several missing teeth can be filled by a dental bridge. Supported by remaining natural teeth, a bridge places stress on them as anchors. Eventually, they may be lost, which can lead to more complications.

A more effective option is to replace the missing teeth with implants which will anchor the bridge. This distributes the pressure evenly and further supports the surrounding teeth. It offers not only a more functional solution short-term, but also preserves the condition of your oral health long-term.

The longest-term solution is to replace each missing tooth with an implant. Healthy bone can anchor them, allowing them to behave as if natural.

Factors for choosing solutions for missing teeth:

• health of remaining teeth and gums (similar factors for an individual missing tooth)

• condition of bone to support implants

• any bone augmentation or grafting needed

• location of the missing teeth in relation to sinus or nerve centers

• costs for implants versus a permanent bridge or a partial denture

procedure time for implants takes a few months with a series of short dental appointments. A traditional bridge takes less time.

The best solution for each patient will be different, depending on these circumstances. Those with implant success find that the replacement teeth look natural and perform normally. Maintenance is similar to caring for natural teeth. With the convenience and comfort, implants are the most successful option known to efficiently handle a common dental loss.

MORE ABOUT IMPLANT INNOVATIONS:
“Replace to Restore: Implant Innovation” There is no better way to ensure the long life of your teeth than by replacing any that are missing. If a tooth is victim to misfortune of accident or damage, the other teeth become more threatened. Many patients don’t realize that underlying damage can’t be seen. Once the other teeth do show symptoms of stress, much damage has occurred. Implant solutions offer full functionality. Implant technology, on the forefront of dental developments, continues to improve. The major barriers for solutions to protect your teeth are evaporating. But consider now any factors that prevent your dental loss from continuing. The decision that you make on tooth replacement will affect the rest of your life.
Surprising Side-Effects of a Lost Tooth Sadly, most adults contend with losing a tooth, and related difficulties, some time in life (hopefully more later than earlier). Yet few really understand what it means to their health. Learn about the consequences and remedies in this overview so that when it does happen, you will be equipped with information to make the best remedy choices, and keep any complications simple.
Implant Technology— A Miracle in Dentistry
Perhaps the greatest modern dental miracle is implant technology. Lost teeth, not only impair your health, but also undermine your confidence. Most typically, implants are the best option when the tooth can’t be saved, By replacing it with an implant, complete functionality is restored. Natural appearance transforms the loss into normalcy….

 

Implant Options Expand—What a Difference a Day Makes! “Smile in a Day” condenses implant treatment to be more efficient and comfortable for patients. Consider the advantages and if this option is right for you. Most of the in-chair treatment does happen in one day, and you leave the office with a beautiful smile.

FROM THE PATIENTS: Insights into Dental Implants: Patients Share Experiences

Never has replacing damaged teeth been more painless or effective! You can achieve a proud smile and full functionality to repair any loss. Learn from the experiences of those who have achieved success with dental implants.

Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff DDS
Office: 847-475-4080

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A Longer Vision for Missing Teeth

In our series on dental implants, we have explored what happens when a tooth is missing in “Surprising Side-Effects of a Lost Tooth.” In this next installment, “Replace to Restore: Implant Innovation,” we explore the most functional of replacement solutions with the single tooth implant. Dr. Chernoff is dedicated to state-of-the art treatment with years of dedication, advanced study, and practical experience.
FEATURE: An Investment in Health
“Replace to Restore: Implant Innovation” There is no better way to ensure the long life of your teeth than by replacing any that are missing. If a tooth is victim to misfortune of accident or damage, the other teeth become more threatened. Many patients don’t realize that underlying damage can’t be seen. Once the other teeth do show symptoms of stress, much damage has occurred. Implant solutions offer full functionality. Implant technology, on the forefront of dental developments, continues to improve. The major barriers for solutions to protect your teeth are evaporating. But consider now any factors that prevent your dental loss from continuing. The decision that you make on tooth replacement will affect the rest of your life.

MORE ABOUT IMPLANT INNOVATIONS:

Surprising Side-Effects of a Lost Tooth Sadly, most adults contend with losing a tooth, and related difficulties, some time in life (hopefully more later than earlier). Yet few really understand what it means to their health. Learn about the consequences and remedies in this overview so that when it does happen, you will be equipped with information to make the best remedy choices, and keep any complications simple.
Implant Technology— A Miracle in Dentistry
Perhaps the greatest modern dental miracle is implant technology. Lost teeth, not only impair your health, but also undermine your confidence. Most typically, implants are the best option when the tooth can’t be saved, By replacing it with an implant, complete functionality is restored. Natural appearance transforms the loss into normalcy….

 

Implant Options Expand—What a Difference a Day Makes! “Smile in a Day” condenses implant treatment to be more efficient and comfortable for patients. Consider the advantages and if this option is right for you. Most of the in-chair treatment does happen in one day, and you leave the office with a beautiful smile.
Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff DDS
Office: 847-475-4080

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arnold-K-Chernoff-DDS/102509379824402?ref=hl

Coping With a Lost Tooth

Losing a tooth is never good and probably happens to everyone at some point. Though it may seem to be a simple matter of healing, it is really the beginning of bigger troubles. Structurally, it changes your mouth to effect both function and appearance. The good news is that the potential problems can be easily avoided. This quick overview of the possible consequences can provide an instant background.

Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff DDS
Office: 847-475-4080

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Transform Teeth Troubles

Knowing what to do in case of potential teeth troubles can mitigate their inconvenience. Solutions to most illnesses or accidents can restore the patient back to normalcy quickly.
Located conveniently, our comfortable Evanston dental office provides comprehensive care with personal attention and conscientiousness. We will help you discover the best options for your dental needs, and combine state-of-the-art treatments with a warm, family-oriented, environment. Dedicated to preventative oral health and restorative dental techniques, we help you with your dental diligence. It is your easiest way to overall health.

 

Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff DDS
Office: 847-475-4080

 

Implant Options Expand

Being healthy in today’s society is time consuming and expensive without shortcuts. Diet, exercise, and healthcare all demand attention. One of the fastest and easiest ways to maintain overall health can start with oral health.
To help you with the basic knowledge needed to keep your oral health at its best, we publish a series of helpful tips in short articles. These give you a simple guide to reveal options, save time, money, and effort. They help you easily do your dental diligence and we hope you find them helpful.
Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff DDS
Office: 847-475-4080

 

Patients Share Insights into Dental Implants

Being healthy in today’s society is time consuming and expensive without shortcuts. Diet, exercise, and healthcare all demand attention. One of the fastest and easiest ways to maintain overall health can start with oral health.
To help you with the basic knowledge needed to keep your oral health at its best, we publish a series of helpful tips in short articles. These give you a simple guide to reveal options, save time, money, and effort. They help you easily do your dental diligence and we hope you find them helpful.
Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff DDS
Office: 847-475-4080

 

Dental Care: Implants

Being healthy in today’s society is time consuming and expensive without shortcuts. Diet, exercise, and healthcare all demand attention. One of the fastest and easiest ways to maintain overall health can start with oral health.
To help you with the basic knowledge needed to keep your oral health at its best, we publish a series of helpful tips in short articles. These give you a simple guide to reveal options, save time, money, and effort. They help you easily do your dental diligence and we hope you find them helpful.
Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff DDS
Office: 847-475-4080

 

An Exciting Procedure

Last week, we had an exciting case. We had a patient who requested me to remove all of his upper teeth and wanted an immediate upper denture. This patient wanted to avoid a removable denture at all costs. So, we decided upon teeth in a day technique.

This took quite a bit of planning but the outcome was phenomenal. We took out all the upper teeth at one time and placed 6 implants. We inserted a temporary bridge the same day.

The patient walked out with a fixed temporary bridge and never had to wear a removable appliance. By the way, the patient was over the age of 80!

A few years ago, I would not have thought this was possible. It’s amazing the changes that are occurring in dentistry! We are proud to be a part of it. We will post some pictures soon.

Missing a Tooth? Should you replace it with a bridge or an implant?

There are many options when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. Here are some of the pros and cons of the different dental alternatives:

Implants
Dental ImplantsA dental implant is a root device that is made of titanium. It is a root-form endosseous implant, which means that there is fusion of the implant surface with the surrounding jaw bone. Since it lacks the periodontal ligament, chewing food may feel strange in rare cases. The periodontal ligament consists of connective tissue that attaches the tooth to bone. The ligament fibers provide protection, support, and nutrition to the tooth. Dental implants are versatile since they can support other dental prostheses. When teeth are lost, the bone that supported those teeth is lost too. Thus, dental implants stabilize and prevent bone loss and help maintain the jawbone’s shape and density so you look completely natural.

Bridge
BridgeA bridge is made up of two crowns on either side of the missing tooth. The anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and there is a false tooth in between the anchors. The false teeth are called pontics and can be made of a combination of gold, alloys, or porcelain. The abutment teeth must be reduced in size to accommodate the brdige, which can cause nerve damage. Bridges are advantageous because they can restore a smile, maintain face shape, and properly distribute forces in the bite. 

Crown

A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. It encases the visible portion of the tooth, and is used to protect a weak tooth from breaking, cover an implant, or to restore a tooth with a large filling. They can be made of the following materials: stainless steel, metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or all-ceramic zirconia. 

 
Denture
 Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and are supported by the oral cavity tissue. Partial dentures are used if some natural teeth remain while complete dentures are needed if no teeth remain. 

 




Conclusion: Overall, your Dentist is the best judge to 
decide the appropriate course of treatment for you. Each case is different and requires a thorough assessment of the patient’s needs and concerns. 

References:
http://www.dentalimplants.com/
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-bridges
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-crowns
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/dental-health-dentures