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Dental Implants Overview

March 1, 2016

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — atriumfamily @ 12:00 pm

There are many problems that arise when you are missing one or more adult teeth. One major issue is the effect it has on your self-esteem. Many people with missing teeth are embarrassed by this and will hide their smiles, or cease smiling at all because they have grown so self-conscious. Another issue is that a missing tooth causes a long list of potential problems in the mouth. These reasons are exactly why Dr. Shane Sudman of Atrium Family Dental in New Lenox, IL recommends dental implants to patients with missing teeth.

Dental implants are complete replacements for any missing tooth. They have a titanium metal screw that is inserted into the jaw and which works just like the roots of the tooth. There is also a crown that looks and behaves exactly like the original tooth as well. Closing any gaps in the teeth.

Dental implants vs Dentures

April 25, 2013

Filed under: Dental Implants,Dentures,Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , , — atriumfamily @ 8:53 am

As we age, many of us may lose a tooth or two to some accident or dental complication. While there is little we can do to save the tooth, there are things available to us that can restore the function and aesthetics of our smile. Here we discuss the positives and negatives of two possible solutions if you lose a tooth –  dental implants and dentures.

Dentures are sets of false or fake teeth that you place on the space of the missing tooth using some dental adhesive. Dentures require a much shorter time span to prepare compared to dental implants and less time in the dentist’s office. Dentures work best for people who have fragile gums or a weak jaw. However, the problem with dentures is that despite dental adhesives, there’s still the chance that dentures can become dislodged from your mouth which can be an embarrassing experience. You also can’t use dentures to bite into hard foods as they may break. Dentures also feel somewhat unnatural and can make speaking clearly difficult.

The Many Advantages of Dental Implants

January 31, 2013

Filed under: Dental Implants,Restorative Dentistry — Tags: — atriumfamily @ 4:52 pm

Why would you need dental implants? There are many different reasons and equally as many different ways a person can lose a tooth or several teeth at once. It can be brought about by an accident, it can also be of old age, and one of the more likely causes, poor dental hygiene and maintenance of oral health. If it does reach the point that you lose your teeth, there are still options available for you so that will still have that presentable smile and get the function and bite you once had with a complete set of teeth.

If Dental implants are right for you, then there are many ways it can benefit you and your lifestyle in a truly positive way. First off, dental implants are attached securely making it feel like they are real teeth. This gives you a boost of confidence so that you are not uncomfortable about having missing teeth and you still have a great smile.  Secondly, missing teeth, especially if you lose the ones at the front of your mouth, will definitely affect your speech. You will sound a bit difficult to understand.  Dental implants will not only restore your smile but also clear speech.

3 Ways to Get a Great Smile for Back to School

August 27, 2012

Just in time for back to school, Atrium Family Dental, your New Lenox dentist, shows you 3 ways you can get a great smile!

1. Whitening

Zoom Whitening can help brighten your smile up to 8 shades whiter! Come in for an appointment and we’ll give you a celebrity-worthy smile that’s sure to impress everyone, from your boss, co-workers and friends to a new date.

2. Dental Implants 

If you’ve lost a tooth, a dental implant could be your ideal way to restore your smile and your self-confidence. Replacing a lost tooth isn’t just done for aesthetic reasons – adjacent teeth may crowd into the empty space, ruining your bite and your smile.