This method for replacing teeth is widely favored because they are very stable, strong and can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
The dental implant consists of 3 different pieces that are placed at different times during the course of 6 months. This widely depends on how long it takes for your jawbone and gum tissue to heal.
At Dr. Bram’s office, we recognize that different patients have different needs. We offers a variety of replacement options at each of our locations, ensuring your smile recieves the highest quality care possible. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, each option below is able to provide a resolution.
Single Tooth Replacements – This tooth replacement method is ideal for patients who have 1 tooth to replace. This approach will replace a single tooth without damaging neighboring teeth. The root of the implant will integrate with the jawbone creating similar results to an original tooth.
Multiple Tooth Replacements – This option is great for patients who are missing more than 1 tooth. During treatment, Dr. Bram will create multiple custom prosthetic dental implants that resemble the other teeth in your mouth. The end result is a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction – If you are missing all of your teeth, or if you’ve worn dentures and are looking for a more stable option, Dr. Bram can restore function and aesthetics to your entire smile with a personalized full mouth reconstruction plan. While this can be a lengthy process, our patients leave with a fully restored smile and regained self-confidence in the look of their smile.
In addition to comprehensive dental implant treatment, Dr. Bram has introduced some exciting new biotechnology into his practice of implant dentistry, oral surgery, and periodontal surgery. Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin, or A-PREF is the newest technology for improving the success rate of hard & soft tissue grafting treatments. This process uses a small sample of the patient’s blood to bond grafted tissue in place.
A-PRF notably accelerates wound healing; thereby, significantly reducing the risk of postoperative infection, excessive pain, and immoderate swelling.
Platelet Rich Fibrin has been extensively used for several years in heart surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and brain surgery. By applying this innovative treatment to dental implant treatment, our implant dentist can help patients enjoy long lasting success.
The jawbone requires constant stimulation from the tooth’s root. When you lose a tooth, the natural stimulation that it provides is removed, leading to deterioration of the jawbone. Over time, this provides detrimental consequences to your overall health, the structure of your face and more. Dental implants are the only restoration alternative that stimulates the jawbone with an artificial tooth root, preventing bone loss.
Tooth restoration options such as bridges or dentures only last 5-10 years and would need to be replaced, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Alternatively, if cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime, eliminating the cost of replacing a removable restoration in the future.
If you have dentures or bridges, you can find yourself having a difficult time consuming your favorite foods such as steak or apples because of the risk of your denture falling out mid-bite. With dental implants, you can once again enjoy the natural comfort and stability of a real tooth and enjoy an unrestricted diet with ease.
Osseointegration is the structural and functional connection between the artificial titanium based tooth root of the dental implant and the existing bone in the patient’s mouth.
Titanium is widely used as the material in an implant because the body does not identify it as a foreign material. After a dental implant root has been placed into the jawbone, the osseointegration process occurs over time.
The osseointegration process gives the added stability and comfort that makes the implant stable to withstand the force of biting, speaking or chewing. Determining the success of the dental implant process relies on the outcome of this development.
Dental implants offer many benefits that restorations such as dentures or bridges can’t. Dr. Keith Bram will help you regain your confidence to smile with dental implants. He serves the areas of St. Charles, South Elgin, Elgin and Sleepy Hollow, IL. Contact us today and schedule your dental implant consultation today.