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By Willow Ridge Dental Group
September 15, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants don't stop at giving you new teeth. They restore your smile's beauty and function too. If you've lost your tooth or are scheduled for tooth extraction, your Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group can get you a brand new smile with dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are false teeth that your dentist implants into your jaw. They fully restore your missing tooth. It doesn't matter if you need to replace a single tooth or all your teeth, dental implants have got you covered. Each dental implant has a:

  • Crown
  • Abutment
  • Root

To ensure that your dental implants match your natural teeth, your dentist in Naperville, IL, customizes your dental implants to match your remaining natural teeth. If you're replacing all your teeth with dental implants, you won't need to replace each tooth with a dental implant. Four to six dental implants can support your teeth.

Dental implants give you a natural-looking replacement for your missing teeth. They also help restore stimulation to your jaw bone so that it doesn't lose density. Therefore, getting dental implants can help you preserve your youthful face.

Getting Dental Implants

Restoring your smile with dental implants can take up to six months to complete. That's because you'll need to wait some weeks for the dental implant in your jaw to heal before getting your permanent dental crowns. Your dentist will examine your jaw bone to determine its capacity to carry your dental implants before going ahead with the procedure. Once your dentist determines that you're qualified for dental implants, you can receive them.

For the next few weeks, you'll wear temporary crowns till your dental crowns are fully healed. Finally, your dentist fits you with your customized permanent dental crowns to restore oral function. Caring for your new dental implants is a breeze because it's the same as caring for your natural teeth.

If you'd like to restore your smile with dental implants, don't waste time. Call your Naperville, IL, dentists, Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group at (630) 420-2800 today.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
July 26, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

How Invisalign from your dentists in Naperville, IL, can help your smile

If you want a straight smile, but you don't want to wear conventional brackets and wires, then you are in for a treat! There's a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that can give you a straight smile more comfortably and easily than you've ever thought possible. It's called Invisalign, and it's a great way to give you the straight smile you deserve!

Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, offer a wide range of dental services, including Invisalign to improve your smile.

Invisalign is revolutionary because the Invisalign system doesn't use brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign uses dental appliances known as aligners. These aligners offer several important benefits like these:

  • Discreet treatment; Invisalign aligners are clear plastic, which is virtually invisible to people around you.
  • Comfortable treatment; Invisalign aligners have a smooth surface, with no sharp areas to hurt your soft tissue.
  • Convenient treatment; Invisalign aligners can be removed so you can enjoy the foods you love.
  • Healthy treatment; Invisalign aligners can be removed to brush and floss your teeth normally, without using cumbersome tools.
  • Invisalign treatment is quick too; the average length of treatment is 9 to 15 months.

To begin Invisalign treatment, you will wear your first set of aligners for 2 weeks. This is followed by a second set of aligners, which you also wear for 2 weeks. You receive a new set of aligners every 2 weeks, which will gradually and comfortably move your teeth and jaws into proper position. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to check your progress.

If you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite, Invisalign is the perfect choice for you. If you have crowded or rotated teeth, Invisalign can help your smile. If you have gaps between your teeth, Invisalign can close up the gaps, giving you a great smile.

To discover more about the magic of Invisalign, call Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, at (630) 420-2800. Call right now and get started on your beautifully straight smile with Invisalign!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
May 12, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   porcelain veneers  

It’s common to have flaws that make it hard for you to feel comfortable showing your smile off in public. Porcelain veneers from your dentists, Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, can help give you the perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of.

How Porcelain Veneers Can Perfect Your Smile

Dental veneers are shell-like objects made of porcelain and placed over the teeth like a covering. Veneers can cover up any worries you may have about your smile and replace them with perfectly white and flawless teeth. Whether you struggle with crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, a misaligned smile, chips, cracks, or staining, veneers from your dentist in Naperville, IL, can cover up all of your worries.

Veneers can be as white as you want and are resistant to future staining. The material doesn’t take on stains from coffee, tea, or wine the same way that your natural teeth do. Veneers also don’t require any extensive care that will change your normal routine drastically. To care for your veneers and ensure that they last for as long as possible, all you need to do is make sure that you brush and floss your teeth daily, as well as see your dentist for your regular check-ups.

The process is also fairly simple and will only take two appointments. This helps if you are concerned about spending a lot of time to get your veneers installed. At the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth as needed and take an impression of your smile. At the second appointment, your veneers will be placed on your teeth and checked for any adjustments as needed. After that, you’re good to go and you have the smile you’ve always wanted.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you struggle with flaws in your smile, veneers may be the best option for you! Contact Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, at (630) 420-2800 today to ask any questions you may have about veneers and to schedule your appointment!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
February 08, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

How dental crowns from your dentists in Naperville, IL, can give you a great smile
 

If you are tired of smiling because of damaged, broken-down teeth, it’s time to let dental crowns improve your smile! There are many benefits dental crowns can offer you and your smile. Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, offer a wide range of dental services, including dental crowns to give you a great smile.
 

Dental crowns improve your smile by strengthening it. They do this by covering the entire visible surfaces of each tooth, above the gumline. The overall coverage means that when you bite down, the stress and pressure are spread throughout your tooth surface. Even distribution of pressure means your tooth will be less prone to breaking.
 

Dental crowns improve your smile by making it more beautiful. That’s because one of the main materials used in today’s crowns is porcelain, which looks virtually identical to the natural tooth structure. It’s also light-reflective, just like tooth enamel, AND, it’s stain-resistant, so your porcelain crown will stay stunning for decades.
 

Full porcelain crowns are the perfect choice for front teeth and teeth that are visible when you smile. For back teeth, where you need a little extra strength for chewing, consider porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM crowns. These crowns combine the strength of metal with the lifelike beauty of porcelain, to give you the best of both worlds.
 

Dental crowns improve your smile in many ways. They provide strength for teeth that are damaged, decayed, worn, broken, or missing tooth structure. Dental crowns also provide beauty for teeth that are heavily restored with old, crumbling, metal fillings.
 

If your smile needs a little added strength, enhanced beauty, or just some TLC, consider improving your smile with dental crowns.
 

To find out more about the benefits of dental crowns and the dental crown process, call Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, at (630) 420-2800. Call now!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
December 31, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Don’t let tooth loss ruin your smile. We can help with dental implants.

Losing a tooth as a child was an exciting milestone, but it’s certainly isn’t something that you want to deal with as an adult. Unfortunately, tooth loss happens to millions of American adults. If you’re dealing with gaps in your smile, our Naperville, IL, dentists Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik offer dental implants to permanently restore your missing teeth.

Why dental implants?

Implants have become such a popular way to replace missing teeth because there is no other tooth-replacement option that works like implants do. This restoration is truly designed to act, look, and even feel like a real tooth. An implant also replaces the entire tooth, from crown to roots, which no other tooth-replacement option does. Why is this important? Well, the roots are integral to supporting the shape and health of the jawbone.

When a tooth falls out or is extracted, the roots are no longer able to provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs. When this happens, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. This is a common problem in those with untreated tooth loss, which is why it’s so important for our Naperville, IL, dentist to be able to treat your tooth loss as soon as possible to prevent further complications to your health.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Regardless of whether you are replacing one or all of your teeth, dental implants can help. Here are just some of the amazingly cool and unique benefits associated with getting a dental implant,

  • An implant is strong and durable enough to last the rest of your lifetime. They even fuse together with the jawbone to become a permanent structure.
  • An implant cannot develop a cavity because it is made from an artificial material that mimics the look of a real tooth.
  • An implant can fully restore chewing and speech.
  • An implant can fill gaps in your smile and prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting into those open gaps.
  • An implant is a standalone restoration, which means that it doesn’t need the support of neighboring teeth, so an implant also preserves the rest of your healthy, natural smile.
  • An implant offers an extremely high success rate to ideal candidates.

Are you ready to sit down with our Naperville, IL, dentist to find out if implants are the right choice for your smile? If so, call Willow Ridge Dental Group today at (630) 420-2800 to schedule a no-risk consultation.





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