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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
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

If damage, decay or wear and tear have taken a toll on your teeth, it can affect both your confidence and your comfort. A healthy smile is not only attractive, but makes eating and brushing easier. If you are looking to restore your smile to its absolute best, it's time to consider dental implants from Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is essentially an inconspicuous and fully functional replacement for a missing tooth. The implant itself is formed like a screw, which is secured into your jawline beneath the gums to serve as the root for an artificial tooth. Implants can replace one or more of your original teeth, and are designed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

First, dental implants from our Naperville, IL, are attractive and natural-looking. We use an artificial tooth tinted and shaped to match your natural teeth so it is undetectable. Secondly, dental implants are permanent, unlike dentures, making them convenient and easy to care for. You won't need to worry about any slipping or shifting in your mouth.

Dental implants can also improve your oral and overall health, by keeping your jawline supported and strong and allowing you to eat crunchy, healthy foods like apples, carrots and nuts which provide you the valuable nutrients your body needs.

Are dental implants painful?

Your dentist at our Naperville, IL office will keep you as comfortable as possible during your dental implant procedure by applying a local anesthetic to the area. After making a small incision in your gum line and place the dental implant. Over the next several weeks and months the implant will begin to bond with the jawbone.

Call Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL today to learn more about dental implants, and how they can restore your smile. Reach us at 630-420-2800.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
November 12, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneer Treatment  

Here are the answers to some of your most commonly asked questions about veneers.

Wondering if dental veneers are the right way to enhance your smile? Our Naperville, IL, dentists, Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik, offer a full dental-veneersrange of cosmetic treatments, including dental veneers, to help you get the smile you want. Read on to learn more about what this treatment can do for you!

 

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are stain-resistant porcelain shells that are designed to look like tooth enamel. They are bonded to the front of one or more teeth to alter and improve a person’s smile.

 

What problems can dental veneers treat?

While veneers can often make teeth a bit more durable, this treatment is designed to be purely cosmetic. Accordingly, veneers can improve smiles that are,

  • Misshapen or worn
  • Too short
  • Discolored
  • Chipped or cracked
  • Slightly crooked or misaligned
  • Gapping or unevenly spaced

 

Who is a good candidate for veneers?

If you are someone who has healthy teeth and gums but wishes to tweak and reshape your smile to improve its appearance then you may be right for dental veneers. Anyone wishing to get a smile makeover in Naperville, IL, may be able to do so with the help of veneers.

 

What is involved in getting veneers?

There are several steps involved in getting dental veneers. These steps include,

  • A consultation: We will examine your teeth to make sure that they are healthy enough for veneers.
  • Preparation: Teeth will need to be prepared for the veneers by removing small amounts of enamel from the front surface to make room for the restorations. Afterward, tooth impressions are made.
  • Fitting and placement: It can take up to two weeks or longer to get your veneers. Once they are made, you will come in for a final fitting and have the veneers bonded to your teeth.

 

How long do dental veneers last?

The normal lifespan of a dental veneer ranges from 5-10 years. While they do not require special care or maintenance it is important that you maintain good oral hygiene and brush and floss the veneers just like you would regular teeth.

 

Interested? Give us a call

Are you ready to take the next step in getting dental veneers? If so, call Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, today at (630) 420-2800 to schedule a consultation.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
May 09, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Are you worried you may never have an outstanding smile? If you are missing teeth, it’s easy to understand why you may think this Dental-Implantunachievable, however, with the help of implants, your smile can become as good as new! Read on to learn how Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, offer a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental services, including dental implants, to give you an outstanding smile.

 

More about implants

When you think about tooth replacements, you may already think about dental bridges and partials or full dentures. However, now is the time to think differently about tooth replacements! You deserve the most natural-looking, naturally-functioning tooth replacement available, and that’s dental implants. Consider these amazing benefits that only dental implants can provide:

  • A completely natural appearance, because the crown material used by implants looks just like natural tooth enamel
  • Permanence and stability, because dental implants are firmly embedded in bone, they will never move around making sure that you never have to worry about taking them out
  • Great oral health, because you brush and floss your dental implants right along with your natural teeth

Dental implants also offer the ability to conserve the bone in your jaw, In fact, your body creates more bone to fuse with the dental implant, locking it in place. When you have more bone, it means a firmer jawline, less facial sagging, and more youthful facial contours!

Dental implant treatment typically requires 2 to 3 appointments, beginning with a consultation appointment. This initial visit is a great time for you to ask any questions, discuss any concerns that you have about implant treatment, and to find out more about the benefits that you will enjoy with your new smile!

 

Give us a call!

To get started on your new smile, just pick up the phone and dial (630) 420-2800 for Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, today!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
March 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Almost anyone can benefit from orthodontic care, however, some people are reluctant to sport the look of braces. Luckily, Invisalign gives Invisalignyou the results of traditional braces without the hassle of metal brackets or wires. Learn more about Invisalign, how it works, and what it can mean for your smile by reading below, and for personal treatment, contact Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL!

How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to place steady pressure onto the teeth at predetermined areas. This pressure moves the teeth into their corrected positions and realigns the bite to give patients a functional, beautiful smile. The process takes about a year, during which patients wear each tray in the series for about two weeks before swapping it out for the next aligner.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment is simple—just wear each tray for two weeks before replacing it with the next tray in the series. Remove the trays at meal times, as well as during your daily oral care routine. Patients should wear the aligner trays about 22 hours a day to ensure that treatment goes according to plan. Some patients may need small, tooth-colored bumps placed onto certain teeth. These bumps help your aligner trays better move teeth along their route.

How do I care for my Invisalign trays?
Always remove your trays before eating or brushing and flossing. Give the trays a quick rinse with water after removing them and before reinserting them to keep them clean—that’s it! Caring for your trays adds only a few seconds to your oral care routine and allows you to straighten your smile in the simplest way possible.

What Invisalign from our Naperville office can treat
Invisalign can correct many orthodontic issues, including:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Undercrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL. Call (630) 420-2800 to schedule an appointment with your dentist today!