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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
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.

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
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
August 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about your appearance, meaning that missing teeth, whether one or many, can dental implantsdecrease your confidence and make face-to-face interactions difficult or embarrassing. However, dental implants can help you keep your smile whole by replacing your missing teeth. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL.

How can dental implants help me? 
Dental implants can help people in many stages of tooth loss. Single implants can help those with one missing tooth surrounded by healthy teeth. The single implant stands alone and does not require the healthy teeth to stay in place. A multiple tooth implant replaces several teeth in a row using implants on either side of a dental bridge. Those patients missing all their teeth benefit from an implant-supported denture. In most cases, four implants hold a denture securely and permanently in the mouth, eliminating the need for soaking or extra cleaning.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants? 
Before considering you for dental implants, your dentist will want to ensure you meet certain criteria. You should be in good general and dental health, with no tooth decay or gum disease. These conditions should be treated before placing dental implants. Additionally, patients need to have enough bone volume at the implant site to hold the implant’s fixture in place. A missing tooth causes the bone to atrophy, or break down, meaning some patients may require a bone graft before their dentist can successfully place an implant.

Dental Implants in Naperville, IL 
Dental implants are as easy to care for as your natural teeth. Simply brush twice daily and floss at least once. Regular visits to your dentist for examinations and cleanings every six months will help ensure your natural teeth and implants stay healthy and clean to avoid future dental issues and, in turn, future missing teeth.

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