Dental Implants – Evanston, IL

The Closest Replacement
To Your Natural Teeth

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Tooth loss has many causes, including gum disease, severe tooth decay, facial trauma, and more. When you lose your teeth, your whole life is affected. Not only does tooth loss impact your smile, but it also affects how you eat and speak. It can affect your digestion and your nutrition. It even damages the health of your jawbone. When you are faced with tooth loss, Winning Smile Dental Group can help you turn back the clock with dental implants from your Evanston, IL dentist.

Why Choose Winning Smile Dental Group for Dental Implants?

  • In-Office Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
  • In-House Periodontist with 45 Years of Experience
  • Saturday & Evening Appointments Available

What is a Dental Implant?

Animated dental implant supported dental crown

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is placed below your gum line and into your jawbone to naturally fuse with it through a process called osseointegration. This provides stimulation and blood flow to the area to keep it from deteriorating and offers an unwavering foundation for your new tooth/teeth to be attached to.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants have quickly become the treatment of choice for people who are missing teeth, with about 500,000 new implants being placed every year. It’s not hard to see why; dentures and dental bridges still have their uses, but dental implants have many unique advantages that can improve your health and your overall quality of life on a daily basis as well as in the long term. At your dental implant consultation, we can explain the benefits of the treatment so that you can decide whether it’s truly your best option.

Day-to-Day Benefits

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You’ll use your dental implants every day to eat your favorite foods, speak with your friends and family, and show the world a dazzling smile. As you do, you’ll be able to enjoy these benefits of dental implants:

  • No Diet Restrictions: Traditional dentures only restore about 25% to 50% of your regular chewing ability. In contrast, dental implants have up to 80% to 90% of the chewing power of natural teeth, letting you eat virtually anything you want.
  • Easy Maintenance: If you’re tired of taking care of dentures, you’ll be glad to know that dental implants are much simpler to maintain as they can be brushed and flossed like regular teeth.
  • Confident Smiles: Your new teeth will look like a natural part of your mouth, and they won’t move at all when you’re chewing, speaking, or smiling. This makes it easier to be confident about your grin on a daily basis.

Health Benefits

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Your mouth (and potentially the rest of your body) will benefit from dental implants thanks to them acting as new tooth roots. Health-related advantages you’ll notice include:

  • Better Nutrition: Dentures make it harder to eat all the different foods you need to stay healthy.
  • Jaw Strength: The jawbone starts to deteriorate once it no longer receives stimulation from teeth that have been lost. Dental implants provide this much needed stimulation to keep the jawbone healthy.
  • Improved Oral Health: Since dental implant maintenance is so simple, it’s much easier to keep them clean and avoid the plaque and tartar buildup that could lead to gum disease. Furthermore, filling in empty space in your mouth with a dental implant will stop your other teeth from drifting out of place.

Long-Term Benefits

Senior woman outside with dental implants in Evanston, IL

Your dental implant will continue to help you for many years to come thanks to the following advantages:

  • High Success Rate: Dentists have been placing dental implants for decades now, and thanks to advancements in dentistry, the procedure has a 95% rate of success.
  • Long Lifespan: Your dental implants can potentially last for decades or even a lifetime, whereas a regular denture or bridge would need to be replaced every few years. As such, getting dental implants could save you time and money in the long term.
  • Youthful Appearance: By helping you maintain your jawbone, dental implants can help prevent the sunken, aged look that often occurs after tooth loss.

Indications of Dental Implants

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There are several different traits that make a good candidate for the procedure, including having a dense enough jawbone, good oral health, and no medical conditions that impact the immune system. During your initial consultation, we will examine your mouth and medical history to determine if you’re a good fit for implants. If so, we may suggest one of the following restorative plans to help rebuild your smile.

Missing One Tooth

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For a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant below the gumline that will anchor a customized dental crown to fill the gap in your arch. This will keep your remaining teeth aligned and reduce your risk of developing additional oral health problems down the road.

Missing Multiple Teeth

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To replace consecutive missing teeth with dental implants, all we need to do is attach the bridge to two implants placed on either side of the gap in your arch—no alterations to your healthy teeth are necessary.

Missing All of Your Teeth

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Instead of relying on natural suction and denture adhesive to stay in place, an implant-retained denture is secured to four to eight dental implants. This prevents any slipping or shifting that you may experience with traditional restorations.

The Cost of Treating Dental Implants

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There’s no set price tag for the dental implant procedure because it’s customized to fit each of our patients’ unique needs. We’ll only be able to calculate the cost after we examine your mouth and facial structure and determine what type of implant-retained restoration you need. Once we do, our friendly team can discuss payment options with you. We accept dental insurance and offer additional financing through CareCredit.