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When missing teeth are left missing, and even with bridges and dentures that sit atop the gums, the consequences run deep. Surrounding teeth will shift and rotate, causing alignment and bite changes which can lead to TMJ dysfunction and headaches. The underlying jawbone deteriorates, causing a sunken facial appearance and making replacement teeth a difficult fit.
Missing teeth not only cause an unsightly and embarrassing gap in your smile that hinders your self-confidence, they also make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods and to speak clearly. Traditional bridges and dentures are pesky to clean and keep in place, but dental implants are a permanent fixture in your mouth, allowing you to live life as you did before missing teeth.
Schedule a consultation with your New Lenox implant dentist, Dr. Etchison, Dr. Pycinska, or Dr. Eberhardt at Nelson Ridge Family Dental today to get started!
If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for dental implants, or you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford traditional implants, mini implants might be the best option for you.
Dental implants are the gold standard in modern tooth replacement technology, and we can provide precision placement and complete treatment from the comfort of your dental home.
Implant dentures typically require 5-6 implants to support a full arch and six months for the implants to heal. All-on-4 uses only 4 implants and a set of healing teeth can be placed the same day.
We know oral surgery or other major dental procedures can be nerve-racking, but we want you to know we use the most current technology that makes the process more comfortable and easier than ever. Our CBCT scanner allows us to take panoramic 3D x-rays for an accurate picture of your entire oral health structure and helps us precisely guide your implant treatment for the most successful results.
If you are a particularly anxious or fearful patient, we’re happy to provide stress-free sedation options to help take the edge off and make you comfortable enough to complete the treatment. If you need multiple implants, we can use sedation to get more work done in a single visit while you’re completely relaxed. Check out our Sedation Dentistry page to learn more about relaxing sedation techniques.
Think again! Dental implants are our highest recommendation, and with the help of our flexible financing options you can get them today and work off your balance in affordable monthly payments.