CHICAGO (North) Dr. Larry Hoffman
Dr. Steven Flicker
Dr. David Sher

6258 North Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60659
Phone: (773) 449-5037 Directions

CHICAGO (South/Oak lawn) Dr. Linda M. Weinfield
Dr. Edwin E. Weinfield
Dr. Linas J. Bartuska

9839 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Phone: (708) 469-6388 Directions

Dental Implants in Oak Lawn and Chicago, Illinois

Do you want a brilliant, natural-looking smile without the hassle or potential discomfort of removable dentures? With implant dentistry, you can once again enjoy the beauty and functionality of healthy teeth. At The Dental Implant Associates – Cosmetic Dentistry Centers, our team of skillful, professionally-trained dentists has a wealth of experience crafting exceptional smiles. Using the latest dental implants and oral surgery techniques at our Oak Lawn and Chicago, Illinois offices, we can replace one or all of your teeth. From the correction of a single front tooth to a complete lower arch replacement, anything is possible.

Contact our practice to learn more about dental implants and oral surgery from our Oak Lawn or Chicago, Illinois dentists.

About Dental Implants

A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that anchors a custom-made replacement tooth. Usually made of titanium, dental implants are incredibly durable and nearly impossible to differentiate from natural teeth. While dentures remain a valid option for some patients, they can cause irritation and frustration for others when they do not fit properly. Implant dentistry solves this problem by giving patients a long-lasting alternative that won’t get in the way of eating, laughing, or speaking naturally.

Dental Implants Before and After Photos    Photos of Featured Dental Implants Patient

There are several different types of dental implants available to our patients. Our Oak Lawn and Chicago, Illinois dentists determine which type of implant to use based on the condition of the jawbone, gum tissue, and the specific health needs of the patient. Root-form implants are the most common type of implant, and are best for patients with a sound, healthy jawbone. If a patient’s jaw is deteriorating or is especially thin, a subperiosteal implant, blade implant, or cylinder implant might be used instead. These implants are designed to reinforce the jaw and provide additional support for replacement teeth.

Schedule a consultation with The Dental Implant Associates – Cosmetic Dentistry Centers to learn if dental implants are right for you.

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Dental Implant Surgery

Tooth replacement with dental implants usually takes place in three stages. During your first appointment, the dentist surgically inserts the titanium implant into the missing tooth root. The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic, so you will not feel any discomfort during treatment. Once the implant is securely attached, the dentist closes the gum tissue with stitches. For the next several months, the implant will gradually fuse with the surrounding bone in a process known as osseointegration.

The second stage of oral surgery takes place after the dental implant has sufficiently bonded to the jaw. During this appointment, the dentist fastens a small connector, also called a post, to the implant. Once the procedure is complete, the gum tissue around the implant and post is allowed to heal.

During the third and final stage, the dentist attaches the replacement tooth to the dental implant post. The custom-made tooth is carefully shaped and adjusted to complement your bite. Depending on the number and type of implants used, the entire process should take between five months and two years to complete.

If you are interested in using dental implants and oral surgery to transform your smile, please contact our Oak Lawn or Chicago, Illinois offices to make an appointment.

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Treatment Sequence for Front Tooth Replacement

  • Front Tooth Replacement - Step 1 Illustration
  • Front Tooth Replacement - Step 2 Illustration
  • 1. Single Front Tooth Missing

  • 2. Missing Tooth Root Replaced by Implant

  • Front Tooth Replacement - Step 3 Illustration
  • Front Tooth Replacement - Step 4 Illustration
  • 3. Connector Is Attached to Implant

  • 4. Dental Implant Is Complete with Custom-made Crown.

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Treatment Sequence for Back Tooth Replacement

  • Back Tooth Replacement - Step 1 Illustration
  • Back Tooth Replacement - Step 2 Illustration
  • 1. Multiple Back Teeth Missing

  • 2. Implants Placed into Missing Tooth Roots

  • Back Tooth Replacement - Step 3 Illustration
  • Back Tooth Replacement - Step 4 Illustration
  • 3. Connectors Attached to Implants

  • 4. Custom Crowns Placed on Implants

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Treatment Sequence for Complete Lower Tooth Replacement

  • Complete Lower Teeth Replacement - Step 1
  • Complete Lower Teeth Replacement - Step 2
  • 1. Complete Tooth Loss on Lower Jaw

  • 2. Placement of Implants Along Jawline

  • Complete Lower Teeth Replacement - Step 3
  • Complete Lower Teeth Replacement - Step 4
  • 3. Attachment of Ball-like Connectors

  • 4. Overdenture Is Secured to Connectors

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Treatment Sequence for Complete Upper Tooth Replacement

  • Complete Upper Teeth Replacement - Step 1
  • Complete Upper Teeth Replacement - Step 2
  • 1. Complete Tooth Loss on Upper Jaw

  • 2. Placement of Implants Along Jawline

  • Complete Upper Teeth Replacement - Step 3
  • Complete Upper Teeth Replacement - Step 4
  • 3. Attachment of Ball-like Connectors

  • 4. Overdenture with Clasps (or Cliptight™ Denture) Is Secured

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Driving Directions

Our patients often drive from near by cities to seek the expertise of our dentists. For your convenience, we have provided directions to our office from the following locations: