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By St. Charles Family Dentistry
November 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

You might be a good candidate for dental implants if you need to replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants can be used to fill in the gaps where teeth are missing or to replace infected or damaged teeth that need to be extracted. At St. Charles Family Dentistry, Dr. Edmund Lipskis, Dr. Lynn Lipskis, and Dr. Dana Lipskis are your dentists for dental implants in St. Charles, IL.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants function similarly to the roots of teeth by securely holding artificial teeth, such as dental crowns or bridgework, in place. A dental implant is a metal post that is inserted into the jawbone so there must be sufficient bone to support the implant. Over time, the metal post fuses with the bone. Once the bonding process is complete, the implant is ready to securely anchor dental crowns, bridgework, or implant-supported overdentures in place. Our St. Charles dental implants dentist can determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.

How Dental Implants Help

Dental implants can be helpful in several ways. In addition to completing your smile by filling in the gaps from missing teeth, dental implants can also improve speech. Placement of the tongue when speaking is affected when teeth are missing, which can alter a person’s speech. Filling in the gaps where teeth are missing with dental implants can correct tongue placement when speaking and improve speech.

Replacing missing teeth also protects the surrounding teeth by evenly distributing biting and chewing functions and alleviating the additional wear and tear the surrounding teeth endured while compensating for missing teeth.

If you have enough remaining bone in the jaw area to support dental implants, then you might be a good candidate for them. To find out if you are a good candidate, schedule an appointment with Dr. Edmund Lipskis, Dr. Lynn Lipskis, and Dr. Dana Lipskis by calling (630) 377-3131.

By St. Charles Family Dentistry
December 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Maintaining a good oral regimen is vital for your health. Sometimes, however, the brushing and flossing can't prevent a tooth being dental implantsknocked out due to injuries, like when playing a sport. That's why Dr. Edmund Lipskis, Dr. Lynn Lipskis, and Dr. Dana Lipskis in St. Charles, IL, provide their patients with dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is simple. Your dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and places a titanium post. The titanium post is biocompatible, so your body will not reject it.

Afterwards, they will surgically seal the area and give you a temporary crown. The titanium post will need to osseointegrate, which takes three to six months. This process simply means the titanium post will fuse with the bone, therefore giving your support and strength.

When the three to six months pass, you will go back to your dentist. They will re-open the area and attach an abutment and a permanent crown that matches the rest of your teeth. You can walk out of our St. Charles office with a complete smile.

How do I care for my implants?

The advantages of implants are that they have a high success rate, can last a lifetime and you can receive multiple implants, not just one.

Taking care of your implants isn't difficult. It's the standard oral regimen of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing, at least once, before bed. Also, stay away from sugary foods. Sugar contains bacteria that produce plaque. The build-up of plaque can lead to cavities or something worse, like periodontal disease.

For more information about dental implants, call Dr. Edmund Lipskis, Dr. Lynn Lipskis, and Dr. Dana Lipskis of St. Charles Family Dentistry. Their office is conveniently located in St. Charles, IL, so make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as you can.

By St. Charles Family Dentistry
May 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Before the creation of dental implants, dentures were the only option for replacing missing teeth in the mouth. However, there is now the dental implantsoption of dental implants in St. Charles, Illinois, for patients of all ages. Dr. Edmund Lipskis, Dr. Lynn Lipskis and Dr. Dana Lipskis of St. Charles Family Dentistry are all well versed in this dental procedure and can examine each patient to determine whether or not they are a viable candidate or not.

More about Dental Implants

These dental implants can be used in St. Charles, Illinois, for a variety of reasons. They are structures that are placed where a tooth root once was. They are usually secured to the jawbone or framework and serve as a foundation for an artificial tooth or even a bridge. In some cases, they can be used to attach dentures even.

They are designed so well that they can look exactly like natural teeth and can function similar to natural teeth too. Dental implants from St. Charles Family Dentistry Ltd. are usually made of titanium. For a successful implant to stay in place, a candidate must have a strong immune system and the proper bone density needed to heal well. Also, a good oral hygiene routine is required in order to keep the restoration healthy.

Surgery is required for a dental implant treatment option. Following the surgical procedure, a period of time is needed for the implant to heal properly and be secure and for the bone tissue itself to build up. Metal posts sometimes are inserted inside the implants during a follow-up procedure in order to connect the tooth properly.

For more information on dental implants in St. Charles, Illinois, and to learn if you're a viable candidate for the procedure, schedule an appointment with a dentist at St. Charles Family Dentistry today by calling 630-377-3131.

By St. Charles Family Dentistry
June 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Facing the loss of teeth can be stressful. Our smiles define us, and a change in the appearance of your smile is a big deal. But just dental implantsbecause you've lost some teeth doesn’t mean you have to hide your smile forever. Dental implants can restore a full smile with a natural look, making your new teeth just as attractive as they are functional. Learn more from your St. Charles, IL dentist at St. Charles Family Dentistry here.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted directly into the jawbone. During the healing process, the implants fuse with the bone and act as a replacement tooth root. Dentures or crowns are then fabricated to replace the visible part of your tooth and give you a natural-looking smile once again.

The major benefit of implants over other tooth replacement options is their ability to maintain bone health. Because they replace the tooth root, they continue to stimulate bone production in the jaw bone itself. Without implants, you’ll eventually experience bone loss that would put your dental health at risk. Dentures alone cannot support your health in the same way, since they are not actually anchored in the jaw bone.

Implants also provide a stable, permanent foundation for your cosmetic restoration. This makes it easier to smile, speak and eat without worrying about your teeth slipping out of place.

How Long Do Implants Last?

With good dental hygiene habits, implants are expected to last for a minimum of several decades up to a lifetime. Your dentures or crowns will need periodic maintenance and/or replacement, but the implants themselves are considered to be permanent.

Certain health conditions may put your implants at higher risk for failure. And like natural teeth, implants can also be damaged by sudden impact or trauma. Your dentist at St. Charles Family Dentistry will talk with you about whether implants are the right choice for you.

St. Charles, IL Dental Implants

When you've lost teeth and are wondering if you'll ever smile again, take heart. Dental implants can give you a bright and attractive smile that you'll be excited to show off once again. For dental implants in St. Charles, IL, call(630) 377-3131 today for an appointment with one of our friendly and experienced dentists.

By St. Charles Family Dentistry
January 14, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants in St. Charles are today's outstanding choice for tooth replacement. Truly replacing a missing tooth from root to crown, a dental implant device and associated porcelain crown provides outstanding chewing, speech, appearance and even exercise for the jaw bone.Implants

Drs. Edmund Lipskis, Lynn Lipskis and Dana Lipskis of St. Charles Family Dentistry Ltd. work with dental implant specialists to provide their patients lifelike replacements for one or more teeth. Implants even support a partial or full arch of dentures! Could dental implants be the replacement solution for you?

Parts of a Dental Implant

The typical dental implant has 3 parts:

  1. a titanium screw that is surgically placed right into the patient's jaw bone
  2. a metal abutment or post, affixed to the implant at a later date after the surgical site has healed and the implant has integrated into the bone
  3. a natural-looking porcelain crown
Amazingly, the dental implant device itself possesses an affinity for human bone. Titanium integrates to the jaw through a natural process doctors and dentists call osseointegration. Osseointegration also stabilizes various joint replacements where titanium is used.
 
In dental applications, the titanium bonds so well to the jaw bone that it transfers the physical forces associated with biting and chewing to the jaw, helping it retain its original size and density. Without a dental implant, the jaw bone in an empty tooth socket quickly recedes. With enough missing teeth, bite height is reduced, facial appearance ages and skin wrinkles and sags.
 
Other Ways to Use Implants
 
Patients who have adequate jaw bone and overall good health make good implant candidates. Some people needing more than one or even all of their teeth replaced may receive implant-supported partial dentures, bridgework or even a full arch of teeth. The implant specialist places multiple implants, or sometimes, mini-implants, into the jaw, and the denture "snaps" onto the posts. Dentures may be either fixed or removable, depending on the patient's need and preference.
 
Implants Last
 
Dental implants boast great longevity. Traditional tooth replacement options, such as bridgework and partials, typically last 7 to 10 years. With good oral hygiene, including cleanings at St. Charles Family Dentistry, implants can last for decades.
 
According to the Dental Research Journal, the greatest threat is an infection called peri-implantitis. This inflammatory condition is similar to advanced gum disease. Inadequate brushing and flossing and/or cigarette smoking can threaten the bond between the titanium implant and the jaw bone, necessitating removal of the implant. In addition, chewing on a dental implant too soon before it is fully integrated may threaten its retention.
 
Sound Interesting?
 
If you have one or more missing teeth or are facing extractions, contact St. Charles Family Dentistry Ltd. for more information about how dental implants in St. Charles work and if they could be right for you. Call (630) 377-3131 today for a consultation.