Posts for tag: dental implants

By Advance Family Dental Care
November 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Here's some good news: Teenagers are less likely than adults to lose teeth to dental disease. But there's also a flip side. Teens can still lose teeth, more likely from traumatic injury.

Fortunately, there are several options for replacing lost teeth like dentures or bridges. But the choice considered best by most dentists and patients is a dental implant. An implant tooth looks and functions like the real thing—and it's durable, capable of lasting for years, if not decades.

But there's a hitch with teens getting an implant: Even though they may have all their permanent teeth by adolescence, their jaws are still growing and developing. Natural teeth, with their attachment to the jaws by way of a periodontal ligament, can keep pace with this growth—but implants can't.

That's because an implant doesn't have this attachment to gum tissue like natural teeth, but to the jawbone alone. Hence, an implant tooth can't keep up with jaw development, and may eventually look like it's "sunk" into the gums in relation to the teeth around it.

It's best, then, to wait until a teen's jaws have fully developed before attempting an implant. In the meantime, though, they don't have to endure a smile marred by missing teeth, but can replace them with a temporary restoration. The two most common options are a partial denture or a modified bridge.

The partial denture is a lightweight version that's quite affordable. Although not as durable as other types of dentures, the appliance is only intended to last until the patient is old enough for a permanent implant.

The modified bridge is a prosthetic tooth with strips of dental material extending behind it that are bonded to the backs of the teeth on either side to hold it in place. It's likewise not as durable as a traditional bridge, but it can fill the bill until time to place an implant.

Although this adds an additional step in a teen's restorative journey after losing a tooth, it's necessary—waiting to place an implant after jaw maturity will help ensure a long-lasting result. In the meantime, a temporary tooth replacement will help them to enjoy a normal smile.

If you would like more information on dental restorations for teens, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants for Teenagers.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
October 05, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Getting dental implants is going to require surgery. But don't let that concern you—it's a relatively minor procedure.

Currently the “gold standard” for tooth replacement, an implant consists of a titanium post surgically imbedded in the jawbone. We can affix a life-like crown to a single implant or support a fixed bridge or removable denture using a series of them.

Because placement will determine the restoration's final appearance, we must carefully plan implant surgery beforehand. Our first priority is to verify that you have adequate jawbone available to support an implant.

Additionally, we want to identify any underlying structures like nerves or blood vessels that might obstruct placement. We may also develop a surgical guide, a retainer-like device placed in the mouth during surgery that identifies precisely where to create the holes or channels for the implants.

After numbing the area with local anesthesia, we begin the surgery by opening the gum tissue with a series of incisions to expose the underlying bone. If we've prepared a surgical guide, we'll place it in the mouth at this time.

We then create the channel for the insert through a series of drillings. We start with a small opening, then increase its size through subsequent drills until we've created a channel that fits the size of the intended implant.

After removing the implant from its sterile packaging, we'll directly insert it into the channel. Once in place, we may take an x-ray to verify that it's been properly placed, and adjust as needed. Unless we're attaching a temporary crown at the time of surgery (an alternate procedure called immediate loading), we suture the gums over the implant to protect it.

Similar to other dental procedures, discomfort after surgery is usually mild to moderate and manageable with pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen (if necessary, we can prescribe something stronger). We may also have you take antibiotics or use antibacterial mouthrinses for a while to prevent infection.

A few weeks later, after the bone has grown and adhered to the implant surface, you'll return to receive your new permanent crown or restoration. While the process can take a few months and a number of treatment visits, in the end you'll have new life-like teeth that could serve you well for decades.

If you would like more information on dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implant Surgery.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
September 15, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Your dentist in Naperville, IL, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, offers many services that will help you improve your smile. One of these treatments or restorations may be the perfect option for you.

Tooth-colored fillings

No one has to know that you had a cavity, thanks to tooth-colored fillings. The fillings are made of composite resin, a flexible material tinted to match common tooth shades. In addition to blending in with the color of your teeth, composite resin fillings bond to teeth, strengthening them.


From fillings to orthodontic treatment, dental treatments have become much more subtle over the years. Invisalign, a discreet alternative to metal braces, straightens your teeth and corrects mild to moderate bite problems. During your treatment, you'll wear a series of clear, removable aligner trays that fit over your teeth. Every two weeks, you'll begin wearing a new set of trays. Each tray is designed to exert gentle pressure necessary to realign your teeth.

Tooth restoration

Missing teeth affect your appearance and ability to chew and can even lead to speech difficulties. During your visit to the Naperville, IL, dental office, your dentist may recommend one or more of these restoration options:

  • A Bridge: Bridges replace one or two missing teeth and consist of artificial teeth attached to crowns that are cemented onto supporting teeth.
  • Dentures: Dentures replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Thanks to advancements in denture technology, today's dentures look and feel more natural than ever.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants offer the next best thing to growing new teeth. Small titanium posts placed in your jawbone bond to the bone and become your new roots. They're paired with dental crowns to replace the visible parts of your teeth. Once both parts are connected, you'll have fully functioning teeth that offer excellent biting power.

Teeth whitening

Have you been feeling a little self-conscious about your smile? Teeth whitening offers a simple, inexpensive way to get rid of stains that dull teeth. Your dentist applies a professional-strength whitening gel that bleaches away stains, leaving your teeth noticeably whiter.

Would you like to enhance your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure or service? Call your Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care, at (630) 358-9899 to schedule your appointment.

By Advance Family Dental Care
August 26, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Restore your perfect smile with dental implants from your Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a tooth restoration surgically performed to replace a missing tooth. It will replace your tooth root with a metal screwlike post and replace the damaged tooth with an artificial one. The procedure is most useful for patients with damaged teeth roots that prevent the dentist from recommending dentures or bridgework.

How is the procedure performed?

Not everyone can get a dental implant in Naperville, IL. Before recommending the treatment, your dentist will evaluate your health by taking x-rays and tests to check if you have any cavities and examine your jawbone strength. The jawbone strength is a critical factor in the surgery, as it is needed to support the posts. After making sure that everything is healthy, the metal posts will be placed inside your jawbone. You will then wait until the titanium inside the posts completely fuses with the jawbone, forming a stable base for the artificial tooth. When the post is ready, your dentist will attach the crown to replace the tooth.

Are you a candidate for the procedure?

Missing one tooth or more isn’t enough to be a good candidate for the dental implant. Having enough bone density, a developed jawbone, and a healthy oral cavity is necessary for the success of the treatment. Your dentist might also ask you to make some changes in your lifestyle, like quitting tobacco, to support the bone healing process.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

After receiving your dental implant and finishing the treatment process, you will notice an outstanding improvement in your oral health. Dental implants will prevent bone loss in your jaw, restore your ability to bite and chew, and help you speak clearly. The implant itself can’t decay, and it looks the same as your original tooth so no one will notice you have a dental implant.

Contact us

If you want to learn more about dental implants, contact your Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care, and schedule an appointment. For more information, call us at (630) 358-9899.

By Advance Family Dental Care
May 10, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Thinking of getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth? Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi, your dentist at Advance Family Dental Care, can answer all your questions about getting dental implants in Naperville, IL.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are dental appliances that your dentist installs into your jaw to replace your missing teeth from root to crown.

The security of dental implant installation grants it several advantages over other tooth replacement options.

What Are Dental Implants Made From

The root of your dental implant which your dentist installs in your jaw bone is usually titanium. Thanks to titanium's inertness, your body is less likely to reject the implant.

The crown which, rises above your gum looking like your natural teeth, could be ceramic or porcelain.

Your dentist, Dr. Zomorrodi might tint the crowns of your dental implants in Naperville, IL, to match your natural teeth for a flawless finish.

The Installation Process Might Take a Few Months

If you're getting dental implants in Naperville, IL, don't expect same-day installation.

First, your dentist at Advance Family Dental Care will assess your teeth and jaw bone to ascertain if you're fit for dental implants. This process might involve imaging tests to assess your jaw bone density.

Following your consultation, you'll be scheduled for the surgical installation of the roots of your dental implants. For a few months after your surgery, you'll wear temporary caps to protect your dental implants.

This period allows your jaw bone to grow around your dental implants and secure them in place.

Finally, you can get your custom-made dental implant crowns that look like your real teeth.

They Don't Need Special Care

Your dental implants are pretty easy to maintain. You'll hardly notice they're there because you'll be caring for them like your natural teeth.

Remember to brush your teeth at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily to remove bacteria and debris.

You can fill up the gaps in your smile with dental implants. Call (630) 357-2332 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care to discuss getting dental implants in Naperville, IL.

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Advance Family Dental Care
1567 N Aurora Road, Ste 143
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 358-9899
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