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Dental Implants Specialist

Global Facial Aesthetics

Cosmetic Dentists & Implant Specialist located in River Forest, IL

For more than three decades, dental implants have been the most effective way to permanently replace teeth. At Global Facial Aesthetics in River Forest, Illinois, you can get dental implants using the latest technology. Experienced dentists Gary Alder, DDS, FAGD, DAAPM, and Irene Skirius, DDS, perform computer-guided dental implant surgery and Ultratooth™ for maximum placement precision. They also use CAD/CAM technology to design and fabricate your replacement teeth in the office. Call the office or click the online scheduler to book your dental implants consultation today.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are metal posts that serve as anchors for replacement teeth. A dental implant is a permanent dental fixture. It supports a custom crafted tooth that's indistinguishable from a natural tooth. 

When would I need a dental implant?

You may need a dental implant after losing an adult tooth to decay or an accident. In general, dental implants are best suited for adults who want a permanent restoration they can feel confident about. 

Good oral health is essential for dental implants. If you have receding gums, periodontal disease, or bone loss in your jaw, you might need a treatment such as gum rejuvenation or bone grafting to prepare for dental implants. 

What is the process for dental implants?

Dental implants require a few steps, usually spaced over several months. 

Preparation

The Global Facial Aesthetics staff uses advanced imaging, including digital X-rays and PreXion Excelsior cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner, to capture highly detailed 3-D impressions of your mouth. 

The PreXion technology helps your specialists view all teeth, measure jawbone density, locate mouth nerves, determine proper implant size, and map the ideal implant placement. They design the ideal implant and create an individualized surgical plan. 

Implant installation

Your specialists use a computer-guided dental implant system to implement the surgical plan with maximum precision. They place the metal implant post beneath your gum line, securing it to your jaw. During the next several months, your jawbone grows around the new implant. 

Global Facial Aesthetics uses the best brands of dental implants, including Bio Dent, for maximum efficacy and longevity. They also offer All-on-4®, a system that combines four dental implants with permanent dentures.

Tooth placement

At your next appointment, your specialists use CEREC CAD/CAM technology to create your replacement teeth at the on site dental lab. Your new all-porcelain tooth matches the color and shape of your natural tooth.

Dental implants give you advantages like permanency, natural feel, and attractive appearance. If you want dental implants but prefer immediate results, Global Facial Aesthetics offers an innovative option called Ultratooth™. 

What are Ultratooth dental implants?

Ultratooth is a unique type of FDA-cleared dental implants. With Ultratooth, you can have tooth extraction and implant placement in one appointment. Then, you can use your new tooth right away. 

Ultratooth offers stability without a wait. You need a certain amount of “holding power” after a tooth extraction. That’s because you normally have to wait for your jawbone to fuse with the implant. Ultratooth creates immediate stability because it’s expandable. Right after the implant procedure, your dentist can attach a crown right away.

With Ultratooth, you don’t have any downtime. Ultratooth has a 30-year history of positive clinical results. 

Global Facial Aesthetics uses state-of-the-art dental implant materials and cutting-edge equipment to give you the very best results. Call the office or arrange your dental implant consultation online.