Dental Implants – Hyde Park • Chicago, IL
A Permanent Solution
for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are widely considered to be the “gold standard” when it comes to tooth replacement because they bring back both the visible crown and hidden root unlike every other prosthetic. At University Dental Professionals, we pride ourselves on being able to offer truly world-class implant care thanks to our in-house prosthodontist, Dr. Chou, and periodontist, Dr. Yousef. Together, they are able to handle every part of the procedure in our Hyde Park office so that you can recover your smile quickly and enjoy strong and beautiful results for decades to come.
Why Choose University Dental Professionals for Dental Implants?
Entire Implant Procedure
Completed Under 1 Roof
Fair & Affordable Fees
That Suit Any Budget
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is actually not a replacement tooth on its own, but rather a prosthetic tooth root. It’s a small titanium post that is positioned inside the jawbone to mimic the foundation of a natural tooth. Implants bond to the jawbone just like real teeth, and once this process is complete, they can be attached to custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures that close the gaps in someone’s smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental implants are extremely stable and do NOT move around the mouth during speaking and eating.
- Bone loss usually starts after tooth loss, but implants reinforce the jawbone and stimulate it so it remains strong and maintains its shape.
- While traditional dentures and bridges typically last about 5-10 years, implants have an impressive 30+ year lifespan, with some enduring even longer.
- To take care of implants, all a patient has to do is treat them like natural teeth, as in they only need to be brushed, flossed, and periodically examined by a dentist.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
One of the best things about dental implants is their versatility. Our team can use them to help patients missing any number of teeth. After an exam, we can help you decide which of the following procedures would suit your needs:
Missing Single Tooth
A custom-made dental crown is attached to a dental implant that is placed between two healthy teeth. This approach is less invasive compared to getting a bridge because the nearby teeth don’t have to be reshaped to make room for the prosthetic.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Multiple implant crowns can be placed throughout the mouth, but for consecutive missing teeth, just two implants can be used to support a bridge. This approach helps preserve the remaining teeth and also gives this prosthetic a stability that can’t be replicated by a traditional, removable one.
Missing All Teeth
All it takes is just four to six implants to bring back an entire row of teeth. These can be used to attach a full denture to the jawbone, resulting in a prosthetic that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth. With implant dentures, a patient can eat whatever they like because it restores almost all of their bite strength.
We strive to make our patients’ lives easy while offering them premier care, and thanks to our in-house prosthodontist and periodontist, getting dental implants has never been simpler. Your consultation, surgical placement, and attachment of your restorations will all happen in our Hyde Park office under the supervision and guidance of implant experts who have tailored their approach to your unique needs. This not only helps the process go by faster, but it also delivers a better result when it comes to comfort, security, and durability.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Every dental implant treatment we provide is 100% custom-designed for each patient, and because of this, the cost is always different from person to person. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss all the factors that can influence the final price, including how many implants you need, where they will be located, and which kind of restoration they will support. We’ll also go over how we can make your treatment easily affordable using your insurance and financing.