At the Lakeview, Chicago Dental Implants Office, an innovative, state-of-the-art solution for missing teeth known as the All-on-4 implant prosthesis is now available! If you’re plagued by missing teeth, or struggle with the annoyance of dealing with ill-fitting dentures, you aren’t alone. If you have searched for an alternative to improve your quality of life, then All-on-4 dental implants could be the right solution for you.

Missing Teeth are a Problem

Day to day life with missing teeth is not only challenging because of the difficulty in eating certain foods, but because missing teeth cause pain, sensitivity, and can even make you feel self-conscious enough to want to hide your smile.

There are also serious health risks associates with the deterioration of the jawbone that occurs when teeth are missing. Dentures are often used to replace missing teeth but come with their own challenges, which include slipping, messy adhesives adhesives, difficulty cleaning, and sometimes pain.

A Healthy Solution

Making the choice to go with dental implants can be a challenging decision, and we want to make sure that you are fully informed on what can be expected. Dr. Lee and the team at our Lakeview, Chicago Dental Implants Office have helped many patients make the transition from a life of discomfort and lowered self-esteem to a life filled with the freedom to eat and do what they want with a functional, beautiful smile.

No case or patient is the same, and that’s why our team is ready to give you the information and the individual attention you deserve for your unique situation. You will receive a thorough evaluation, detailed treatment information, and a plan to make your decision affordable.

Please Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about All-on-4 Dental implants, how they work, and why they may be a good choice for you, please give our dentist office a call. We’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with you at your convenience.

It used to be the case that getting a dental crown placed meant that you had to sit through several visits. Your dentist would begin the restoration by reshaping your tooth to create a perfect fit for the new crown. When that process was finished your dentist would then fashion a temporary crown while the dental lab created the permanent one. Then you had to return to the dentist for the final placement.

Today, CEREC Ceramic Dental Restorations placed at CEREC Dentistry in Lakeview make the whole process much simpler. The CEREC system is the only treatment of its kind available for fashioning a new ceramic dental crown in one visit. Now, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown or veneer.

One-Appointment Convenience

The traditional process for obtaining a new dental crown normally requires multiple appointments to complete. The first visit usually involved an injection of anesthesia, tooth prep, dental impressions, and then a temporary crown was placed. A few weeks later the temporary crown was removed and a permanent crown placed.

The CEREC system used by CEREC Dentistry in Lakeview office allows placement of the new, permanent crown in one visit. Another appointment is unnecessary, and the worry over losing or breaking a temporary crown is eliminated. Because CEREC dental restorations are metal-free they look completely natural and enable your dentist to view the natural tooth on an x-ray.

Health Benefits

While CEREC dental crowns are much more convenient, there are also benefits to your overall health. Previously a dentist had two choices for creating a permanent restoration - amalgam or gold. Crowns fabricated with CEREC utilize durable and long-lasting ceramic that is color-matched to your teeth, restoring them to their natural former strength and beauty.

One benefit of CEREC crowns is the fact that their composition closely resembles a natural tooth. This fact permits the crown and your tooth to expand and contract at nearly the same rate. This reduces the danger of developing a crack in the crown.

Because these restorations are bonded onto your tooth directly, we can preserve the healthy tissue of your natural tooth. By following a routine of good at-home oral health care along with routine visits to the dentist, your new CEREC dental crown may last a lifetime.

Air abrasion is a non-invasive technology offered at our Lakeview, Chicago Dentist Office. It’s used to remove tooth decay, as well as other applications.

What is Air Abrasion?

During air abrasion, we use an instrument that delivers a fine spray of abrasive material to gently remove decay. A fine stream of particles is directed at the damaged portion of the tooth, removing decay as the stream strikes the decayed area. The particles of decay are then "suctioned" away.

Is it Safe?

Yes - the only precautions needed before air abrasion at our Lakeview, Chicago Dentist Office are protective eyewear (to prevent eye irritation from the spray) and the use of a rubber dam (a rubber sheet that fits around teeth) to protect areas of the mouth that aren't being treated. The suctioning of particles also prevents them from being breathed into the lungs.

Why Should I Consider Air Abrasion?

Compared with the traditional drilling method, the advantages of air abrasion include the following:

  • Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure, or vibration
  • Air abrasion leaves much more of the healthy tooth structure behind
  • Air abrasion reduces the need for anesthesia, particularly if the cavity is shallow; this allows the dentist to treat multiple sites in the mouth during a single visit

What Else do you do With Air Abrasion?

Air abrasion also has other uses:

  • It’s ideal for children, especially during the placement of sealants, and adults who may be fearful and have minimal decay.
  • Remove some old composite restorations (but not metallic restorations such as silver amalgam fillings)
  • Prepare a tooth surface for bonding or sealants
  • Remove superficial stains and tooth discolorations

Please Call for More Information

We’d love to tell you more about air abrasion dentistry, so just give us a call, and we’ll arrange a consultation with our dentist.