Dental implants are a beautiful, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. They are the modern day treatment of choice for tooth replacement. Implant restorations look and feel totally natural. Dr. Bruce Gartner has been performing dental implant procedures in Westchester, Illinois for more than 15 years. His vast experience and training in dental implants set him apart from other practitioners.

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. They serve as anchors for the attachment of replacement teeth, crowns, and partial or full dentures. Unlike dentures, there is no problem with slippage, so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Overall, most people find that dental implants are comfortable, convenient, and improve the function and appearance of their teeth.

At Gartner Periodontal Care, Dr. Gartner provides several types of implants:

Mini dental implants are stabilization solutions that are attached to your bottom dentures. Most patients have the implants placed and attached in one visit, which takes about an hour. This one-step procedure is minimally invasive and does not involve lengthy healing times. There is no incision or stitches and mini implants cost much less than full implants.

Full implants are natural-looking and feel just like your own teeth. A miniature titanium post is implanted into the jaw to take the place of the tooth root. After the area is healed, a porcelain crown is fitted onto the post. Good hygiene, proper diet and professional cleanings can help your implants last for many years.

Implant supported dentures are anchored to your jaw with titanium posts and remain permanently in your mouth. This eliminates the need for adhesives and prevents embarrassing slippage while eating or talking. They also aid in speaking clearly when compared with the slurred speech common in traditional denture wearers.

For expert dental implant placement from an experienced, compassionate periodontist, call Gartner Periodontal Care in Westchester, Illinois at (708) 681-5154, or request a consultation online.