Dental Implants Specialist

If you’re looking for an attractive, permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants may be right for you. At Dental Impressions in the Gage Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Shafeeq Bader has extensive experience in the latest advances in dental implant procedures. He even offers these treatments at an affordable price so that nobody in the Chicago area has to hide their smiles again! Learn more about Dr. Bader’s dental implants by scheduling an appointment online or by phone.

Dental Implants Q & A

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What are dental implants?

Implants are dental devices that permanently replace missing teeth. They have two essential parts: a titanium steel post and a false tooth. Dr. Bader installs the post in your jawbone, which secures the false tooth into place.

At Dental Impressions, Dr. Bader can perform a single crown implant or construct a multi-unit bridge. He may also use mini implants to stabilize your dentures.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dr. Bader examines the health of your mouth to determine if dental implants are right for you. He also reviews your medical history to ensure any medical conditions you have won’t interfere with the surgery.

You may be a good candidate for implants if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have a healthy, supportive jawbone
  • Are unable to wear dentures
  • Are free of health conditions that impede healing

How does the dental implant process work?

Before your dental implant surgery, Dr. Bader creates a custom treatment plan for you. That involves taking X-rays and making an impression of your mouth, which he sends to a dental lab so they can start creating your implant. Dr. Bader performs the rest your dental implant surgery in stages.

Preparing the jawbone: If you still have a damaged tooth, Dr. Bader extracts it. He also evaluates and prepares your jawbone to ensure it’s ready to support the implant.

If Dr. Bader finds that your jaw needs extra bone to support the surgery, you may need a bone graft. In that case, he moves bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jaw.

Installing the post: Once your jaw heals from the extraction or bone graft, Dr. Bader installs the metal post in the space left by your missing tooth. After the installation, your jaw will heal and fuse to the metal post over the course of several months.

Installing the abutment: After you’ve passed that healing stage, Dr. Bader places the abutment, which is an extension of the metal post. Then, once your soft tissue has healed from that procedure, he places the permanent tooth on the post.

Will the dental implant look real?

The false tooth closely resembles the shape and color of your natural teeth. Your implants also function like your other teeth for chewing and should be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth.

To learn more about dental implants, schedule an evaluation at Dental Impressions by phone or using the online booking feature.

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    "Took my whole family. The place was clean, the staff professional, and the dentist was very kind. Definitely going back and would recommend it to everyone."

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    "I took my 3 year old daughter for her annually check up and cleaning. Dentist was very friendly and patient. The staff were very helpful and welcoming."

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    "I hated going to the dentist, but going here I feel comfortable. Pain free!! Dr. Bader is so sweet, patient, and professional."

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    "I love going to this dentist. The people working there are so polite and they are on top of everything. I would highly recommend it."

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    "Dr. Bader is a fantastic dentist. He really cares about my smile and oral health. I wished I had seen him earlier in my life."

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    "Outstanding dentist. Competent and courteous staff. Don't bother looking for a dentist, Dr. Bader should be your obvious choice."

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    "I've been coming to this office for several years now and it's always a wonderful experience. The staff is fantastic! I highly recommend Dental Impressions!"

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Location
Dental Impressions
5430 South Kedzie Avenue
Gage Park

Chicago, IL 60632
Phone: 773-432-8108
Fax: 773-925-0670
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