While dentistry has seen amazing advances in the past few decades, no one has figured out a way to grow new teeth in place of missing ones. But dental implants come very close!
Glen Ellyn, IL implant dentist Dr. John C. Workman can use implants to:
- Replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, or secure a denture to prevent it from moving around
- Give you a bite with chewing power nearly as strong as your own
- Stimulate your jawbone so you won’t experience bone loss that can make you look older
- Provide the security of knowing your replacement teeth will stay in place
- Give you a smile that should last a lifetime with proper care
Thanks to his 14 years of experience with replacement teeth, Dr. Workman can use implants in innovative procedures like All-on-4® or Teeth in a Day®. That’s right, you may be able to get your new teeth all in a single visit! And you can get dental sedation to relax you, no matter which procedure you choose.
With So Many Choices, One Is Right For You
Dental implants can be used to complete your smile whether you’re missing a single tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth. You can use them with the dental restoration that will work best for your individual situation:Dr. Workman on dental implants Read Transcript
Dentistry has changed huge in the last 10 or 15 years, and it is moving in a direction that patients aren’t really being taken care of. What you learn in dental school is how to fix teeth, and that’s good. But we end up spending most of our time treating the results of disease. Decay, gum disease and [inaudible 00:00:26] disease. And we don’t spend very much time dealing with the cause of the disease. And I think one of the big things that people get, coming to our practice, one thing that we really stress and try to help people with is, that’s great. We can help you accomplish whatever you want to do, in terms of restoring your teeth, but we want to treat the cause of the problem, so you don’t end up ruining the investment you’re making when you do dentistry [inaudible 00:00:55]. And that’s not done in most offices. We spend time with you, and that’s, I think, an advantage to the patient, because we spend the time trying to help you deal with the cause of the disease, so that you can be healthy for the rest of your life and have the least amount of dentistry completed in your mouth, over a lifetime.
- A dental crown to replace a single tooth
- A dental bridge or partial dentures to replace multiple teeth
- Full dentures that are secured with dental implants and can be removed by you the patient or full dentures that are permanently secured by Dr Workman.
Dr. Workman offers so many different teeth replacement procedures, you’re sure to find the right one for your smile! These videos may help you decide! He can attach a full arch of replacement teeth to as few as four dental implants in a procedure called All-on-4®. It’s especially popular in the lower jaw, as dentures there are more prone to slippage. An All-on-4 restoration in the upper jaw leaves your upper palate exposed, unlike traditional dentures, so you can fully taste and enjoy your food.
In some cases you may be be able to get Teeth in a Day®, with Dr. Workman placing your implants and attaching a full set of replacement teeth to them in a single visit. You’ll walk out with a fully functional new smile!
If your jawbone is too thin to support implants or you need them in an area of your mouth where space is tight, Dr. Workman can use mini dental implants. About half the size of their full-size counterparts, mini dental implants are placed in less time and usually heal more quickly.
Experienced Implant Dentist & Dental Sedation Make a Difference
Dr. Workman has been successfully placing and restoring dental implant options since 2003. He was one of the first general dentists in the Chicago area to use a CT scan to fabricate guides for the safest and most accurate implant placement.
Entrusting your procedure to Dr. Workman should relax you. And we use the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® that allows us to precisely place anesthesia exactly where you need it and deliver a computer-controlled flow of anesthesia, so you won’t feel a thing!
But you can also opt to receive dental sedation. You can choose:
- Oral conscious sedation in the form of a prescription medication
- IV sedation that is administered intravenously
For more information on tooth replacement options, call 630-448-8418. We offer complimentary second opinions.