Information About Additional Procedures
Invisible Braces in Oswego, IL
The decision to straighten your teeth affects not only the appearance of your smile, but your lifestyle as well. At first impression, people associate straight teeth with good overall health and hygiene. As an adult, you may wish to enhance your smile for business or social interactions. Or, perhaps you’re a teen looking for a trendy, modern alternative to metal brackets and wires. Invisible braces for teens and adults allows you to enjoy all the benefits of straight teeth without putting your lifestyle on hold.
Invisible braces are an orthodontic treatment that uses removable alignment trays to straighten teeth. Your dentist in Oswego, IL will fit you with custom-designed alignment trays that slowly shift your teeth into the desired position. Every few weeks, you will receive a new set of trays until your teeth are perfectly aligned. The trays are barely visible in your mouth – your friends, family and coworkers may not even notice they are there. The smooth plastic surface will not scratch or damage the inside of your mouth and you can remove the trays for eating, cleaning, and special occasions. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Shaikh at Smile Family Dental to find out if invisible braces are right for you!
Dental Implants in Oswego, IL
Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a titanium post that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a porcelain crown, and an abutment that attaches the dental crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Looks & Feels Natural. Implants are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth. Smile more often with a full, healthy set of teeth.
- Convenience. Once the implant is placed, it serves all the functions of a natural tooth. No eating restrictions or speaking impediments.
- Stops Bone Loss. With other tooth replacement options, the bone where the root used to be may deteriorate over time, causing neighboring teeth to shift and loosen. Implants are the only option that helps prevent bone loss in the jawline.
- Over 95% Success Rate. Implant placement therapy is one of the most effective and most predictable type of procedure in dentistry.
Placing the Implant
First, your dentist in Oswego, IL will take x-rays of your mouth and determine the optimal placement of the implant along your jawline. Once the implant has been surgically placed, the abutment and dental crown will be attached during restoration procedures. Most patients report less pain during recovery than with wisdom teeth extractions, but any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. If you are anxious about any stage in the implant procedure, the team at Smile Family Dental is always ready and willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
If you believe you can benefit from a single dental implant procedure or would like more information, call our Oswego, IL dental office today to make an appointment!
Replacing Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants in Oswego, IL
When several neighboring teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is the optimal treatment option for replacing them. An implant bridge consists of three major aspects, the dental implant, abutments, and the dental bridge. A traditional dental implant bridge consists of an artificial tooth connected to two crowns on both sides that are placed on two neighboring dental implants that hold the bridge in place. A dental implant bridge may be used to replace three or more missing teeth.
When multiple neighboring teeth are missing, the bone will begin to resorb and shrink at a rapid pace. The surrounding teeth will begin to shift and move into the open space. The remaining teeth begin to overcompensate for the lost teeth and they too risk being lost.
Advantages of a dental implant bridge:
- Beautiful, natural appearance
- Patients can eat any food
- Teeth do not shift or move
- Preserves bone
If you believe you can benefit from an implant bridge procedure or would like more information, call Smile Family Dental today to make an appointment!
Replacing All Teeth with Dental Implants in Oswego, IL
With state-of-the-art, minimally invasive Dental Implant procedure you never have to wear dentures again.
As we age, the loss of one or multiple teeth happens very often. Fortunately with today’s advances in dentistry, tooth loss can doesn’t have to be permanent. At Smile Family Dental, we replace your lost or damaged teeth with dental implants that look and feel completely natural. Imagine that you can eat all the foods that you used to but have been avoiding because of your limitations caused by tooth loss or uncomfortable dentures.
What is All-On-4 or Teeth In A Day?
The All-On-4 dental implant procedure is a full mouth teeth replacement technique that is capable of giving patients new teeth in one day! This procedure is used when a patient needs all of their upper and/or lower teeth replaced. Teeth may need to be replaced because they are damaged or missing. Your doctor in Oswego, IL will perform the placement of implants while you are comfortably relaxing, slightly sedated, or asleep depending your preferences. In most cases patients will leave the office with a new beautiful smile the same day!
Am I a candidate?
Yes! You can have a beautiful and youthful smile again for life! Even if you were told in the past you are not a candidate for dental implants.
Today, we are able to give permanent teeth to even those patients who were once told they are not candidates for traditional dental implants because they lack sufficient bone. These same patients are now can benefit from this new technique.
Schedule a complimentary evaluation with Dr. Shaikh to see if you are a candidate to replace your teeth in a more natural way. We offer affordable teeth replacement and interest free financing options.
How does it work?
This type of treatment is an innovative procedure, that utilizes only four to six dental implants to provide patients natural looking and permanent, fixed teeth. Unlike dentures that require adhesives and have to be removed daily, your new teeth will be permanently fixed in your mouth, and they will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
Your doctor in Oswego, IL is a highly trained and experienced implant surgeon who received extensive training in not only placing implants but treating the surrounding gum and bone tissue. Before placing the implants Dr. Shaikh at Smile Family Dental designs a custom treatment plan to ensure the final result looks and feels natural as well as functions optimally.
Every patient is thoroughly examined and we take high resolution digital images with our state-of-the-art 3D dental CT scanner. Thanks to today’s advanced technology, we virtually plan the entire surgery with a special dental software even before the patient gets in the chair. By identifying exactly where the nerves are and the size and quality of the bone on the computer, the placements of the actual implants precise, quick and minimally invasive. This way patients are comfortable during the relatively short surgery. For those who are anxious about the procedure we offer different sedation options.
Advantages of dental implants
- Teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Results are permanent
- Teeth are fixed and cannot be taken out by the patient
- Patients can eat any foods
- Teeth do not shift or move
- Unlike traditional dentures, teeth cannot fall out
- New teeth do not trigger gag reflex like traditional dentures
- Patients will finally taste their foods because their taste buds on the roof of the mouth aren’t covered like traditional dentures
- Do not require any sticky glues
- Better jaw bone health and helps stopping bone loss
If you believe you can benefit from the All-On-4 dental implant procedure or would like more information, call our Oswego, IL dental office today to make an appointment!
Lumineers in Oswego, IL
Lumineers are a safe, quick, and affordable way to perfect your smile. You can achieve a flawless smile in just two easy visits to Smile Family Dental. First, your dentist in Oswego, IL will make an impression of your teeth and design your own custom set of lumineers. Unlike traditional veneers, there is no need for extensive drilling, shots, or unsightly acrylic temporaries. After your lumineers have been designed, Dr. Shaikh at Smile Family Dental will prepare your teeth to ensure a good fit, and then bond the lumineers to your natural teeth. Once your lumineers are in place and with proper oral hygiene, you can enjoy your beautiful smile for years to come!
Sedation Dentistry in Oswego, IL
What is sedation dentistry?
Your dental team understands that many patients are hesitant about dental visits due to anxiety or fears. Different levels of anesthesia and sedation allow Dr. Shaikh to treat you in a manner that you find comfortable. Your dentist in Oswego, IL will assess your treatment options and recommend a level of sedation that will allow you to relax during your procedure. An in depth consultation prior to administering anesthesia helps to optimize the long-term outcome for your procedure while assuming a minimal risk for complications.
Nitrous oxide therapy or “laughing gas” is a mild sedative that is commonly used in dentistry. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is administered through a small mask over your nose. This allows you to achieve a level of relaxation as well as reduce pain during the procedure. Nitrous oxide is not addictive and exits the body within a few minutes.
Smile Family Dental offers oral sedation for patients who prefer a more moderate level of sedation. Some patients are given oral medications that are administered directly to the affected area while dental work is performed. Others may be put in a deeper state of relaxation, but will still be able to respond to light stimulation. Patients may feel drowsy and fall asleep during the procedure. Those who choose to be sedated are required to follow a few pre-procedural recommendations and have a driver available to assist them on the day of their procedure.
General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness where a patient cannot feel, see, or hear anything during the procedure. The medication can be administered through various routes and is an extension of deep sedation, helping limit movement and discomfort during dental treatment. A highly trained and specialized anesthesiologist is required to provide this type of anesthesia to assure absolute patient safety. Dr. Shaikh and the dental team at Smile Family Dental is trained to provide this service!
Botox® in Oswego, IL
What is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic has an established record of experience that your doctor in Oswego, IL knows and trusts – it's precise and predictable.
No anesthesia is required. However, Dr. Shaikh at Smile Family Dental may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Dr. Shaikh will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® directly into the muscles that cause moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. The entire treatment takes approximately 10 minutes.
- No downtime. Patients can immediately resume normal activities.
- No systemic complications associated with Botox injections have been documented.
- Treatment is reversible within several months.
- May be beneficial for treatment of migraine headaches.
Botox injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles. The effects last from 3-4 months and require repeat treatments. Possible side effects include local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection. Some patients have reported temporary headache and nausea. Most complications are of short duration and can be avoided with proper injection techniques. A small percentage of patients are reported to experience no improvement at all.