Why can’t children get dental implants?
Because dental implants have so many benefits and are the only structurally complete tooth replacement option available, some parents may be inclined to explore this treatment option for their child after the loss of that child’s permanent tooth. However, in most cases it’s not appropriate for children to get dental implants. A dental implant can […]
Will I be without teeth after dental implant surgery?
Patients who have suffered tooth loss don’t want to wait any longer than absolutely necessary for their replacement teeth. In fact, many patients ask the implant dentist if they’ll get their replacement teeth at the same appointment as dental implant placement. The implant itself is the titanium post that the implant dentist surgically inserts into […]
The Origin of Dental Implants
The history of dental implants is both interesting and somewhat complicated. The concept of replacing a natural tooth with an artificial substitute isn’t one that was simply born one day in a laboratory. Instead, it’s an idea that has roots in some ancient civilizations and has been continuously modified and adapted right up until modern […]
Dental Implants: Reclaim a more youthful appearance
For a child, missing teeth are cute. It’s a sign that you’re growing up and it’s a great opportunity to try and catch a gloss of the tooth fairy. For an adult on the other hand, missing teeth just make you look old and unattractive. Missing teeth can also make you feel old, and that’s […]
Chicago Oral Surgeon Selected As Founding Expert and Editorial Board Award Recipient for Health Tap
Online PR News – 12-June-2013 –Chicago, IL – Dr. Steven Koos, a dental surgeon and implant dentist in Chicago, has been chosen by Health Tap to be one of the founding experts of the leading interactive health network. The Chicago Loop oral and maxillofacial surgeon has also been recognized as an Editorial Board Award recipient by the […]
What Factors Contribute to Long-Term Success of Dental Implants?
Over the last 30 years, dental implants have survived very well, both clinically and commercially. Patients and implant dentists alike have found that these artificial teeth are the most natural and most effective solution for tooth replacement, in terms of their appearance as well as their ability to function on a daily basis. Current statistics […]
When Can I Return to Work After Implant Surgery?
As you prepare to have your dental implants placed, it’s important that you have a clear understanding of the process. Your implant dentists will guide you through the preparation phase of the procedure and provide care for you during the surgery. Once your treatment is complete, what should you expect during the recovery phase? Naturally, […]
Congenitally Missing Teeth: What are my options?
As you were smiling your way through first grade school pictures and birthday parties with your baby teeth, your permanent teeth should have been developing and growing inside your jawbone. While this process takes place right on schedule for many of us, there are times when one or more of the grownup teeth will fail […]
Clenching Teeth: Am I still a candidate for dental implants?
When you take steps to invest in your health, you have a huge responsibility to protect your investment. That means finding out which procedures are right for you, identifying any potential complications, and following professional instructions for long-term success. During your consultation for dental implants in our Chicago office, be sure to inform your implant […]
Oral Surgery Patient Review – Comfort A., Chicago, IL
My first experience was when the army sent me to Dr. Koos before BCT to have all my wisdom teeth pulled, Dr. Koos is the nicest dentist I have ever met, the procedure was smooth and I did not experience much pain after the procedure. The next time I had to pull an infected tooth, […]
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