News From Our Niles, Illinois Cosmetic Dental Practice
Dr. Roger Pogorzelski
Your Niles Cosmetic Dentist
Twelve to sixteen weeks is the usual wait time for placing a crown on an implant. This is soon to change. I attended a Symposium on Osseodensification in January. A complete new way of thinking about the placement of implants was presented. This paradigm shift will allow patients to get the crowns placed on their implants much sooner, sometimes on the day of implant placement!
Also snap on dentures may be "snapped-on" the same day as implant placement. No more waiting twelve weeks.
More to come on this topic.
Dr Pogorzelski attended the AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillfacial Surgery) Implant Conference December 4-5, 2015. Many interesting topics were discussed. Took home valuable technique updates to be incorporated into everyday implant procedures.
We have all seen the add for "teeth in a day." Well it's true but very misleading. Can you get teeth in a day, yes, but..... The but is that it took several visits prior to the patient getting their teeth in a day.
When we say teeth in a day we usually mean a full denture that is screwed into implants placed all in the same day. A minimum of 4 implants is required to be the foundation for a lower denture prosthesis. In the upper arch many times up to 6 implant are required due to the "softer" nature of the maxillary bone.
The denture can be made to be removed by the patient or only by the dentist.
We have successfully performed this service at Niles Dental Center.
More to come on this subject.
Dr. Pogorzelski attended the International Congress of Oral Implantologists summer symposium in Chicago this August. Many of the top clinicians presented the latest topics regarding implant surgery, restoration, esthetics and maintenance.
Even though an implant is titanium and will never decay it still must be mantained!
Just as natural teeth can develop periodontitis, dental implants can develop peri-implantitis.
In other words they must be maintained as teeth with regular dental visits, usually twice a year.
Our staff is enjoying the results of their Botox/Dermal filler experience. Very good results. Round two of treatment coming soon!
Here is round two.
Dr Pogorzelski and staff recently attended and completed training to provide Botox and dermal fillers (Juvederm) to our patients! Extremely safe and reversible, these procedures can be life changing. The training was provided by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), the #1 Botox Training Course and Dermal Filler Training Course for Dentists.