Should I Avoid Smoking If I Have Dental Implants?

May 7, 2020 Dr. Scherer knows how devastating it can be to lose a tooth. Whether it’s a tooth that has been loose for quite some time, or you’ve lost one or more teeth as a result of an injury, having a gap in your smile can affect more than your oral function. Not only do patients who have loose, or missing teeth have trouble eating and drinking, but they also experience trouble speaking and are often left feeling embarrassed and with declining self-esteem....
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Are Dental Implants Prone to Conditions Like Cavities or Gum Disease?

March 26, 2020 Every year, Dr. Scherer of Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center sees many patients who are interested in receiving dental implants to replace their loose or missing teeth. This permanent tooth replacement system is a favored one among residents for many reasons, but unfortunately Dr. Scherer often has to correct the wrong belief that dental implants are maintenance-free and aren’t prone oral health conditions like cavities or gum disease....
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How Often Do I Need a Check Up on My Dental Implants?

February 13, 2020 Many of Dr. Scherer’s dental implant patients know that their dental implants are designed to be permanent, but unfortunately, many of them also believe they will be relatively carefree, requiring little to no maintenance. Though dental implants are easy to care for, they are not carefree....
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

January 23, 2020 For nearly 20 years, Dr. Scherer has been providing men and women with successful oral health care treatment, providing results that are long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing. Every year, he sees many residents who are interested in having dental implants placed to restore their oral function after having lost one or more teeth. One of the biggest reasons this tooth replacement option is so popular is due to the fact that dental implants are designed to last a lifetime!...
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3 Benefits Of Dental Implants

August 26, 2019 A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. ...
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6 Reasons To Consider Dental Implants

Loss of permanent teeth is more common than you’d think. The average adult age 20-34 is missing 1 permanent tooth, the average adult age 35-49 is missing 3 permanent teeth, and the average adult over the age of 50 is missing 6 permanent teeth! ...
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Are Dental Implants Worth It?

What’s involved in a dental implant? Do they hurt? Can anyone get them? There are a lot of questions surrounding dental implants but one thing is certain; they’ve been reconstructing smiles for over 35 years with amazing results. But what’s the fuss surrounding dental implants and are they really worth it? ...
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Are You A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

It’s estimated that 125 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are one of them, you may be considering dental implants for tooth replacement. We think it’s important for you to know what factors make a person a good candidate for such a procedure. Here are a few things to consider....
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When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

You may have heard in the past that dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants are a great option for a lot of different situations, but when is getting a dental implant the best option for you?...
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