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Some patients think that just because you can't see your back molars, it's OK to lose them.  That it's a small thing to remove a heavily decayed or damage molar.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  When a molar is lost: 

1) The remaining teeth shift into the space left behind, increasing the chance you'll get jaw pain, headaches, broke or cracked teeth and severe wear. 

2) Because your jawbone is no longer stimiulated, it will recede, causing a sunken aged appearance.

3) Favorite foods go by the wayside as chewing becomes more difficult.  

Our primary mission is prevention, but if one or more of your molars needs support, we can help!  There are many options available that can fit in your budget. The most affordable and common option to replace a back molar is with a bridge or crown. While both are effective, there are some downsides that come with these options. For example, you won’t have the same biting force or appearance of a natural tooth. Plus, your surrounding teeth are more prone to tooth decay and you’ll likely need to have a replacement bridge or crown made in the future.  

Dental Implants are the best option to replace a back molar. Implants look and function just as your natural teeth. You’ll have a permanent solution to tooth loss using an implant that closely mimics natural teeth. You’ll resolve all of the complications and risks associated with a missing tooth to protect your oral health and quality of life.


By Osmanski Dental
June 04, 2014
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dentist   Osmanski  
It takes as many as you need. Dental trauma and decay can take one, multiple or all of your teeth captive, and the only way to take back your oral health is to replace those teeth.
Osmanski Dental offers a number of restorative procedures that involve the placement of a prosthetic tooth, including:
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Crowns/bridgework
What Kind of Dental Implants Are Available at Our Crystal Lake Dentist Office? 
There is not just one, but four dental implant options. The one you choose depends on the number of teeth you are missing.
For a single missing tooth, you can get a single tooth replacement. Implants can also replace multiple teeth, or all the teeth on the bottom and upper jawbone.
If you don’t want that many implants placed, you can opt for an implant-supported denture—this keeps dentures from slipping while you eat or talk.
Do You Need to Change Your Oral Hygiene Regiment?
Getting a dental implant is a big change, but it’s a healthy change for your smile. And the only change you need to make to your oral hygiene regiment is the quality of cleaning. Don’t be tempted to skip the floss or miss a night of brushing.
Bacteria and food particles won’t affect the implant and synthetic crown, but your gum tissue is still vulnerable. Brushing (twice a day) and flossing (at least once a day) on a daily basis will keep your gum tissue clean.
Are you interesting in the process of a dental implant in Crystal Lake? Contact us at (815) 459-8650. Or continue checking out our site and the “Dental Implant” page.