Missing teeth can cause other oral issues as well as diminished confidence and quality of life. If you’re missing one or more teeth, Dr. Kella at Lakeshore Dental Studio offers high-quality, long-lasting implants that look and feel completely natural. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for patients with missing teeth, and they require no special care beyond brushing, flossing, and regular six-month checkups. Schedule an implant consultation today to learn more. We offer $500 off your implant treatment if you choose Lakeshore Dental Studio after your consultation!
If you’re interested in dental implants but you aren’t sure if this procedure is right for you, the team at Lakeshore Dental Studio is here to help. We offer free consultations for every dental implant patient. If you choose to have your implant placed at our office after your consultation, you can save $500 on your implant package. Call us for an appointment today and to get started on your smile restoration!
We offer a full suite of in-house dental implant services. We can handle both implant placement and implant restoration at our office. Whether you are missing one tooth or a full arch of teeth, we’ve got you covered with our single-tooth and full-arch dental implants.
This is the process of placing the dental implant into your mouth. Dental implants are small, screw-shaped titanium rods. They are designed to fit perfectly into your mouth, in the area where your missing tooth used to be. They bond with the surrounding tissue over time, creating an artificial root.
Implant placement takes just one appointment after Dr. Kella has approved you for treatment. You’ll come in, and your mouth will be cleaned and numbed. Then, Dr. Kella will create an opening in your gums and jaw, place your implant, clean the area, and suture it shut. This process is repeated if you’re having more than one implant.
An implant restoration refers to the dental prosthetic used to restore your smile. Implant restorations attach directly to your implant after your healing process is complete to give you a full, natural-looking tooth replacement. Common implant restorations include dental crowns as well as fixed dental bridges and implant-supported dentures.
Single-tooth implant restorations are made of strong, durable porcelain. Once your dental implant has healed, this porcelain dental crown will be permanently bonded to it. Full-arch implant restorations are a bit different. Using 4-6 implants on the upper, lower or both arches of your mouth, Dr. Kella can restore your smile even if you’re missing all of your teeth. Implant-supported dentures, which snap onto your implants for a secure hold, are the most common option. However, fixed non-removable bridges may also be used in some cases.
If you have a healthy mouth and a strong jaw, but you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. Candidates for implants must have jaw bone strong enough to support the implant. If you have lost much of your jaw bone due to bone resorption, you may not be a good candidate for an implant unless you first receive a bone or gum graft to strengthen these areas. Contact us for a free consultation to see if implants are right for you!
Yes. Dental implants can last 30+ years, and most patients keep their implants for the rest of their lives. They bond with the jaw bone and gum tissue in your mouth, essentially becoming a natural part of your jawbone. With proper oral hygiene and care, your dental implants will never need to be removed or replaced.
The cost of dental implants can vary quite a bit based on the location of your missing teeth, the number of missing teeth, the need for pre-surgical procedures like tooth extractions, and other factors. For an accurate cost estimate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kella.
We use a wide variety of dental technologies to provide stellar results during the implant placement process. One of the most powerful technologies used at Lakeshore Dental Studio is CBCT 3D technology. CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. It’s a special type of x-ray that allows us to capture a 3D image of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and jaw bone. Using CBCT technology, Dr. Kella can get clear and accurate views of your jaw and mouth. He then uses this information to develop a precise dental implant plan, ensuring that you get the best results.
"I've seen Dr. Kella a few times to get a crown and have some cavities filled. After my first visit, he and his staff were up front about the work I would need done and how much it would cost. There were no financial surprises. He and his staff are friendly and professional. My appointments always start on time. The quality of the dental work has been excellent as well. I also feel the office is managing COVID concerns and precautions well. They have it coordinated so that I'm not running into other patients in the waiting room or hallway. They take my temperature, provide hand sanitizer, and do a pre-appt questionnaire. I would absolutely recommend this office!"
"Love our Dentist! They do such a good job. Also if your a little squeamish about going to the dentist this is the place for you! They have a TV on the ceiling and will play anything you want on Netflix. Then when they prop you back up they resume your show, quickest cleaning ever. Doctor is great, he is attentive and personable. Would highly recommend."
"Top Notch all the way. They really try to get to know you, the environment is completely Covid safe, everyone is insanely friendly. I'm not a fan of getting my teeth worked on but I'm less stressed coming here."
"Everyone is so friendly, very professional and so much fun. I feel the warm vibe of the office the minute I walk through the door. Going to the dentist isn’t always fun but knowing you have caring folks around you makes the trip so much better."
"One of the most inviting, kind, and comfortable dentist practices I’ve ever been to! The place is super clean and bright! They even have an art show on display!"
"During COVID-19, his concern for his patients safety is number one. He assures every precaution is taking to protect us along with his staff. He is the best!"
"A very pleasant experience every time I go to this dental practice. Very friendly and informative staff. Taking care of all COVID precautions as well"
"Fantastic experience.. from coVid safety measures to painless anesthetic everything was great.."
"This office meets all the standards I look for in a Dental practice. Everyone is friendly, upfront and they run this office with integrity. I am so happy this is my dental home! Thank you and keep it up 😊"
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"I had a great experience with Dr. Kella and all of his staff. They are so nice, friendly, thorough, and accommodating!! I loved the space and the ability to watch any Netflix show during my visit. Would recommend to anyone!"
"Dr. Kella and his staff are amazing! They’re very welcoming and accommodating. Each step is explained to you throughout the appointment so that you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new dentist!"
"Never afraid to see this doctor. He is very kind and gentle with his dental work. I am not a fan of being numbed up and he respects that and works amazingly around it for me."
"This office is just amazing with kids. My little one can’t wait for her next appointment with Dr. Kella!"
5505 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
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