Has it been a while since you’ve felt happy about your smile? Are missing teeth keeping you from enjoying a high quality of life? We can help resolve missing teeth issues with dental implant treatment at West Suburban Oral Health Care in Naperville, Illinois. Whether you’re missing one tooth or several teeth or need to have all your teeth removed, there are dental implant options for you!
Implants are the closest you’ll ever get to natural teeth in terms of appearance, feel, and function, making them the preferred option for dental prosthetics. Traditional dentures and bridges can’t compare to the stability and security offered by dental implants.
Implants comprise a crown, abutment, and titanium post or screw, which is surgically implanted into your jaw to replace the missing tooth root. It’s this implant post that makes the difference.
Over time, it will fuse with your bone system to become a permanent foundation for your new teeth. Once the implant has healed, Drs. Susan Mazzei, Kelsey Esposito, or Ashley Ngyuen will attach the abutment and prosthetic on top to restore your smile’s function and beauty.
Like most restorative treatments, implants give you options for meeting your smile needs. These new teeth options include:
With single-tooth implants, Drs. Mazzei, Esposito, and Ngyuen will use a dental crown as your replacement tooth. The crown is attached to the abutment, which is attached to the implant embedded in your jaw. This keeps your new tooth firmly in place when you talk and chew. Your dental crown will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.
An implant bridge can be designed to fill the gap left by two, three, or four consecutive missing teeth. The bridge will be supported by implants on either side of the gap to keep it stable and secure. We’ll create a bridge that closely resembles the size, shape, and color of adjacent natural teeth to give your smile a natural-looking appearance. Most importantly, your bridge will fully restore your chewing power so that you can enjoy all your favorite foods again.
Losing all your teeth will significantly impact your dental health, lifestyle, and appearance. Our doctors can help minimize that impact with implant-supported dentures. All-on-4 implant treatment can restore an entire arch of teeth, upper and lower, to give you back the beauty and function of your smile. The implants will be placed strategically in your jaw to support custom-fitted dentures designed for your use adequately. With implant-supported dentures, you’ll smile, talk, and eat with confidence and ease.
Dr. Susan Mazzei is committed to delivering compassionate and effective care to patients of all ages and backgrounds in Naperville, Illinois. She is a highly skilled dentist who earned her Certification in Prosthodontics after graduating from Northwestern University Dental School.
After finishing her studies, she enrolled in the Northwestern University Dental School faculty as a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Mazzei believes that optimal dental health begins with education and preventative care and educates patients at West Suburban Oral Healthcare on how to take more control of their oral health, which promotes optimal systemic health.
Dr. Mazzei is dedicated to upgrading her education and being up to date on the newest breakthroughs in oral health and dentistry, ensuring that her patients receive the finest care possible.
Dr. Kelsey Esposito joined West Suburban Oral Health Care as an Associate General Dentist in 2017 after meeting Dr. Mazzei, with whom she shared a belief in providing comprehensive, personalized dental care.
She holds a BA in Economics and Fine Art from Kalamazoo College and a Premedicine Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Northwestern University. Before entering dentistry, she worked in healthcare advertising and communications for a large ad company and a small non-profit cancer research organization. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Illinois, Chicago.
Dr. Esposito is a member of several leading professional associations, like the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. Paying attention to detail and offering quality care that makes patients satisfied with their oral health and smiles are her goals.