Trust Your Smile Transformation To An Expert
You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of having no teeth. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods for good. You can smile and laugh without worry. Our team offers multiple ways to regain the appearance, function, and confidence of a complete set of teeth. One of them matches your smile goals and budget. As a board-certified prosthodontist, our own Dr. Joon Han is the recognized expert and go-to specialist for restorative options including full mouth dental implants in Schaumburg, IL. He both places and restores implants through the renowned TeethXpress® protocol, providing comprehensive, high-quality care in one office.
Dr. Han completed three years of advanced post-dental school specialty training in dental implants and a comprehensive range of restorative dentistry treatments. He’s also one of only a few dozen board-certified prosthodontists in Illinois, having passed a rigorous examination process with the American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Han stays current with all technological and therapeutic advancements in the field—expertise he verifies through ongoing re-certification. His deep understanding of oral and facial anatomy and other qualifications make him the doctor to trust for your smile transformation.
Why See A Prosthodontist for Implants and Other Complex Dental Issues?
Multiple Full Mouth Solutions
When you come in to discuss your tooth loss, Dr. Han and our team will take the time to explain all of your treatment options before making a recommendation. For your convenience, we’ve summarized some of their features here …
Dentures have been used to replace teeth for many years and are perhaps the option most people know best. This cost-effective appliance fits onto your gums and stays in place either through suction or with an adhesive gel. Upper dentures include a false palate, which adds some stability but can also reduce the taste and sensation of food. You may not be able to eat everything you like. Implant supported dentures are attached to dental implants that are embedded in your jaw, so they won’t come loose. They also don’t limit your ability to taste and feel foods. With them you can eat most foods comfortably.
Without question, the superior option for total tooth replacement is full mouth dental implants. They look completely natural, feel comfortable, and are built to last. Compare them to other tooth replacement options:
Implant Supported Dentures
Full Mouth Dental Implants
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Your Three-Stage Transformation Process
Stage 1: Complimentary Consultation and CBCT Scan
The diagnostic stage of the implant process is where we establish if you qualify for dental implants or may need some initial treatments to qualify. Dr. Han determines your eligibility with a 3D scan of your mouth, made possible by our low-radiation cone beam CT scanner. This innovative technology provides a complete view of your dental health and shows the extent of decay or damage below your gums. Dr. Han and our team can then begin planning for your full mouth dental implant placement. Our process involves a who’s who of the dental implant industry, including top-quality BioHorizons® implants and nSequence® guided surgery technology. nSequence provides two benefits that help ensure exceptional results from your procedure. With it, we can do a virtual test run of your implant placement in advance of the actual procedure, allowing us to proactively identify and address any potential problems. Using that information, we can have custom surgical guides created before your next visit, when the surgical stage of your treatment starts.1
Stage 2: Same-Day Results with TeethXpress
On the day of your implant placement, before we perform any procedures, we relax you using one or several anesthesia options . With IV sedation—provided by a certified in-house professional—you won’t be aware of your treatment or feel anything. That’s why it’s sometimes called “sleep sedation.” We can then perform any prerequisite procedures such as tooth extractions to remove remaining decayed teeth and bone grafting to rebuild your jawbone and reposition your sinus after bone loss. If your upper jawbone has decayed significantly, we may recommend zygomatic dental implants. This specialized process may be done with the assistance of an outside provider. We then start implant placement with the acclaimed TeethXpress protocol. The first step of this is placing your customized surgical guides over your gums. Holes in the guides show us precisely where and at what angle and depth to insert screw-like implants, making for a more efficient procedure and more predictable and pleasing results. This is why we use some type of guide for almost all of our implant cases. With the TeethXpress protocol, we can then put temporary restorations on your implant sites so you can eat, speak, and smile with a full set of teeth during healing. With the help of plasma-rich growth factors, added into your surgical sites before restoration, healing can happen more smoothly, too!2
Stage 3: Your Full New Smile, Ready for the World
Following dental implant placement, your jaws may take three months or more to heal completely. During that period, your implants will permanently meld with your jawbone. We’ll place your custom final restorations atop your implants at your next appointment. You’ll then have a full, healthy smile with permanent teeth – something you possibly haven’t experienced in many years. Think about how wonderful that will feel! You’ll leave our office with a new smile on your face, ready to enjoy life to the fullest.