Dental Services - Family Dentistry for Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Chicago, Worth, Chicago Ridge and Chicago Suburban Areas

Dr. Hogg & Associates provides all the family dental services you will need for your family.

Dental Implants

A single implant can be made when adjacent teeth are healthy and in place.

If you face the loss of one or several teeth or if you're dissatisfied with dentures or other option available to you, you may find that dental implants are right for you. Age is not typically a major factor: successful dental implants have been performed on young people as well as the elderly. During your initial consultation, we'll look for the following characteristics:

  • General good health
  • Healthy gums
  • Sufficient underlying jawbone to support the implants
  • A good attitude to ensure that you follow through with vital oral hygiene habits

The procedure and follow-ups are often performed in the dental office using local anesthetic. Depending upon your individual situation, other types of anesthesia may be used to ensure your comfort.

Dental implants offer a natural looking, comfortable, permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. Implants can also be utilized to replace a single missing tooth, support a bridge or secure a denture.

Dr. James Hogg &

Family Dental Services

  • Dental Implants
  • Cosmetic Services
    • Dental Veneers
    • Inlays and Onlays
    • Laser Whitening
    • At Home Whitening
  • Prevention and Restoration
    • Sealants
    • Tooth Prints Program
    • Oral Hygiene Visits
    • Invisalign Braces
    • Painless Dentistry
    • Fillings
    • Crowns & Bridges
    • Dentures & Removable Partials
    • Root Canals

A fixed bridge abutment or "crown and bridge" is often used when a crown can anchor the prosthesis in combination with an implant.

Think of dental implants as metal anchors, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone to hold a permanent replacement teeth or dentures. Through a process called "osteointegration", the jawbone actually attaches itself to the implant over time, providing tremendous stability.

Benefits of Dental Implants:
Because dental implants are patterned after the structure of your natural teeth, they provide a highly stable support system for the replacement teeth or dentures. Other benefits include:

  • Improved biting pressure
    Heathly teeth are able to absorb over 500 pounds of biting pressure per square inch. If you've worn dentures for a long time, that pressure may be diminished significantly, to one-tenth that of natural teeth. Dental implants can often restore the amount of pressure that can be withstood to nearly the same level of healthy natural teeth.

  • Comfort and fit
    Because your replacement teeth are anchored securely to the implants in your jawbone, they can't slip and slide like unsecured dentures can. When dentures aren't secure enough, they often cause sores in the mouth and an annoying clicking sound.

  • Longevity and reliability
    With proper oral hygiene and care, scientifically tested and approved dental implant systems have been shown to last as long as 20 years or more with few complications.

  • Increased self-confidence
    Because dental implants function remarkably like natural teeth, most people who get them experience a renewed sense of self-confidence once they realize they can chew, talk, laugh and smile with confidence

We are excited to offer this advanced dental restoration alternative to you. It is an important part of our commitment to help you keep a healthy, great-looking smile for a lifetime.

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(708) 422-1900

Dr. James J. Hogg & Associates
10232 S. Central Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453