Surgical Implant Placement
Dental Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are changing the way people live! With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Dr. Ed has performed many implant replacements, making him the #1 choice in La Salle, Peru, Oglesby, Utica, Princeton, Spring Valley and all of the Illinois Valley.
Cutting Edge Technology
Galileos 3D Imaging Unit
We have a SUPERIOR way of answering not only your questions but ours as well. Galileos provides Dr. Ed Monroe the ability to take a walk through someone's jaw by creating a detailed view from every angle imaginable. How much bone is available? What is the exact distance between point A and point B? What size implant is best? And so much more...
With this State of the Art Imaging Technology, Dr. Ed will be able to provide you a greater understanding of recommended treatment. He can place your implant virtually before placing it in your mouth. Radiation exposure with the Galileos is also reduced by 50% compared to other imaging units. And, for those patients in wheel chairs, no need to transfer any longer.
Extractions may be necessary for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted wisdom teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, your jaw joint, and shifting teeth. All of this can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, Dr. Monroe will discuss alternatives to extractions, as well as replacement of the extracted tooth/teeth.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance.
Bone grafting can repair sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries.