Posts for tag: restorative dentistry

By Dr. Hughes
December 20, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental implants from your dentist in Herrin, IL can complete your smiledental implants

You may know someone with dental implants. If you do, you’re probably amazed at how beautifully natural they look. The fact is dental implants look virtually identical to natural teeth. The natural look of dental implants isn’t their only benefit. Dr. Christopher Hughes at Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL wants to share why dental implants are the perfect choice to replace missing teeth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants restore function to allow you to eat the foods you love, improving your digestion and general health. The dental implant screws are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is gentle to your tissue. In fact, once a dental implant screw is placed, your body will begin to fuse with the implant and lock it in place. Dental implants are:

  • Stable; they won’t move around like dental appliances can
  • Convenient; you can brush and floss the implants just like natural teeth

Dental implants also restore the beauty of your smile, boosting your self-confidence and self-esteem. You will want to smile again! Dental implants complete your smile with the most natural looking tooth replacement available today. Dental implant crowns are made of high-grade dental ceramic or porcelain which provides:

  • Dazzling beauty; the dental crown reflects light just like your natural teeth
  • Worry-free tooth replacement: dental implants will never decay and they resist stains to stay beautiful for a lifetime

People who have chosen dental implants enjoy the highest success rate of any surgical implant. In fact, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants boast a success rate of over 95 percent!

Now, thanks to dental implants, you can have a beautiful, strong smile even if you have lost teeth. Visit the expert, Dr. Christopher Hughes in his state-of-the-art office, equipped with digital television and radio for your comfort and relaxation. Make an appointment by calling Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL. Call today and get started on your new smile with dental implants!

By Dr. Hughes
November 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

If you're missing all or most of your teeth, you've probably considered dentures as a way of replacing them. However, you may be all-on-4hesitant to make the commitment to dentures, as you might have heard about the time it takes to get used to wearing them and the inconvenience of cleaning and removing them frequently. At Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL, Dr. Christopher Hughes has improved upon that concept by using the All-On-Four technique, a permanent alternative to dentures that uses dental implant technology. Here's how it works:

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is simply a way to replace the root of a tooth.  It is a metal cylinder or screw that is surgically placed beneath the gum line into the jaw bone.  Once in place the implant(s) acts as an anchor to hold in a single tooth, a group of teeth, or even a whole set of teeth.

How does All-On-Four work?

For patients who would like an entire set of teeth (denture) to be secure and not move in their mouth, Dr. Hughes can place a minimum of 4 implants into the jaw.  The implants are then connected to the denture which holds it firmly in place.  The implant supported denture then becomes a natural and comfortable part of the mouth. It allows patients to chew, smile, and regain their confidence because it is just like having their natural teeth again! 

How do I care for All-On-Four implants?

The convenience of dental implants can't be overstated. They are cared for in the same way as regular teeth - just brushing, flossing and checkups with Dr. Hughes keeps your All-On-Four implants secure and looking great. Although they are made from metal and porcelain and cannot decay, the gums around them need to healthy in order to maintain them for a lifetime.

If the All-On-Four implant system sounds like something that could change your smile and your life, we, at Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL, look forward to hearing from you. We'll set you up with a consultation that starts your journey to a beautiful new reason to smile!

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Hughes Dental Arts Centre

(618) 993-3100
504 Rushing Drive Herrin, IL 62948