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Imagine being able to replace your missing tooth without removable partial dentures, and instead with a permanent, long-term alternative that functions just like the rest of the teeth in your smile. With the team at North Aurora Smiles in North Aurora, IL, this is possible with the use of dental implants.

What is a dental implant?

Drs. Hammad Aziz and Stephanie Janes of North Aurora Smiles describe the dental implant as a way to replace missing teeth with a permanent dental replacement. The dental implant itself is a small post-like object that the dentist places during oral surgery. It is a painless procedure and results in little or no discomfort post operatively. The post is made of medical grade titanium, which is a metal that is biocompatible with the body. It is the same material used routinely in medical procedures. Once the implant is in place, it stimulates bone growth, allowing it to become part of the jaw. In doing this, it ensures that the implant will stay in place for many years. In fact, most patients who care for their dental implants will find that they can last a lifetime.

The dental implant is versatile because it can be restored with different solutions depending on how many teeth patients need to replace. A dental implant placed to replace a single missing tooth is covered with a dental crown that is made to match the existing teeth. The implant may also be used as an anchor for one or both sides of a bridge, or a stable foundation for a full denture.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants have several advantages. They:

  • Provide long-lasting tooth replacement
  • Are versatile, replacing one or more teeth
  • Appear natural-looking for seamless integration
  • Are strong and durable
  • Maintain natural bone structure

Find out if you are a viable candidate for dental implants

Dental implants are a highly popular choice for patients considering more long-term options for tooth replacement. If you live in or around the area of North Aurora, IL, and want to speak to our professionals about the benefits of dental implants, we encourage you to call our practice at (630) 984-2223. Our facility, located at 601 Randall Crossing Lane, is open to accepting new patients and families in the area, including those in the communities of Aurora, Sugar Grove, Geneva, Batavia, Big Rock, Campton Hills, Sycamore, Maple Park, Hinckley, Elburn and Yorkville.

Dental Implants Video

Dental Implants Video
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Missing teeth might make you self-conscious when you smile and make some words difficult to pronounce, but they can also make eating and swallowing more difficult. This may induce indigestion and complicate nutrition absorption.

Dental implants can support a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a complete denture, and they can last a lifetime if properly cared for.

A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the tooth’s root. When the replacement is complete, the dental implant and prosthetic tooth will function similarly to the natural tooth.

Dental implants are screw-shaped posts implanted into the jawbone to mimic a tooth’s root. A single implant is required for a single lost tooth; however, bridges and complete dentures can be put on 2-6 implants in a single treatment.

Because they are a secure and permanent fixture in the mouth, they are a long-term tooth replacement alternative. They are flexible, replace one or more teeth, appear natural for seamless integration, and are strong and lasting.

Success Stories

Dr. Hammad Aziz, North Aurora Smiles, IL
Dr. Stephanie Janes, North Aurora Smiles, IL

North Aurora Smiles

North Aurora Smiles is a patient-centered practice offering gentle, comprehensive dental care services for the whole family. Our top priority is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our patients, and helping them to achieve healthy beautiful smiles for life. The doctors pride themselves on being whole-health focused with an overall philosophy of being minimally invasive in their dental treatment.

Dr. Hammad Aziz is a skilled and experienced professional, having graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude with departmental honors and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign, Dental Implants, Six Month Smiles (invisible, clear braces), Sleep Apnea/Snoring with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Institute for Cranio-Facial Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aziz is also certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, and is a BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider / ACLS Certified. He is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Founding Member and President Elect of the CM Dental Society, and Past President and Member of the Aurora Dental Society.

Dr. Stephanie Janes earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine. While there, she also earned a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the International College of Dentists. Later, she completed a General Practice Residency through the University of Chicago at NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston Hospital. She gained hospital dentistry experience with a focus on medically-compromised patients and emergency dentistry. This program enabled her to enhance her comprehensive dental skills, especially in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in therapeutic botox and dermal filler treatments to relieve bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ pains, which she is passionate about.