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By: Jakob G.
Michigan Avenue Dental Associates
My wife and I moved to Chicago last summer. We both previously had been seeing our dentist every 6 months. We both needed a dental check up this year.I went to an office for an examination and I was told I needed 2 fillings replaced and also 1 crown and my wife needed several "old" fillings replaced. As we have always seen a dentist every six months for both a cleaning and examination, I was shocked to say the least. I talked with a friend and he suggested we go to his dental office, Michigan Avenue Dental Associates. When I booked my appointment with Michigan Avenue Dental Associates, the front staff was very considerate of our time restrictions. I was informed what would be done on my 1st visit and also knew what to bring with me on that first visit. 48 hours before my appointment, I received a confirmation call to remind me of the time and date of my appointment. When I arrived, I was greeted by the front office staff and they welcomed me to the practice.After meeting with the dentist and discussing the reason for my visit, I was taken to the treatment room. The doctor looked at my x-rays from the previous office, did an examination, and discussed his findings. Needless to say, I did not need 2 fillings or 1 crown and the doctor explained to my wife that her fillings placed many years ago would probably hold up for another 10 years.I was thrilled and can only say, "thank you Michigan Avenue Dental Associates." You are awesome.
By: bontuck
Downtown Dental
*I had to revise my previous review. I had an issue with billing at Downtown Dental as a result of lack of communication, and Dr. Patel personally contacted me and refunded my ENTIRE bill. I am extremely impressed not only with the high quality dental work at Downtown Dental, but also with the level of customer service.
By: Staphanie G.
Michigan Avenue Dental Associates
The staff at Michigan Avenue Dental is awesome. I have had great experiences with Dr. James and Dr. Baima.
By: Regina D.
Michigan Avenue Dental Associates
They are very professional & gentle hands!
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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