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By Lynch Dental Center
November 23, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Tooth loss can have a significant impact on your appearance and your self-esteem. If you are missing a tooth, speaking, smiling, and laughing with others can make you feel uncomfortable.

Tooth loss can occur as a result of severe decay, gum disease, or trauma. If you are missing a tooth, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch of Lynch Dental Center in River Forest, IL or Chicago, IL can help. The dentists at this practice can treat your tooth loss with dental implants, which is the most convenient and natural-looking treatment option.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants in River Forest, IL, consist of a titanium implant drilled directly into your jaw and fuses to your jawbone. Your dentist will place a crown on the implant that looks like your natural tooth.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

The most common treatments for tooth loss are partial dentures or dental implants in River Forest, IL Dental implants provide more benefits than partial dentures, making them the better option.

  • Natural appearance: Partial dentures often have metal brackets to hold the denture in place, and the metal is often visible. Dental implants are drilled directly into the jawbone, and metal brackets aren't necessary. Unless you tell them, nobody will know you have a dental implant.
  • They are permanent: Partial dentures need to be removed at night before you go to sleep. Also, you will need to replace your partial every five years. Dental implants are permanent. The implant will fuse to your jawbone and never need to be removed.
  • Easy cleaning: Partial dentures need to be soaked and scrubbed daily. Caring for dental implants is much easier. You brush the implant the way you do your natural teeth, making cleaning the implant simple.
  • No food restrictions: Certain foods can damage partial dentures and need to be avoided. Dental implants in River Forest, IL, fuse to the jawbone and are strong and sturdy; therefore, you can eat anything you want.

What Is the Dental Implant Process?

During your consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and the health of your gums. They will also take x-rays to ensure you have enough bone to hold the implant securely. If you don't, your dentist will need to perform a bone graft before placing the implant.

The dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area so that the implant can be drilled into the jawbone. When the implant is placed, you will need to wait four to six months for the implant to fuse to the bone.

When the implant has healed completely, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth so the crown can be placed.

If you are thinking about getting dental implants, contact Dr. Lynch, Dr. Lynch, or Dr. Lynch of Lynch Dental Center. To reach our River Forest, IL office, call (708) 366-6411. To contact our Chicago, IL office, call (312) 263-3235.

By Lynch Dental Center
October 05, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Find out why so many people are turning to our team for dental implants.

If you are missing one or several teeth, it’s comforting to know that you have options. If you are looking for a restoration that is as close as you can get to a natural tooth, then you’ll want to talk to Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch of Lynch Dental Center about dental implants in River Forest, and Chicago Loop, IL. A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces the whole tooth from the crown to the roots. Dental implants offer some unique benefits including:

Teeth That Stay in Your Mouth

While some tooth replacement options require you to take them out at night, dental implants in River Forest, and Chicago Loop, IL, aren’t one of them. These restorations naturally bond together with bone and tissue, which means that you never have to worry about removing them at night or having to soak them or clean them in special solutions. These false teeth stay firmly in place and will never move around when you talk or eat.

A Strong Jawbone

Did you know that the jawbone begins to lose density and shape with untreated tooth loss? Did you know that the only way to stop the jawbone from losing density is by placing dental implants? You want to prevent subsequent bone loss due to missing teeth, and they have helped many patients protect and preserve their bone health by getting dental implants right away after tooth loss.

A More Youthful Appearance

It’s no surprise that having a full smile rather than gaps in your smile is going to boost your appearance, but did you know that it might take years off your face? Not only does a full, attractive smile make you look younger, but also implants help to support the facial muscles that may lose some support after tooth loss. By supporting the facial muscles implants prevent sagging and premature wrinkles.

Love Eating Again

Who doesn’t love to eat? Unfortunately, people who are missing teeth often dread mealtimes. If this sounds like you, know that dental implants can fully restore your bite and make chewing as easy as it was with your natural teeth. Don’t dread mealtimes any longer. Implants can help you rediscover your love for food!

Are you interested in getting dental implants in River Forest, and Chicago Loop, IL,? To schedule an implant consultation, call Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch of Lynch Dental Center at (312) 263-3235 or (708) 366-6411.

By Lynch Dental Center
March 31, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

From tooth decay to sporting accidents, losing your teeth is never a pleasant experience. Although your permanent teeth may not have been so permanent after all, you can replace them with durable and natural-looking dental implants. Dental implants might be the solution to restore your smile!

At Lynch Dental Center in Chicago, and River Forest, IL, your new smile will be reconstructed with high-quality materials and the latest dental technology. Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, or Dr. Frances Lynch, will create your dream smile. Call us if you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace broken or missing teeth. Implants get their name from the way they are fixed into the jaw. A metal screw attaches to the jaw where the bone will grow over it. This screw is the foundation for the connecting rod. Implants are famously sturdy because the foundation mimics the natural root of a tooth. The rod connects the root to a crown that completes your smile with a brand-new artificial tooth. Your Chicago, and River Forest, IL, dentists can apply the implant with a minimally invasive surgical procedure. 

Benefits of Dental Implants


Implants are the most convenient option for tooth replacement because they never have to be removed when you eat or clean them. With the proper care, they can last a lifetime.

Natural Look

Implants replicate natural teeth with a strong root and custom crown that is made to match the size and shape of your existing teeth. The implant can be just as strong as a natural tooth once fully healed. 

Maintain your health

Choosing dental implants is the best way to maintain your oral health because of their long-lasting reliability. They prevent infections, abscesses, and the rest of your teeth from shifting.

If you want to learn more about dental implants call your dentists at Lynch Dental Center in River Forest, or Chicago, IL. To make an appointment at our River Forest, location call 708-366-6411, or 312-263-3235 for our Chicago, office. Dental implants can transform your smile and boost your confidence, schedule an appointment with us, today!

If you have lost one or more teeth, a variety of dental issues could follow. Thankfully, dental implants present a viable solution to prevent these potential problems. Basically, dental implants act as replacement tooth roots that are surgically installed into your jawbone, providing a secure foundation for your replacement teeth.

Here at Lynch Dental Center in our River Forest, IL, and Chicago, IL, offices, our dentists, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, or Dr. Frances Lynch, consider dental implants as the best permanent tooth replacement option. Why? Consider the benefits below.

They Act Like Your Natural Teeth

Dental implants will become a part of you over time. As mentioned previously, they are surgically positioned into your jawbone and are composed of titanium screws. Titanium could naturally combine with your bone—producing an extremely stable replacement tooth.

Enhanced and Natural Appearance

Dental implants can improve your appearance, as they look exactly like your real teeth. Since the crown, the prosthetic replacement tooth, is positioned along your gum line, it is difficult to distinguish it from your original teeth.

You Can Eat Freely

Other tooth replacement options may require you to avoid foods that are chewy, hard, or crunchy. With dental implants, however, food limitations won’t be a problem, since they are sturdily and securely fastened into your jawbone.

Prevent Aging

Different tooth replacement options could bring about bone loss, which, in turn, could make your face sag. Dental implants, one the other hand, could prevent bone loss as they stimulate your jawbone.


Dental implants have been reported to last a lifetime, provided that you maintain proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist in our Chicago, IL, or River Forest, IL, offices regularly.

Restored Self-Esteem and Confidence

Dental implants restore the quality of your smile as they replace missing teeth, improving your self-esteem and confidence.

For More Details or Questions About Dental Implants, Contact Us
Set an appointment with one of our dentists, Drs. John Lynch, Sheila Lynch, or Frances Lynch, here at Lynch Dental Center by calling our Chicago, IL, office at (312) 263-3235 or our River Forest, IL, office at (708) 366-6411.


Even in the 21st Century, losing most or all of your teeth is still an unfortunate possibility. Many in this circumstance turn to dentures, as their great-grandparents did, to restore their teeth. But today's dentures are much different from those of past generations—and dental implants are a big reason why.

The basic denture is made of a gum-colored, acrylic base with artificial teeth attached. The base is precisely made to fit snugly and comfortably on the patient's individual gum and jaw structure, as the bony ridges of the gums provide the overall support for the denture.

Implants improve on this through two possible approaches. A removable denture can be fitted with a metal frame that firmly connects with implants embedded in the jaw. Alternatively, a denture can be permanently attached to implants with screws. Each way has its pros and cons, but both have two decided advantages over traditional dentures.

First, because implants rather than the gums provide their main support, implant-denture hybrids are often more secure and comfortable than traditional dentures. As a result, patients may enjoy greater confidence while eating or speaking wearing an implant-based denture.

They may also improve bone health rather than diminish it like standard dentures. This is because the forces generated when chewing and eating travel from the teeth to the jawbone and stimulate new bone cell growth to replace older cells. We lose this stimulation when we lose teeth, leading to slower bone cell replacement and eventually less overall bone volume.

Traditional dentures not only don't restore this stimulation, they can also accelerate bone loss as they rub against the bony ridges of the gums. Implants, on the other hand, can help slow or stop bone loss. The titanium in the imbedded post attracts bone cells, which then grow and adhere to the implant surface. Over time, this can increase the amount of bone attachment and help stymie any further loss.

An implant-supported denture is more expensive than a standard denture, but far less than replacing each individual tooth with an implant. If you want the affordability of dentures with the added benefits of implants, this option may be worth your consideration.

If you would like more information on implant-supported restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Overdentures & Fixed Dentures.”