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Dental Implants

If you suffer from tooth loss and impaired dental function, you are not alone. Millions of adults are impacted by tooth loss each year.

Dr. Robert W. Hessberger can restore your smile with dental implants, allowing you to once again have full, healthy, and functional teeth.

Discover how dental implant treatment at our Chicago, IL, office will change your life...

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What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are small, biocompatible titanium or zirconia posts that act as anchors for dental restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. 
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Your dentist will surgically position the posts in your jawbone to replace your tooth roots and provide a sturdy foundation for your implant-supported restoration. Following placement, the implants become permanently fused to the bone in a process called osseointegration, providing maximum stability and durability for your restoration.

Why choose Dr. Hessberger 's Chicago practice for my treatment?

Our Approach Set Us Apart

Technology

We use state-of-the-art technology such as digital x-rays and CAD/CAM software, and a surgical guide (stent) for complex cases. This advanced equipment enables us to plan and administer precise placement for more stable and natural looking outcomes.

Tapered Implants

Tapered implants can be placed immediately after molar tooth extraction, allowing for early retention of the implant, reduced treatment time, and fewer visits to the dentist. This option offers excellent results for patients that want to address tooth loss quickly.

Materials

We use zirconia and titanium implants. Titanium implants have been used for decades, and have more than a 95 percent success rate. Zirconia implants are an all-ceramic option that offers great stability and a 95 percent success rate in a five-year study.

Superior Restorative Dentistry
is Our Passion

Dr. Robert Hessberger maintains a primary focus on adult dentistry with an emphasis on implants and cosmetics

We utilize the most modern techniques and cutting-edge equipment to provide superior restorative dentistry for our valued patients. Our high quality standards coupled with our compassionate personalized care is what makes us the highly-rated, sought-after practice we are today. Don't suffer any longer with a compromised smile. Our experienced team can place beautiful implant-supported crownsbridges, and dentures. We serve patients in the surrounding villages and cities of Chicago, including Niles, Norridge, and Park Ridge. You can contact our office today online, or by calling us at:

(773) 792-5562

Dr. Robert W. Hessberger and the team at his practice
Dr. Robert W. Hessberger and the team at his modern dental facility, which is conveniently located in Chicago.

"I am always very pleased with the professionalism and friendliness..."

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Meredith Esposito

2020

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Dr. Hessberger and his staff really listen to your issues and have your best interests in mind. They are kind, patient and gentle. Absolutely phenomenal with my kids!!!

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Joan Fregapane

2019

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Have been a patient here for many years, and I am always very pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of Dr. Bob and all the staff. Quality services and pleasant people.

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Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

A Closer Look  at Treatment

The Procedure

It is important to know that dental implant treatment spans several months. However, their long-term benefits makes them worth the wait. Here is what you can expect when you undergo implant treatment at our Chicago, IL, dental practice...
We provide our patients with custom-designed abutments as opposed to a standard alternative...
We provide our patients with custom-designed abutments as opposed to a standard alternative...

Preparation

Before we begin treatment, we will examine your mouth and determine if implants are right for you. You may need to undergo preliminary treatment so you can achieve a successful outcome.

Implants

Our surgical team will provide anesthetic to ensure you are numb and comfortable before placement. The doctor makes small incisions in the gums to insert the titanium or zirconia implant posts. 

Osseointegration

Over the next four to six months, you will heal from the surgery. During this period, the titanium or zirconia implant posts fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.

Abutments

Once your dental implants have fused with the surrounding tissues, you are ready for the abutment procedure. The abutments serve as the point of connection between the titanium or zirconia implants and your prosthetic restoration. We provide our patients with our custom-designed abutments as opposed to a poorly fitting standard alternative; this provides a more comfortable fit and long-term stability.

Impressions

After a short recovery period, our dentist takes impressions of your teeth and gums with our digital imaging technology. The scans allow the doctor to design the most precise implant-supported prosthetics. The designs are sent to our trusted dental lab where specialized technicians craft your custom restoration.

Final Restoration

In a few weeks' time or less, the finished product is sent back to our Chicago office. Once it is ready, we will schedule an appointment for placement. The dentist checks the overall look and fit of the restoration before securing it to your dental implants. 

The Results  Are Stunning and Natural-Looking

Take a look at a patient who has been treated with an implant-supported crown... 
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Where do I get my implants placed?

Look No Further! Our Chicago Practice Can Take Care of it All

While some dental practices will refer you to outside specialists, Dr. Hessberger can conveniently provide every step of your implant treatment. As a graduate of New York’s Columbia University Implant and Surgical Continuum, Dr. Hessberger has one of the finest educations available in the field of restorative dentistry. 

Our experience and expertise are second to none. Get your entire treatment preformed with a doctor you know and trust. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hessberger today to get started on restoring beautiful, functional teeth. We serve patients from Chicago and surrounding areas, including Niles, Norridge, and Park Ridge. Contact our office online, or call:

(773) 792-5562

Dr. Hessberger examining a patient
Dr. Hessberger examining a patient

"I cannot imagine seeing anyone else."

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Dean T

2019

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Dr. Bob and his entire staff are truly the best! Dr. Bob has been my dentist for approximately 30 years and I cannot imagine seeing anyone else.  The entire staff care; listen to their patients and are the friendliest bunch!

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Leonel Enamorado

2019

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Great, friendly and professional service.  Dr. Hessberger sees our whole family and we couldn’t be happier.  Friendly and efficient staff and easy to schedule an appointment.  Convenient parking in the back, would recommend.

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How do I maintain my dental implants?

Can I afford dental implant treatment?

Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implant surgery ranges from $1,700 to $3,100 per implant. When patients undergo treatment with Dr. Hessberger, they can feel confident in his 21 years of experience and his ongoing membership in several professional dental organizations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Strategies To Make  Implants Affordable 

We are always honest and straightforward with our patients about the costs of treatment. We won't lie, implants are one of the more expensive forms of restorative dentistry. Nevertheless, you will find our Chicago, IL, practice offers some of the most competitive and fair prices in the region, along with options to help make treatment more affordable.

You Can Finance

Our practice accepts CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment. You can also finance through other third-party companies. These options cover the initial costs so you can spread out payments into more affordable monthly installments.

Understand Your Options

Dental implants can range in price depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced, the materials you select for your restoration, the type of restoration, the need for preparatory procedures, and the type of sedation you choose. We can discuss the ways to make treatment more affordable as we explore your treatment options.

What About Insurance?

While we accept dental insurance, dental implant treatment is not typically covered. However, preparatory treatments and restorations may be covered. We also offer creative in-house payment arrangements to reduce your initial out-of-pocket expenses. 

Consider the Investment

While this treatment may be more expensive than other restorative procedures initially, it is a long-term investment in your oral health. With their longevity and strength, implant-supported restorations can last decades while the posts typically last a lifetime. Traditional bridges and dentures will need much more upkeep and frequent replacement. In addition, implants prevent jawbone atrophy, which results in changes to the facial structure over time. Many patients find their implants save them money down the road.

Patients Say... "What more could you want?"

"As always, Dr. Hessberger and his staff are pleasant and professional.  Pricing for their services is competitive.  What more could you want?  Thank you for being there for your patients!" George Pike
Dr. Hessberger and his staff

Robert W. Hessberger, DDS

Robert W. Hessberger, DDS has been making patients throughout Greater Chicago smile since 1984. Dr. Hessberger's prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

To book your consultation, reach out to us online or give us a call at (773) 792-5562.

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