Dental Implants in Tinley Park

Dr. Michael D. Egan, dentist in Tinley Park, explains the benefits of dental implants.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth as the result of trauma, periodontal disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. Tinley Park dental implants allow patients the ability to permanently restore their smiles. Whereas dentures and bridges require frequent replacement, dental implants are a lifetime solution for missing teeth.

Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth–many patients report that their implants are virtually indistinguishable from their original teeth. For patients in the Tinley Park area who are interested in dental implants, Dr. Michael D. Egan of Crystal Clear Dental can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Advantages of Dental Implants

1.   Long-lasting
With proper care, dental implants can last as long as a lifetime. In fact, according to OsseoNews.com, the first dental implant patient in 1965 still has his original dental implant in today! For best results, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene care of your implant just as you would with your natural teeth.

2.   Natural appearance
Implants are custom-designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. Your family, friends, and co-workers will not be able to tell that your new tooth is artificial—and neither will you.

3.   Convenient
Unlike dentures and removable bridges, dental implants are fixed permanently to your mouth. You do not have to worry about them slipping or falling. You also do not have to worry about frequently replacing them—most dental implants last at least 25 years up to a lifetime. To maintain oral hygiene, you will simply brush and floss as you would with your original teeth and come in for a cleaning twice a year.

4.   Functional
Whereas other tooth replacement options may cause difficulty with chewing and speaking, dental implants function as your natural teeth. You will be able to enjoy the favorite foods you used to eat before your tooth loss, such as steak and bread. Implants also help improve one’s speech. With dentures, there is the worry that they will fall out. Dental implants are fused to the jawbone, so there is no concern that they will slip out of your mouth.

5.   Improved self-confidence
Many patients with missing teeth report feeling self-conscious about their smiles. Patients with dentures may also be concerned that their dentures will fall out if they smile too widely. Unfortunately, other people may perceive closed mouth or strained smiles as a sign of unfriendliness or lack of confidence. With the beautiful new teeth you’ll receive from the implant procedure, you will be proud to show off your radiant smile!

Whether you are seeking to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, Dr. Egan at Crystal Clear Dental can help you determine which implant procedure is right for you. You can learn more about dental implants at the Crystal Clear Dental website: http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com/replacement.html. To schedule an appointment at Crystal Clear Dental, please call 708-599-1212.

About Dr. Michael D. Egan:
Dr. Michael D. Egan is the founder of Crystal Clear Dental. A Loyola College graduate in Biology and Philosophy, he continued on at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He has practiced dentistry for over 18 years and is now bringing a more visionary approach to his dental care. Along with offering his patients Invisalign, Lumineers, oral surgery, endodontics, dentures, crowns, bridge work, fillings, and cleanings, Dr. Egan also incorporates an awareness of some of today’s mind-body healing modalities that make for a more relaxed dental experience. To learn more about Dr. Egan, please visit: http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com.

Tinley Park Dentist Now Offers Downloadable Forms for Improved Patient Convenience

Dr. Michael D. Egan, dentist in Tinley Park, invites patients to visit the Crystal Clear Dental website to download new patient forms.

Tinley Park dentist Dr. Michael D. Egan is happy to announce that patients now have the ability to download new patient forms from his practice website, http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com. By printing and filling out the forms before their appointments, patients will be able to speed through the paperwork process. This allows Dr. Egan to provide more one-on-one time with patients, answering questions, addressing concerns, and administering treatments.

“We want our patients to experience optimal dental service. With access to online patient forms, patients can conveniently print and fill out the forms from their own homes. This provides the Crystal Clear Dental staff with more time to spend taking care of patients’ needs,” said Dr. Egan, Tinley Park dentist.

The online forms can be accessed at the Crystal Clear Dental website. Patients can visithttp://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com/payment.html to download, print, and fill out the forms. On the website, patients will also have access to procedural information, doctor and staff biographies, specials, testimonials, and financial information.

The Crystal Clear Dental staff members are dedicated to providing high quality dental services in Tinley Park and the surrounding areas. Dr. Egan provides Invisalign, dental implants, crowns, root canal therapy, preventive treatments, veneers, and more at Crystal Clear Dental. To schedule an appointment, patients can call (708) 599-1212.

About Dr. Michael D. Egan:

Dr. Michael D. Egan is the founder of Crystal Clear Dental. A Loyola College graduate in Biology and Philosophy, he continued on at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He has practiced dentistry for over 18 years and is now bringing a more visionary approach to his dental care. Along with offering his patients Invisalign, Lumineers, oral surgery, endodontics, dentures, crowns, bridge work, fillings, and cleanings, Dr. Egan also incorporates an awareness of some of today’s mind-body healing modalities that make for a more relaxed dental experience. To learn more about Dr. Egan, please visit: http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com.

Tinley Park Dentist Offers Appointment Scheduling Online

Dr. Michael Egan, dentist in Tinley Park, makes appointment scheduling more convenient with an online appointment form.

Dr. Michael Egan, Tinley Park dentist, is pleased to announce that patients can now schedule appointments online at the Crystal Clear Dental website. The website form makes it convenient for on-the-go patients to make an appointment at Crystal Clear Dental.

“At Crystal Clear Dental, we are dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest technology for better service. Our patients love that they can now schedule an appointment from the comfort of their computer. We hope that our patients enjoy and take full advantage of this new service,” said Dr. Egan, dentist in Tinley Park.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Egan, patients may either visithttp://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com/ or call (708) 599-1212. At the Crystal Clear Dental website, patients simply fill in their name, phone number, email address, date and time, and type of visit. One of the scheduling coordinators will follow up with appointment confirmation via email address, text, or phone call. With this service, patients do not have to call in during office hours; they can schedule an appointment at a time that is most convenient for them.

The team at Crystal Clear Dental is committed to providing high-quality dental care tothe residents of Tinley Park and surrounding areas. For updates about Crystal Clear Dental, dental news, and fun dental-related articles, patients may follow the practice’s Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CrystalCDental and “Like” them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crystal-Clear-Dental/33122….

About Dr. Michael D. Egan, D.D.S.:
Dr. Michael D. Egan is the founder of Crystal Clear Dental. A Loyola College graduate in Biology and Philosophy, he continued on at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He has practiced dentistry for over 18 years and is now bringing a more visionary approach to his dental care. Along with offering his patients Invisalign, Lumineers, oral surgery, endodontics, dentures, crowns, bridge work, fillings, and cleanings, Dr. Egan also incorporates an awareness of some of today’s mind-body healing modalities that make for a more relaxed dental experience.

The Benefits of Adult Invisalign in Tinley Park

Dr. Michael D. Egan, Tinley Park dentist, explains the advantages of adult Invisalign.

With Invisalign, a series of clear aligner trays are created for the patient based on how their teeth shift throughout the straightening process. As the teeth move closer to the desired position, the patient transitions to the next set of aligners in the series.

Invisalign is virtually invisible and can be easily removed to eat or brush your teeth. The treatment time for adults takes approximately one year. If you are interested in straightening your teeth in a manner that co-workers and friends won’t notice, Invisalign may be right for you!

Why Choose Invisalign over Adult Braces?

1.   Discreetness.
While braces are made out of visible metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is made out of clear, smooth plastic. The Invisalign aligners are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth. You don’t have to let anyone know that you are in the process of straightening your teeth—a fact that could be embarrassing for those working in appearance-based industries.

2.   Comfort.
Braces can irritate your gums and teeth. Not only can the metal wires poke your mouth, but also braces make it hard to brush and floss your teeth, causing your gums to feel swollen and tender. Invisalign is made out of smooth, comfortable plastic.  Additionally, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out whenever you brush your teeth.

3.   Removability.
Unlike with braces, Invisalign can be removed while the patient eats or brushes/flosses their teeth. You must wear the Invisalign trays for 20-22 hours per day, which allows you to go two or more hours without the tray every day (first dates are stressful enough; at least Invisalign’s removability allows for one less worry!). Additionally, braces can cause food to be stuck in the teeth for a long period of time, which could potentially lead to tooth decay. However, with Invisalign’s removability allowing patients to eat, brush, and floss as they normally would, dental complications are prevented further down the line.

4.   No food restrictions.
Popcorn, hard candy, tortilla chips, caramel, gum, and bagels—all foods you must avoid with braces. You also have to brush more often if you are eating sweets, as the sugar could get stuck behind your braces and cause tooth decay. Invisalign trays are removable, so you can eat whatever you want whenever you want.  You do not have to worry about food getting stuck in your Invisalign trays, and you can easily remove and clean them.

5.   Convenient.
With braces, you have to change your rubber bands regularly. You also have to regularly check your braces for loose or broken parts and schedule frequent follow up appointments. In contrast, Invisalign is relatively hassle free. You only come in for checkups every 4-6 weeks, and you do not have to worry about replacing rubber bands or checking for broken wires. The convenience of being able to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would is also a plus—braces require you to be extra careful when it comes to maintaining dental hygiene.

If you are interested in Invisalign, you can schedule an appointment with us today! Dr. Egan will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

About Dr. Michael D. Egan, D.D.S.:
Dr. Michael D. Egan is the founder of Crystal Clear Dental. A Loyola College graduate in Biology and Philosophy, he continued on at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He has practiced dentistry for over 18 years and is now bringing a more visionary approach to his dental care. Along with offering his patients Invisalign, Lumineers, oral surgery, endodontics, dentures, crowns, bridge work, fillings, and cleanings, Dr. Egan also incorporates an awareness of some of today’s mind-body healing modalities that make for a more relaxed dental experience. To learn more about Dr. Egan, please visit http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com.

Tinley Park Dentist Offers Summer Specials on New Website, Facebook, and Twitter

Dr. Michael D. Egan, Tinley Park dentist, now offers practice specials on the Crystal Clear Dental website, Twitter, and Facebook.

To celebrate the launch of his new practice website, Twitter, and Facebook, Dr. Michael D. Egan, dentist in Tinley Park, invites patients to partake in online dental health care specials. As the owner of Crystal Clear Dental, Dr. Egan seeks to give the residents of Tinley Park and surrounding areas access to affordable cosmetic dental care.

The practice specials include ZOOM! Whitening for $250 (a retail value of $600) and the complete Invisalign system with retainers and whitening for $3499.99 (a retail value of $5999.99).

“Cosmetic dentistry can dramatically improve someone’s appearance and restore their self-confidence. I want my patients to see for themselves the great results they can achieve, which is why I am offering these affordable prices. With so many of our patients using the Internet today, we have decided to provide these offers using the venues most convenient for them: Facebook, Twitter, and a website they can quickly pull up on their smartphones,”stated Dr. Egan, dentist in Tinley Park.

To view the offers, patients can visit the Specials page on Crystal Clear Dental’s new website,http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com. Patients can also follow Dr. Egan’s Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/CrystalCDental and Like his Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crystal-Clear-Dental/33122… for exclusive office news, helpful article posts, special deals, events, and patient educational materials.

Crystal Clear Dental provides affordable teeth whitening, Invisalign, dental implants, and other cosmetic and general dental procedures. Dr. Egan, Tinley Park dentist, offers professional dental care in a comfortable environment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Egan, please call (708) 599-1212. Dr. Egan is dedicated to providing inexpensive dental treatments and maintaining open communication with each and every patient.

About Dr. Michael D. Egan, D.D.S.:

Dr. Michael D. Egan is the founder of Crystal Clear Dental. A Loyola College graduate in Biology and Philosophy, he continued on at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He has practiced dentistry for over 18 years and is now bringing a more visionary approach to his dental care. Along with offering his patients Invisalign, Lumineers, oral surgery, endodontics, dentures, crowns, bridge work, fillings, and cleanings, Dr. Egan also incorporates an awareness of some of today’s mind-body healing modalities that make for a more relaxed dental experience. To learn more about Dr. Egan, please visit http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com.