Dental Implants

Missing even one tooth can affect your appearance, bite, and self-esteem.

Our implant dentist, Dr. Yamen Akhras, can repair the look, feel, and function of your smile with dental implants and lifelike restorations.

At Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL, we can handle every stage of implant treatment.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Implants Are the Next
Best Thing to Natural Teeth

  • Built to Last

    When treated by a specially trained implant dentist like Dr. Akhras, you can enjoy long-term benefits from your dental implants. Implant-supported restorations can last for more than 20 years with proper care, and implants themselves can last for over 40 years. 

  • Lifelike Appearance

    Our implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures are made from advanced materials that mimic the look of a natural tooth. We can even color-match your restorations to blend seamlessly with your smile.

  • Unparalleled Stability

    Because dental implants are anchored to your jawbone, they are just as stable as natural teeth. Your implant-supported restorations will never shift out of place, so you can eat and speak with complete comfort.

Implants Can Treat
All Degrees of Tooth Loss

  • Several Missing Teeth

    Up to three consecutive missing teeth can be replaced with a custom implant-supported bridge. 

  • All Missing Teeth

    If you are missing all the teeth along your upper or lower dental arch, an implant-supported denture can fully restore your appearance and bite.

  • Severely Damaged Teeth

    We can painlessly extract teeth that are damaged past the point of saving. Your dentist can then replace them with implants and restorations.

  • A Single Missing Tooth

    If you have a single missing tooth, a dental implant and crown can fill the gap in your smile. 

Did You Know? Implants Also Prevent
Jawbone Recession

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Your natural tooth roots stimulate your jawbone as you chew. When a tooth is missing, the bone tissue in your jaw begins to atrophy. Over time, this can lead to dental shifting and further tooth loss. Titanium implant posts combat this degenerative process by simulating the function of tooth roots. They fuse with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration, which helps prevent additional bone and tooth loss while supporting the overall health of your smile. 

Take a Look at How Dental Implants Work

Dental implant treatment uses three components:

  1. A titanium implant integrates with your jawbone tissue to replace missing tooth roots
  2. An abutment piece sits atop the implant
  3. An implant-supported restoration connects to the abutment.

It typically takes three visits to our Orland Park dental office to complete the process.

We Make Your Implant Experience Easy Reviews from Our Orland Park, IL, Patients

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Sam Qaddoura

Orland Park, IL

2024

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I recently had a complicated Dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Akhras, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Akhras and his team were incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and attentive throughout the entire process. They took the time to explain the procedure and answer all my questions, which put me at ease. The whole procedure was painless and went smoothly.

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Cherie M

Orland Park, IL

2023

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My Implant journey has been nothing short of amazing. I cannot extol enough praise for Dr. Akhras. I have my smile back. He has given me the confidence to laugh unabashedly, speak boldly, and grin from ear to ear. For those of you who are considering dental implants please come to Premier dental, and see the photos of my before and after and be amazed. He is the best of the best!!!

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Revitalizing Smiles at Our Practice

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Whether you're missing a single tooth or dealing with dental decay that is affecting an entire row of teeth, the dentists at our Orland Park office will work with you to develop a personalized treatment solution that gets you smiling wider — and healthier — than ever. For more information about how dental implants can fit into your journey to better dental health, we encourage you to give us a call or send us a message today. We look forward to hearing from you.

(708) 873-9709

Natural-Looking Results Before and After Photos of a Dental Implant Patient

Dr. Yamen Akhras's patient missing a front tooth
A Single Missing Front Tooth You can see the dental implant in the tooth gap already. All that's needed is an abutment and custom dental restoration to restore smile aesthetics and function.
Dr. Yamen Akhras's patient with an implant-supported crown and beautiful smile
Filling the Gap with a Custom Crown A dental crown supported by a dental implant allowed this patient to enjoy his favorite foods and to smile total confidence. The crown looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Your One-Stop Shop for a Beautiful Smile Request a Consultation Today

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Jan

Orland Park, IL

2023

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This Practice is wonderful, they have a professional to cover all of your dental issues. Just completed a dental implant, virtually pain free and each step was handled with great care. Veronica gave me a dental cleaning today, best ever, thanks to your wonderful staff!

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Katie Kwiatkowski

Orland Park, IL

2022

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It took me a long time to find a dentist I’m comfortable with and I trust. Dr. Lagesse is amazing…knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. The rest of the staff is wonderful. I cannot recommend this practice enough!

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Many dentists need to refer out to other practitioners to complete various steps of the implant process, but Dr. Akhras can complete every stage of treatment at our Orland Park, IL, office. He received specialized training at the prestigious Misch Institute, a center for continuing education in implant dentistry. This has equipped him to handle everything from preparatory bone grafts to final restoration placement. He's here to ensure you receive high-quality and attentive care throughout your treatment journey. 

We offer consultations to prospective patients who are interested in the benefits of implant dentistry. To get started on your new and improved smile, contact us or give us a call at:

(708) 873-9709

Improve Your Eligibility for Implants With Safe Supplementary Procedures

Not everyone will be a good candidate for dental implants due to factors like poor bone density or overall oral health. However, with the proper treatment, dental implants may become an option. We're here to help you achieve a new smile using in-office procedures like:

Periodontal Treatment

Many patients who need implants are living with periodontal disease or gum disease. Symptoms range from loose teeth to receding gums, and they can even include tooth loss. We'll make sure your gums are healthy before your dental implant treatment so that your results truly last.

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Tooth Extractions

Do you have a deeply decayed or damaged tooth? We can use incredibly accurate 3D cone beam scan technology to see if it needs to be extracted. In some cases, our dentist may even be able to place your dental implant on the same day your tooth is removed. 

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Bone Grafting

In order to be a dental implant candidate, you need to have healthy gums and sufficient bone material. Otherwise, your dental implants will not be able to fuse into place. Luckily, our team offers bone grafting to strengthen your bone tissue and create a strong foundation for your new implants.

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Sinus Lifts

If you've lost a tooth or experienced periodontal disease in your upper jaw, your bone may have deteriorated. In other cases, your natural anatomy might not support an implant. With a sinus lift, we can graft bone into the area. This allows our Orland Park patients to have enough healthy, strong bone to support their new dental implants.

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You can start the journey toward a healthier smile on your own timeline at our Orland Park office. Patients can explore their implant options through virtual consultations on FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom. We also have a 24/7 online appointment system, so you can conveniently take charge of your care. Contact us using a simple online form for more info or call our office.

A Patient Shares His Experience We Fix Problems and Enhance Patients' Health

"I went to Dr. Yamen after another dentist botched my implant procedure. I loved this practice from the beginning because Dr. Yamen was friendly, explained every step of my implant procedure, and answered all of my questions thoroughly and with patience...

You cannot go wrong by choosing this dental practice and Dr. Yamen. They don't treat me like a patient here, I'm treated like family."
Calvin Anweiler

The Dental Implant Timeline

For most patients, it takes between three to nine months to complete the treatment process. 
For most patients, it takes between three to nine months to complete the treatment process. 

Initial Consultation

First, you'll meet with Dr. Akhras at our office in Orland Park, IL. He will assess your dental health, degree of tooth loss, jaw density, and treatment goals to determine a plan that works best for you. 

Implant Placement

Dr. Akhras will use a surgical guide to place your implants at the precise angle and depth needed to provide the proper support. The process can typically be completed using only local anesthesia, but you can choose to receive sedation as well.

First Healing Period

It will take several months of healing for your dental implants to fuse with your jaw.

Abutment Placement

Once you've healed, Dr. Akhras will attach abutments to your implants in a second minor surgery.

Second Healing Period

It takes much less time to heal after abutment placement, usually just a couple of weeks.

Restoration Placement

Return to our office one last time to receive your custom implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dr. Akhras will fix your restorations to your abutments and make adjustments as necessary to ensure they are comfortable and stable. You'll then be able to eat and speak just like you would with natural teeth.

Worried About Pain
During the Implant Process?
Sedation Dentistry Can Ensure Your Comfort

Many patients feel nervous about visiting the dentist, even just for a routine cleaning. If the thought of dental implant surgery is making you anxious, talk to Dr. Akhras about your options for sedation dentistry. Sedation can help you remain completely comfortable throughout the procedure. 

We offer oral conscious sedation and IV sedation at our Orland Park office. Dr. Akhras has special training in IV sedation and is licensed to administer it in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Each of these options can induce a deep state of relaxation and ensure you feel comfortable during treatment. 

Get the Implant Process Started Contact Premier Dental & Implant Center

Thanks to dental implants, our Orland Park dental office can offer a stable and lasting tooth replacement option. If you've experienced bone loss or compromised soft tissue, we have solutions that can make implants possible. Our team can place grafts to build up the jaw and treat gum disease and other periodontal health problems.

Find out if dental implants are right for you. To set up an appointment, contact our dental office today.

(708) 873-9709

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Serene Darwish

Orland Park, IL

2021

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Went there and was such an easy process. Dr. Akhras is the absolute best and truly cares about his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions I had with no issues. His staff was also extremely friendly and helpful!

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Moe Dama

Orland Park, IL

2021

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Amazing work and very professional. Would recommend to anyone, a couple sessions with Dr. Yamen I could barely recognize my own teeth. We had to be reacquainted. If you want the job done right, this is your place.

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Dental implant patient during check-up