Center of Implants, Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Published on December 15, 2010 with No Comments

By Dr. Irfan (Ivan) Atcha

The Center of Implants, Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry for total oral rehabilitation in Dyer was founded on the principal that no one should have to live without teeth. Dr. Irfan (Ivan) Atcha, who is nationally as well as regionally acclaimed as a dental implant expert, recognized that Indiana, which ranks 11th among states in the U.S. having people with the most missing teeth, is home to many residents who have a very high fear of dentists. Atcha calls this “dentally disastrous” because of the severity of their condition.

These people have loose teeth that wiggle and wobble and have failed crowns and bridges that have been repaired over and over again and these patients are told that there is no hope for them but to resort to “old school” methods like dentures.

Also, these patients have been away from a dental practice for 10-plus years due to fear.

“These people have established a fear of dentists early in life, or because they have been told there is no help or their dentists have hurt them,” Atcha said.

There are currently 32 million people in the U.S. that wear dentures, and 20 million have fit, function and appearance problems.

The good news is that over the past decade, dental implants have become the state-of-the-art way to permanently replace missing teeth compared to old fashioned, bulky dentures and partials. Having dental implants can end the embarrassment of missing one’s teeth and wearing dentures.

They can improve your confidence and raise your self-esteem in social settings in addition to giving you the ability to eat whatever you wish again, according to Atcha. They provide a free “face-lift” to the lower one-third of the face since they restore the correct dimensions to the jaws and teeth giving an improvement in cosmetics.

Atcha can now also help many patients that were previously told they could not have implants with very minimally invasive methods. He said that even these patients can now enjoy their foods again without any pain or embarrassment of eating in public.

Atcha uses the latest and most revolutionized methods in the field of implant dentistry that is only being practiced by a handful of skilled clinicians across the globe. This concept of All-On-4, which was developed by Dr. Paulo Malo, has revolutionized the way reconstructive implant dentistry is being practiced.

Atcha is one of a handful of doctors across the globe and the only one from the Northwest Indiana region that had the opportunity to go to Lisbon, Portugal and, under the mentorship of Malo, was able to get advanced training in this revolutionary new method. No other dental office, oral and maxillofacial surgeon or periodontist in the region is certified or trained to perform the All-on-4 concept except Atcha.

“This method is too advanced for most dentists, oral surgeons and periodontists since they still practice the old school methods of full-mouth implant dentistry which is not minimally invasive, more costly and takes much longer than this new approach,” Atcha said.

“I see patients from other offices all the time and these patients are constantly being misinformed and shuffled from office to office as there are too many providers involved in their care. These patients are confused as they don’t know what their options are and we are able to help these patients.”

At Atcha’s center, all of the care is performed under one roof by Atcha with his minimally invasive method to reduce pain, suffering and recovery time for his patients. He sees patients from other corporate chain dental implant centers from Downtown Chicago and the suburbs.

The downside of going to these corporate dental implant centers is that there is high turnover of surgeons and doctors and staff members so there is total discontinuity of care. They are not a full service dental practice, so they cannot provide a life time follow up with routine care after the implant care.

The patients do not have a bond or relationship with these centers or these doctors as they only see them for the implant but all their ongoing care is done elsewhere, where there is no knowledge about advance implant dentistry. This creates a disconnect and lack of accountability and responsibility.

At Atcha’s center “We treat you like family” is not just a slogan; it is a philosophy of respect and kindness that guides everything we do. Often taken for granted as much as sight and hearing, teeth are among the most complex part of the body and loss of chewing and eating is sorely missed. Irreparable damage is often sustained if specialized care is not received.

“We want you to receive special care from the beginning, not just after a complication,” Atcha said.

Who will take responsibility or be held accountable if there is some concern or problem with the surgery or implants down the road should the patient have care done at corporate implant centers? What happens to the patient and their ongoing care?

Atcha sees patients who are in this situation on a daily basis and takes care to rescue these patients. The biggest difference between Atcha’s Center for Implants and Sedation is not only is he your dental implant specialist, but he has a full-service dental office that will provide you with a lifetime of follow up and re-care, and even a guarantee. This way there is no discontinuity of care and accountability.

“Our patients love this model, that as they have a level of comfort with a dental office and dentist and they know they are in safe hands and all future concerns will be handled in a very understanding and compassionate manner,” Atcha said.

“We have a bond and history with our patients and strive to develop a lifelong association with all our patients. Our patients are not just a warm body or a number in the chair that the doctor will perform surgery on and then never see again unlike other centers,” Atcha added. “We believe in delivering leading edge dental implant care with kindness, courtesy, and compassion. That’s what I would want for my family.”

This alone is the biggest reason why so many patients prefer to come to Atcha from different states as well as the UK. As a graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry, with extensive post-graduate training in dental implants and anesthesia, Atcha recognizes the importance of the quality of life for his patients.

“We’ve helped change people’s lives,” he said. “The overall cost of delaying care is much more expensive in the long-run. Here, we often work with patients’ budgets because we feel that cost should never be a barrier to good health.”

If you are missing one tooth, a few teeth, or all your teeth or are a denture sufferer who has been told that there is no hope or options, call Atcha. He has the solution. Call Atcha’s center at 219-227-5084 or 888-416-4109 today to see how he can give you teeth so you can eat and smile again and enjoy the simplest pleasures of life. More information can also be found by visiting www.chicagonodentures.com.

Dr. Irfan (Ivan) Atcha is one of the few dentists to learn from Dr. Paulo Malo. His methods of treatment help to ensure that the teeth will last for decades and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient. Atcha’s Center for Implants, Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 890 Richard Road in Dyer.

The Expert IN 21st Century Implant Dentistry

The All-on-4TM Method The All-on-4 dental implant procedure uses four implants, with the back implants angulated to take maximum advantage of existing bone. These special implants were developed to support the immediate fitting of replacement teeth. This treatment is attractive to those with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. The real appeal is how quickly permanent implants can be placed so that patients can leave the same day with fixed, non-removable replacement teeth.

Following an initial consultation, the patient is scheduled for implantation and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted all in one to two appointments – even when extractions are necessary. The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After three-six-months of healing, the patient will be fitted with a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit at no additional cost.

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