For over 60 years Associates for Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery have been providing superior oral surgical care for the residents of northwest Chicago and its suburbs. The dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery is a recognized specialty of dentistry that requires a minimum of four additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Dennis J. Spinazze, Dr. Michael J. Zak, Dr. Russell P. Spinazze, Dr. William L. Perkinson and Dr. Mark A. Spinazze manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Our doctors practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal to corrective and reconstructive maxillofacial surgery. The techniques we employ are designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimize patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat patients with facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures of the maxillofacial region.
Our conveniently located offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you experiencing pain or are in an emergency situation we will make every attempt to accommodate your needs that day.
Dental implants are tiny titanium tooth root replacements which are inserted into the jaw where teeth are missing. They are surgically placed into the jawbone and over time the bone bonds with the titanium and creates a strong foundation for teeth or dentures. In the case of individual teeth crowns are then attached to the implants, above the gums, to provide the visible tooth. In regards to dentures, the implants are equipped with button or snap type clasps to provide the dentures with superior retention. By increasing denture retention the quality of chewing is improved and lessens “loose” dentures. In addition to the obvious esthetic and functional benefits, implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the natural bone deterioration that occurs with tooth loss.