Excellent Dental Treatment for the 55+
North Shore dentist Daniel Marinic understands that mature dental patients have specific and unique needs. Some people need help retaining their original teeth. Others would benefit from dental implants, or replacement dentures. Many require extensive dental work.
Whatever level of dental care you need, Dr. Marinic will listen to you, provide you with excellent care and make you feel comfortable. He has more than 26 years of experience treating patients in the Chicago area, and he can fully handle even the most complex cases.
Mature Adult Dentistry
Dental Services for the Mature Adult
When you and Dr. Marinic decide that it is time to restore your mouth and smile, you will work as partners until your restoration is complete. Together, you will determine an exact treatment plan, which will include all of the procedures that you need to restore full health and function, and which will make sure that your smile is beautiful and natural as well as healthy.
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When you come in for your Consultation, you’ll receive:
- Smile evaluation.
- Dr. Marinic will listen to your needs.
- Fully explain your options.
- Review possible procedures.
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Advanced Technology and Expertise in One Office
Dr. Marinic recognized early on that people need to have a single, thorough dentist who they can trust to see them through all of the dental procedures that they require. He knows that this is particularly important for his adult patients with complex needs. As a result, he has worked hard to create a single dental practice using all of the most advanced dental technology, where all of your questions can be answered, and all of the procedures that you need can be performed, comfortably, to give you the healthy, beautiful smile that you deserve.
Whether you need veneers, crowns, or dental implants, Dr. Marinic can complete all of your dental work right here in our comfortable Evanston office. Even if you are afraid of the dentist, have neglected your teeth, or feel that you need a lot of work done, please come in for a consultation. You will find that Dr. Marinic is a caring, knowledgeable dentist who will really listen to you, and help you to work out the exact treatment plan that is right for you.
Come in and see Dr. Marinic for a Consultation and find out exactly how you can restore your mouth to full function and beauty.
Dental Implants / Implant-supported denture
Our patient, a 70 year old male, had worn a lower denture partial for years. Because of the wear and tear on soft and hard tissues in the lower jaw (not unusual for long term denture wearers), the patient sustained considerable bone resorption. His remaining lower teeth were severely deteriorated.
Pain became unbearable as the denture created increasing pressure on the mandibular nerve. The patient eventually was forced to stop using a lower denture. Soon after, because of eating difficulty, the patient began to lose considerable weight.
When the patient first presented in our office, Dr. Marinic was able to determine that the patient could be a candidate for a specialized implant system that would take the best advantage of his unique jawbone structure. Some areas of the mandible were healthy and had sufficient bone material that could support a custom implant solution.
Dr. Marinic surgically located the delicate mandibular nerve and was able to develop specific treatment methods that eliminated additional risk for damaging this critical nerve tissue.
Dr. Marinic extracted the remaining teeth in the patient’s lower jaw. Implants were placed in healthy areas of the jaw. Since a specialized extraction procedure was used that did not further compromise the patient’s bone structures, a total of four implants were placed, enabling the fitting of an implant secured denture
After a three month healing period, the patient returned to have a specialized impression taken so that Dr. Marinic could specially craft an implant-supported denture that would meet all of his needs. The specifications were taken digitally and sent to our in-office lab to manufacture a titanium framework for the prosthesis lab that would match the implant and jaw structure comfortably.
When the prosthetic base was completed, Dr. Marinic fit teeth to the structure, and had the patient try it out for phonetics, esthetics, and function. When he was sure that the teeth would fit and function perfectly, Dr. Marinic processed the teeth in our in-house laboratory to perfectly color-match the patient’s smile. The new teeth were then permanently attached to the implant abutments.
When his new teeth were placed, the patient looked at his new smile, which now provided normal support for the cheeks and lip structures. He said “Maybe now I can get a kiss!”
The patient was thrilled with his new teeth, his appearance and his renewed ability to eat just about anything he wanted.
Smile Makeover: Implants, Crowns and Porcelain Veneers
Our patient, a “50 something” successful Cook County area businesswoman, had a high visibility profession that involved routine contact with business executives. She was becoming self conscious about her smile. Older restorations including gold onlays, porcelain with metal crowns, composite veneers and porcelain with metal bridges had all begun to fail or show signs of significant, yet normal wear.
Porcelain was fracturing off and certain wear factors reflecting a the development of a poor bite occlusion relationship. Overuse of teeth whitening compounds were affecting both her gum tissues and tooth enamel, causing additional problems of tooth sensitivity.
After consulting with the patient and providing her with several different treatment choices, it was decided that all restorative products and procedures would incorporate the use of premium porcelain materials. Her smile makeover included 10 veneers, 3 dental implants, and multiple crowns.
Not only does our patient have great looking teeth… but she is now able to smile more normally. Notice how the upper lip now travels up further, revealing a broader smile.
Smiling with confidence is now effortless for our patient. She senses it has improved her on the job functioning as a sales executive and has caused many of her acquaintances to comment on how dazzling her smile is.
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