Welcome to the practice of Janet S. Stopka, DDS, PC. Our practice and team are dedicated to offering the highest quality services for dentistry in Burr Ridge, IL, and surrounding cities. Dr. Stopka is the lead dentist and provides patient-focused dental solutions for patients in a caring, comforting atmosphere.
Janet S. Stopka, DDS has over two decades of experience and has successfully helped patients throughout Illinois with achieving beautiful, healthy smiles. She is committed to providing excellent dental care with a focus on mercury-safe dentistry and biological care. She is an active supporter of the IAOMT, otherwise known as the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Our practice is equipped with the latest technologies to provide advanced dental work, while also offering standard dental services including cleanings and examinations.
If you are located in the area of Burr Ridge, IL and are ready to discuss dental care solutions for your smile, now is the time to contact Janet S. Stopka, DDS, PC to schedule an appointment. The practice is conveniently located at 16W289 83rd Street in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
Dentistry has had viable treatment for tooth loss for more than a century. In recent decades, however, developments have occurred that allow patients the highest degree of function and form possible. Dental implants have quickly become the treatment of choice among patients who wish to regain full comfort and confidence in their smiles.
Dental implants are technically not intended for tooth replacement. These prosthetics are tiny cylinders that, inserted into the jawbone, replace missing roots. After the insertion of biocompatible implants, bone tissue will naturally fuse around these posts. Within a few months, they become as stable as a natural tooth would be. At this time, we are able to affix a crown, bridge, or full denture to the implant or implants as needed for optimal function.
The replacement of teeth with top-of-the-gums prosthetics has been successful to a point. Denture wearers, in particular, may feel the limitations of their restoration. Implants offer the replication of natural oral structure. Replacing roots with implants sets the stage for stability unlike any other form of treatment. Additionally, implants benefit the jawbone by stimulating the regeneration of tissue. Natural teeth, through their roots, stimulate bone to regenerate. When roots are lost and not replaced, we see the effects of degeneration in the form of sunken cheeks and lips.
Our priority in treating patients is to achieve results that offer superb functionality and durability for years of use. Patients treated with implants enjoy confidence when eating, smiling, and speaking. Due to the stabilization of the crown, bridge, or denture in the bone, the risk of rubbing or coming loose is eliminated. Implants require no special care and can last a lifetime with routine dental care and daily hygiene that includes flossing after brushing.