Dr. Michael Sullivan has been working as a dentist in the city of Elmhurst since 1984. After graduating from Loyola University School of Dentistry, Dr. Sullivan quickly discovered the satisfaction and joy of giving back to underserved areas of Elmhurst. From opening his own office to those in need to serving at the DuPage Community Clinic, Dr. Sullivan donates his dental expertise to those who couldn’t otherwise afford the dental care they need.
Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with and a member in good standing of numerous dental organizations and societies, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and American Equilibration Society. He is also a graduate of the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education (SIADE) and is certified in the placement and restoration of mini dental implants.
Dr. Sullivan considers himself blessed to be able to not only do what he loves, but also make a difference in improving the smiles, overall health, and lives of his patients through dentistry. Dr. Sullivan has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 28 years. They are the proud parents of three bright, intelligent kids; Jennifer, Michael, and Mary.
Dental Implants :
Dental implants are small titanium posts that function as artificial tooth roots. They’re placed into your jawbone in the space of the missing tooth and are topped with a natural-looking tooth restoration. Implants are a popular, preferred tooth replacement method among patients and dentists alike. Once the implant fuses with your jawbone, a tooth restoration is attached to the top of your implant. Depending on your unique case, we’ll recommend a dental crown(s), dental bridge(s), or implant-supported denture to top off your implant(s).
Implant-Supported Dentures :
Are your traditional dentures often uncomfortable and unreliable? With the help of implants, we can stabilize your dentures so they don’t shift and slip throughout the day. The dentures snap onto four or more implants and won’t budge until you choose to remove them. Implant-supported dentures save you from dealing with messy adhesives and potentially embarrassing fall outs.
Crown & Bridge Restorations :
If you’re missing one tooth or a few teeth in a row, a crown or bridge could be the perfect restoration choice for you. A dental crown is a single tooth restoration that attaches directly to your dental implant. A dental bridge is an appliance that “bridges” the gap in your smile if you’re missing multiple teeth in a row. The bridge attaches to implants on either side of the leftover space and contains false teeth that fill in the spots where your teeth are missing. We make sure the color of your crown or bridge matches with your surrounding teeth so it blends in with your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants :
- They are a permanent solution for tooth replacement.
- They prevent bone loss.
- They allow you to talk & eat with ease.
- They look & feel like natural teeth.
- They can last for years with proper care.
- They can be brushed & flossed like your natural teeth.
- They can support & hold dentures into place.