A Reason to Smile
Eon Clinics offers an innovative "All-on-4" dental implant procedure, an efficient and clinically proven treatment method that is changing the lives of patients, one smile at a time.
Nearly 70 percent of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth, and, by the age of 74, one in four will have lost all of their permanent teeth, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). While treatment options for tooth loss have traditionally been arduous and painful, new developments have brought forth more effective options. At Eon Clinics, patients can receive a new set of beautiful teeth in just one day.
This one-day treatment is possible because of the innovative “All-on-4” protocol utilized by the doctors at Eon Clinics. This method allows for a full set of 12 teeth to be supported on only four implants, or anchors, and in most cases requires no bone grafting. Originating in Europe, this breakthrough procedure has been used there for the past 15 years, but only became FDA-approved in the United States about three years ago. With tens of thousands of cases already completed by respected surgeons around the world, the treatment has been validated as a significant advance in the dental implant industry—with a 98 percent success rate.
For many prospective patients, Eon Clinics is the best—and easiest—choice. “Many times, we’re one in a series of people they’ve consulted with concerning their treatment, and it’s very rare that they don’t end up getting their treatment with us, once they’ve talked with us,” says Dr. Spiro C. Karras, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Eon Clinics. The process involves a complimentary consultation and diagnostic 3D CT scan, after which patients can have their treatment scheduled—generally in as little as one week. The one-day treatment allows for patients to return home and resume their normal lives with very little disruption.
In fact, many patients are surprised by the efficiency of the process, as well as the minimal pain associated with the recovery. Perhaps the most amazing aspects of the treatment, however, are the patients’ emotional responses when taking those first looks in the mirror. “I don’t know how many boxes of Kleenex we go through here in one day,” Dr. Karras says with a laugh. “Patients will come in with these unsightly teeth…They don’t want to smile and they cover their mouths when they laugh. Afterwards, you can’t get them to stop smiling.”
For the many patients who have walked through the doors of Eon Clinics, their interactions with the staff and doctors have proved invaluable. “I don’t know that I have ever encountered individuals who are more focused on the patient than the folks at Eon. They are, above all, professional,” says patient Bob Simoncini. Throughout his life, Bob experienced multiple problems with his teeth, including calcium deficiency as a child, and received partial dentures in his 40s. Though he had considered implants for years, his chief concern was that the financial cost—along with the likelihood of a painful and lengthy procedure—would outweigh the benefits.
After visiting Eon Clinics and learning more about the All-on-4 procedure, however, Bob was ready to move forward with dental implants. His experience with Dr. Karras, Dr. Kerry Voit, Clinical Director of Fixed Partial Prosthodontics, and the rest of the technicians and assistants he came in contact with was an entirely positive one. “The people at Eon, at all levels, are very much accessible and accommodating,” Bob says. “I was able to contact Dr. Karras by e-mail with questions about my progress. Each of my e-mails was replied to within hours.” Though Bob has experienced the many physical benefits of dental implants—such as being able to chew hard foods without embarrassing denture mishaps—the emotional and mental effects have been just as profound. “You smile more because you know you can; you don’t worry about speaking to others, or in public,” he says. “In a real sense, you feel rejuvenated, because—let’s face it—you have the teeth of a 25-year-old!”
When embarking on a taxing Internet search for the best place to have her dental implants completed, Saniyyah Hollingsworth was impressed by an Eon Clinics advertisement that offered a seminar and a complimentary consultation and CT scan—a $500 value. After attending the seminar with her husband, Saniyyah made a consultation appointment, and the rest is history. “Since I have had my All-on-4 procedure at Eon Clinics, I have a perfect smile,” she says. “Socially, I’m more outgoing. In my job as a skin care specialist, and in my hobby as a fitness motivator, I represent myself well with a beautiful, healthy, and natural smile.”
For Dr. Voit, Dr. Karras, and the other experienced staff members and technicians at Eon Clinics, the primary goal is now to educate the public—as well as other professionals in their field—on the benefits of the All-on-4 treatment. As a revolutionary procedure, it’s already transforming the world of dental implants, as well as the worlds of many very delighted patients.
Eon Clinics has operating facilities located in Chicago and Hoffman Estates, as well as consultation centers in Lake Forest, Homewood/Flossmoor, Downers Grove, and Munster, Indiana. For more information, call 312-337-5868, or visit eonclinics.com.