Implant Supported Dentures Naperville IL
It's common for adults to lose their teeth as they age. When this occurs, there are several choices for tooth replacement.
Implant supported dentures (also commonly called "implant retained dentures" or "implant supported overdentures") are one restorative treatment option for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants, as well as any dentures or restorations they support, are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Replacing missing teeth also provides other health benefits.
Not only can Wheaton Oral Surgery improve the aesthetics of your smile with dentures supported by dental implants, we can also restore the overall structure of your mouth.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
These dentures are attached to your jaw using titanium dental implants. Dental implants serve as tooth roots for the replacement of missing teeth. These dentures are a type of overdenture. An overdenture is a set of prosthetic teeth that is designed to be placed over remaining natural teeth or dental implants.
Implant supported dentures are also removable dentures, but they provide better retention and function to patients compared to traditional dentures. Conventional removable dentures are much more likely to become unstable, and require that patients make additional appointments for periodic adjustments over time.
Two Types of Implant Supported Dentures
While conventional partial or complete dentures rest on your gums, and can be attached to your natural teeth, these dentures are stabilized by the dental implants that are connected to the jawbone.
Once we've determined that you are a good candidate for implants, which includes having a healthy jaw mass, we will determine which of two types of implant supported dentures we will use for your procedure. The two types of structures include bar-retained dentures and ball-retained dentures.
With this type of overdenture, a thin, metal bar is affixed to secure at least two, but no more than five implants in your jawbone. Clips or similar connectors secure the overdenture to the bar.
Also called stud-attachment dentures, these implant supported overdentures typically contain sockets that are placed onto round connectors on the implants.
What Are the Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures have revolutionized the concept of dentures, which have traditionally been known for their instability in the mouth. This can cause slipping for patients that can negatively impact their ability to eat and chew properly and their ability to speak clearly.
The primary advantages of implant supported dentures are stable and reliable support with a high success rate. Patients will not have to be concerned about the embarrassing slippage of traditional dentures, or the complications, pain and potential tooth and bone damage associated with bridgework.
What Is the Process of Getting Implant Supported Dentures?
A Worthy Investment in Your Smile!
Getting implant supported dentures is a multi-appointment process that requires oral surgery, takes time to heal, and will cost more than getting traditional dentures. However, the results will be a long-lasting dental restoration, with an aesthetically improved smile, a natural feel while eating and talking, and improved self-esteem! Depending on the person, the time frame for the entire procedure lasts anywhere from five months to more than a year.
Implant Supported Dentures: Initial Exam and Treatment Planning
The timeline and cost will depend on several factors, including the type and how many dental implants are needed, the condition of your jawbone and whether you need a bone graft or ridge augmentation, etc.
Comprehensive examinations, including X-rays, CBCT scans, and 3D imaging are conducted to assess bone density and identify the optimal locations for implant placement.
Our Board Certified Oral Surgeon and team will design an individual treatment plan for each patient, reviewing the surgery schedule, cost, and answering any questions prior to treatment.
Getting Implant Supported Dentures: Step by Step
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Wheaton Oral Surgery would be happy to answer any questions you have about implant supported dentures and how they can improve your overall oral health. Feel free to give us our Naperville office a call today at (331) 204-0314.