A Better Smile Awaits with Implant-Supported Dentures
Say “goodbye” to unstable traditional dentures and “hello” to a permanent solution for missing teeth with implant-supported dentures. Ideal for patients missing an entire arch of teeth, this permanent solution to missing teeth offers a durable alternative to traditional dentures that often slip while speaking. Dr. Fitz may suggest this option to those seeking the strength and benefits of dental implants but who have too many missing teeth to use individual implants.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a form of overdenture that replaces multiple missing teeth in one shot. Our customized dentures are crafted to resemble natural teeth and securely affixed to four dental implants for a comfortable and stable fit. This permanent restoration provides patients with more relaxed eating experiences, compared to traditional dentures, and eliminates the inconvenience of slipping or sliding dentures in the mouth.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
At New Image Dental, we provide both traditional dentures with a natural appearance and advanced implant-supported dentures for replacing missing teeth. Those patients who choose implant-supported dentures get to experience some choice benefits to their new smile such as:
- A permanent solution to missing teeth
- Improved biting and chewing ability
- More comfortable and stable fit
- Better oral health due to less pressure on remaining natural teeth
- Improved speech
- Enhanced self-esteem and confidence
- Natural looking teeth
- Long-lasting and durable
- Fewer food restrictions
- No need to worry about dentures slipping or sliding around the mouth
Getting Implant-Supported Dentures
The first step on your journey to a new smile is an initial consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Fitz examines your oral health. He will discuss with you your options, and walk you through the steps of preparing for your implant-supported dentures. This is also the ideal time for you to ask any questions you may have.
The following step is implant placement. To ensure comfort, a local anesthetic is administered. Once you are properly numbed, Dr. Fitz positions the implants in your jawbone. Recovery takes three to six months as the implants integrate with the bone, a process called osseointegration, which strengthens the hold of the dentures.
When healing is complete, you will return to our Streamwood, IL office to have your dentures fitted. These are specially crafted for you, and Dr. Fitz can make any necessary adjustments before securing them. Upon leaving the office, you will have a brand-new and beautiful smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implant treatment costs vary from patient to patient based on the extent of the work done and the individual insurance plan. When you schedule a consultation with your implant dentist, he can assess your oral needs and give you a more accurate estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.
It’s essential to take great care of your implant dentures to maximize their longevity and maintain excellent oral health. If your dentures are fixed in place, only your dentist can remove them. Your at-home oral hygiene care should consist of:
- Brush your dentures twice a day
- Use a non-abrasive toothpaste
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash once or twice a day
- Brush and floss any natural teeth twice a day
- Visit our Streamwood dentist twice a year for regular dental cleanings and checkups
Yes, you can eat your favorite foods with implant-supported dentures as they provide a stable base for your dentures, allowing for improved chewing and biting compared to traditional dentures.
It depends on the severity of the gum disease and the current health of your gums. Your dentist will evaluate your specific case and determine if implant-supported dentures are a viable option for you. In some cases, gum disease must be treated before placing implants.
Revitalize Your Smile with Implant-Supported Dentures
Are you tired of ill-fitting dentures causing discomfort and limiting your food choices? Discover a better solution with implant-supported dentures at New Image Dental. Say goodbye to slipping dentures and hello to a stable and confident smile. Don’t wait any longer, schedule a consultation today by calling (630) 837-0887 to see if implant-supported dentures are the right fit for you!