If you are looking for a more permanent solution to dentures, Shoreline Dental Chicago offers implant-supported dentures in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Mollie K. Rojas creates an individualized plan for each patient to help make sure the fit and form of your dentures are exact. To schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more information, give us a call at (312) 266-9487.
Implant-supported dentures have an appearance and form that are similar to that of traditional dentures, but a big difference is the stability they offer. Traditional dentures are removable and not secured in the mouth by anything more than perhaps a denture adhesive. This can result in dentures loosening or even falling out, and many patients do not like the “floating” feeling their dentures create. Implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants installed in your jawbone, so the dentures should not loosen even when eating or speaking! We can create a new set of dentures or even retrofit your old dentures with implants for a cost-effective solution.
Before your implant-supported dentures can be fitted, dental implants first need to be surgically inserted in your jawbone. The specific number of implants needed will depend on your needs, but four to six implants are usually sufficient for securing one denture. Once the implants have finished fusing with your jawbone after a few months, we can fit your denture over them. The implants will prevent your denture from moving, resulting in improved oral appearance and function that more closely resembles your natural teeth!
If you want an alternative to your traditional dentures or if you are looking to replace many teeth, schedule a consultation with our team today! We are looking forward to helping you restore your smile.