What are implant-supported dentures, and what are their benefits?

The team at A Brush Above Family Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois, describes implant-supported dentures as a type of denture that is held in place by dental implants. Implants are small titanium screws placed in the bone to replace missing teeth. They are sometimes used as a support for dental crowns to replace a single tooth or for one or both sides of a missing tooth to support a dental bridge. However, the most popular goal for dental implants is to support full dentures, allowing for a more desirable and reliable restoration compared to traditional complete dentures held in place with natural suction or denture adhesives.

Why should I consider implant-supported dentures?

Implants can be used to support individual dentures or a full set of upper and lower dentures. Using these restorations has several benefits to achieving fully restored smiles after significant tooth loss. Some of the advantages include the following:

  • Provide greater stability for your smile than traditional dentures
  • Shown to improve both chewing ability and speech quality in patients who use them
  • Allow patients to enjoy all their favorite foods without worrying about losing the dental restoration
  • Achieves a restored smile with a customized denture made to look completely natural
  • Maintenance of the natural bone structure of the jaw, which reduces the risk of bone loss

How do I find out more about this restorative option?

If you are considering implant-supported dentures, our team at A Brush Above Family Dentistry will evaluate your oral health to determine whether you could benefit from this treatment option. Our dental team will work closely with our experienced surgeon, who specializes in placing implants and will guide you through each step so that you feel comfortable throughout your treatment.

To discuss this tooth replacement option with Drs. Marcella Guzman, Philip Fidel, and Rosa Sinno call (773) 840-0378 to request an appointment at our facility.

We are located in Chicago, IL, at 3236 West Fullerton Avenue, and are open to new and returning patients and families seeking comprehensive care at A Brush Above Family Dentistry!