Implant-Retained Dentures – Lisle, IL
Restore a Full Row of Lost Teeth
It’s easy enough to see how a single dental implant post can replace a missing tooth. But what if you’ve lost all of your teeth? Fortunately, dental implants in Lisle are still an option, even if you have no natural pearly whites left. Instead of replacing each individual tooth with an implant, we can restore a full row of lost teeth with just a few implants. Plus, as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Frank Marchese can perform every step of the process right here in our office. Call Arbor Dental Care today if you’re interested in a healthy, comfortable, and long-lasting solution to tooth loss.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
We can place four to six implant posts per jaw at strategic angles and locations so that they can support a full denture. During a process called osseointegration, the implants fuse with your jawbone, effectively becoming the roots of your new teeth. Not only do they anchor your denture in place, but they also stimulate your jawbone to prevent the bone loss that often occurs as a result of missing teeth.
Depending on your preferences and needs, your dentist in Lisle can make your implant-retained denture to be removable or permanently fixed in your mouth.
Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you have lost all or most of your teeth in your top or bottom jaw, you should schedule a consultation with us to determine whether you’re a candidate for an implant-retained denture. In some cases, we may need to strengthen the jawbone first with a bone graft so that it can adequately support dental implants. You should also be in excellent oral health, so we’ll need to treat any issues such as gum disease before scheduling your implant procedure.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
Getting implant-retained dentures will take several appointments. During the placement surgery, we will make small incisions in your gums to access your jawbone and place the implants in precise locations. Once we have stitched your gums closed, it will take about three to six months for osseointegration to occur. You’ll then undergo another minor surgery, during which we expose the tops of the implants and place metal connectors called abutments. After you’ve recovered, the final step is to place your denture on top of your abutments. At long last, you’ll have a beautiful and functional smile to enjoy!
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Because dental implants are firmly embedded in your jaw, they won’t lose their fit and slip out of place like traditional dentures often do. This allows you to speak clearly and chew all of your favorite foods with confidence.
Normally, your jawbone begins to deteriorate after tooth loss because it no longer receives stimulation from your tooth roots through biting and chewing. Dental implants provide this stimulation, so your jawbone will remain strong enough to support your facial structures. You can maintain a youthful, vibrant appearance for years – if not decades – to come. With proper aftercare, your dental implants could even last a lifetime!