Implant-Supported Dentures in Chicago, IL
Missing one or more teeth can cause discomfort in more ways than one. Not only are missing teeth detrimental to your oral health, but they can be embarrassing and cause you to avoid smiling, laughing, or showing your teeth.
Missing teeth can also cause jaw bone resorption, resulting in weaker bone density and a lack of facial definition. Traditional solutions include temporary dentures, which rest on top of the gums; however, these can be uncomfortable and they do little to support the jaw and surrounding teeth structures.
While many options are available, All-on-4® dental implants are a revolutionary alternative to traditional dentures. Rather than sitting on the gumline, these implant-supported dentures are surgically installed in your mouth — they look, function, and feel like natural teeth.
With implant-supported dentures, you don’t have to hide your smile any longer.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, you may be a candidate for implant-supported dentures. Candidates should have healthy gums or seek pre-treatment for periodontitis. Dr. Fedin is highly skilled and experienced in restorative dentistry, having performed over 4,000 implant procedures.
During your consultation, he will create a customized implant treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
If you want a permanent solution to missing teeth, All-on-4® implant-supported dentures can get you smiling again.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Traditional dentures and fixed dental bridges create the aesthetic of a full, natural smile, but these options do little to support the jaw, jawbone, and gums. Implant-supported dentures are a permanent solution that encourages oral health by supporting the gum, root, and jaw structure.
Other benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- Implant-supported dentures are secure. They will not shift, fall out, or become loose.
- Implant-supported dentures feel, look, and function like natural teeth — from root to tooth.
- Implant-supported dentures support a healthy bone structure, eliminating the risk of resorption.
- Implant-supported dentures replace the full arch of the teeth, creating a more cohesive smile.
All-on-4® is the recommended choice for your implant-supported dentures. With this option, you can enjoy even more benefits in addition to the above, including the following:
- In most cases, there is no need for bone grafting, as Dr. Fedin will use a ConeBeam 3D scanner to evaluate the condition of your jawbone and develop a more precise strategy for your implant procedure.
- A faster tooth-replacement solution and shorter recovery time.
- Most patients can have their All-on-4® implant-supported dentures placed in just one appointment.
Want to learn more about how implant-supported dentures can restore your smile? Call Chicago Dental Arts today at (312) 642-6631.
How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work?
Once your treatment plan has been created, you will come in for an appointment, and incisions are made in the gum according to your treatment plan. Any existing teeth that need to be pulled will also be removed.
The dental implants are inserted through your gums and into the jawbone to serve as anchor points for the prosthetic teeth.
Temporary dentures can be attached, as the implant posts will integrate permanently into the jawbone over time.
Once this process is complete, you will return to the office to have your permanent dentures installed.
What Is Recovery Like After Implant-Supported Denture Placement?
Recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on many factors, including the type of implant-supported denture used, whether you have undergone bone grafting, and your natural healing process.
To minimize recovery and downtime, Dr. Fedin uses an advanced laser technology called Waterlase. Not only does Waterlase reduce downtime and recovery, but it also ensures greater patient comfort than traditional methods.
Even though you will wear temporary dentures during the osseointegration period, it is recommended that you eat soft foods to ensure proper healing. The temporary dentures are not designed for chewing hard foods, so be cautious about what you eat during this time.
Taking Care of Your Implant-Supported Dentures
Once your permanent implant-supported dentures are installed and healed, they will feel, look, and function like natural teeth. Therefore, caring for your new implant-supported dentures is easy. You should care for them just as you would regular teeth.
This includes the following:
- Brushing twice daily
- Visiting your Chicago dentist for regular exams and cleanings
You should also use a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid damage. Otherwise, you can enjoy your permanent implant-supported dentures indefinitely.
What Results Can I Expect After Receiving Implant-Supported Dentures?
Once your implant-supported dentures fully integrate into your jaw and gums, you can enjoy a complete, aesthetically pleasing smile.
You will also enjoy:
- A fully restored smile
- A more stable, improved bite and chewing function
- No risk of dentures slipping, shifting, or falling out
- Less hassle with cleaning and maintenance
- A more stable jawline for a defined facial contour
- Greater confidence and quality of life
Implant-supported dentures are the best choice for fully restoring and improving the look of your whole smile, offering beautiful and permanent results.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Chicago
Dr. Fedin and the team at Chicago Dental Arts are committed to providing patients with quality treatment for all their general dentistry and oral surgical needs.
Our office features state-of-the-art technology, a comforting atmosphere, and a supportive staff to ensure the highest quality of care.
Call our Chicago, Illinois, implant-supported denture provider at (312) 642-6631 for more information and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.
To see how Dr. Fedin and the team have transformed the smiles of our satisfied patients, check out Chicago Dental Arts’ before and after photos here.