At Omni Dental of Arlington Heighs We Have a Full Denture lab on sight which makes us to work closely with our denture technicians to deliver highest quality and fastest delivery. After initial examination Dr. Bilus will also inform you whether you need full dentures or partial dentures or if you’re a candidate for implant supported dentures.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a great service for patients. Implant-supported dentures are the middle ground between the conventional denture that uses adhesive and the more expensive advanced full-arch dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures are a great option for individuals who are seeking an affordable option to significantly improve their ability to chew and smile. The support of the implant allows the dental fixture to be shaped into a horseshoe, reducing the bulkiness and opening the palate to create more space for the tongue and better ability to taste food. Implant-supported dentures are sturdier and do not require adhesive.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of a titanium alloy) used to anchor a crown. If you have sufficient bone density, we’ll go ahead and place the implants in your jaw. Otherwise, you’ll need a separate procedure for a bone graft.
Over the next few months, implants will fuse to your jaw in a process called osseointegration. During this time, our dental implant dentist will check your progress to make sure you’re healing properly.
Once you’ve completely healed from dental implant surgery, we’ll snap the arch of false teeth into place. Like conventional dentures, your implant-supported dentures will have an acrylic base to look like your gums. Many of our patients appreciate that implant-supported dentures look and feel like natural teeth.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures provide outstanding stability while eating and speaking, functioning just like natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, they rarely require adjustment because dental implants prevent the changes in the jaw that occur following tooth loss. The benefits of implant-supported dentures provided at Omni Dental of Arlington Heights, can help you to experience greater confidence and an improved quality of life. We invite you to learn more about why so many patients are choosing to rebuild their smiles with implant dentures.
How does gum disease affect dental implants?
Just like your natural teeth, dental implants need an adequate amount of bone and healthy gum tissues, and a healthy oral environment, in order to work. If too much bone has been lost in the jaw, there may not be enough to effectively hold a dental implant in place. It’s important to have the right oral environment and state of dental health to help ensure your future dental implants best serve your tooth replacement needs. If you have gum disease and are considering dental implants for tooth replacement, our dentists will need to evaluate your overall oral health to determine if you could become a candidate for implant dentistry.
Dental Implants vs Dentures
The reason dental implants are an option at Omni Dental of Arlington Heights is because they are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth.
Other restorations have to rely on the existing environment of the dentition for support. Bridges need healthy teeth near the site of the missing tooth in order to be used. Partial dentures replace a vast majority of missing teeth by clasping onto the remaining healthy teeth in the smile; complete dentures rely on the mouth’s natural suction. If these structures are not at their optimum health, the restoration will not function well enough to fit a patient’s needs. In contrast, dental implants are supported directly by the jaw bone, due to the artificial tooth root. The level of functionality and resilience a dental implant has is comparable to a perfectly healthy natural tooth.
Omni Dental of Arlington Heights
Our team at Omni Dental Arlington Heights, IL practice works to create customized treatment plans to create exceptional outcomes for each and every patient. When visiting our facility for a consultation, you can rest assured that we will work to understand your wanted results and suggest the appropriate treatments to meet them. Browse our photo gallery to view the before-and-after images of our patients in order to learn more about what you can expect when receiving treatment at our facility.