Implant Supported Dentures
815 Dental Studio
An implant supported denture is a restorative solution that is the result of technological advancements. A traditional denture sits on your gums and is held in place with a dental adhesive. An implant supported denture can now be your restoration if you need to replace your teeth on an arch and have adequate jawbone density to successfully support the implants. An implant supported denture is designed with special clips that snap onto the implant posts for stability.
Dr. Anthony and the hand-selected staff at 815 Dental Studio focus on bringing healthy, bright, and beautiful smiles to every family we get the opportunity to work with. We perform quality general family dental and cosmetic procedures services. We manage the entire family’s dental needs. We are experts in all general dental procedures, from preventative cleanings and examinations to extractions, periodontal treatments, and restorations such as crowns and fillings. We are also skilled in numerous cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and other treatments to restore and maintain a healthy and natural smile.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of implant supported dentures for yourself, our phone number is 815-229-1110 and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio has developed an elite team offering superb dental services in an astonishing and relaxing environment.
We can create an implant supported denture for either your upper or lower jaw. It will still be best to remove your implant supported denture every evening to clean them and the gums beneath. You should not sleep with the implant supported dentures in. You may want to consider permanent crown and bridgework that cannot be removed. Your team at 815 Dental Studio will discuss your preferences when we review your options with you.
The Procedure for Implant Supported Dentures
At your initial exam, the detail-focused team at 815 Dental Studio will review your medical and dental history, take necessary X-rays, and then create impressions of any teeth or gums so that models can be made. We might even use a computed tomography (CT) 3D scan of your mouth. This shows us the location of your sinuses and nerves above your upper arch. A CT scan can also be done to confirm the jawbone density and mass and to pinpoint the exact locations for each implant. If you are not wearing dentures, we will create a temporary one. You will use this temporary appliance until your implant supported denture is finished.
With the use of this temporary denture, we can also confirm the ideal position for artificial crowns in your final denture according to your bite alignment. We can even use this temporary denture as a guide to direct the implants in their correct positions.
For the placement of the implants, we first administer a local anesthetic to numb the immediate area. Then, we create a small incision and proceed to surgically place the tiny titanium posts into your jawbone. We then close the site with sutures.
The patient team at 815 Dental Studio will need to wait a few months to allow the jawbone and the implants to integrate or fuse and bond together, depending on the specific location in the jaw.
X-rays will confirm that your implants have become fused with the bone, and then a second, simple surgery is scheduled. A small incision will be made to expose the tops of the implants. We then attach an abutment or extension to the post, so it reaches the surface of your gum line. Allowing the soft tissue to heal, we will make a final impression of your gums and the abutments. This is the plan for the final precise locations for the denture securing framework, either bar or ball.
We might have some minor adjustments for either a bar-retained or a ball-retained final implant supported denture at your final fitting.
Benefits You Can Expect
There are some definitive benefits associated with implant supported dentures over traditional dentures. Here are a few to consider when deciding if this is the best solution for you.
- Implant supported dentures are significantly more stable than traditional dentures. They will not slip while speaking.
- Your natural chewing ability is restored. You will be able to both bite and eat hard foods.
- Implant supported dentures are more natural looking than traditional dentures.
- Implant supported dentures fit better and are more comfortable. There is no friction on the gums resulting in sores.
- Your jawbone density is preserved, and bone atrophy is prevented.
How Implant Supported Dentures Actually Work
There are two kinds of implant supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. With both versions, the denture tray is made of an acrylic base that matches your natural gums. Porcelain or acrylic crowns, created to match your natural teeth, are attached to the base. Both versions need at least two implants for secure support.
Bar-retained dentures — A slim metal bar following the specific curve of your arch is affixed to two to five implants that have been surgically placed in your jawbone. Clips are fitted to the bar, to the denture, or both. The denture tray fits over the bar and is securely clipped into place.
Ball-retained dentures — Each implant post has a metal attachment on top that is ball shaped. These ball shaped attachments then snap directly into a nylon socket aligned perfectly on the underside of the denture.
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ALISSA ANTHONY, DMD
With unique energy and a positive spirit, Dr. Anthony provides our patients with quality dentistry while making her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. Her entire team at 815 Dental Studio reflects her smiling, patient-focused and passionate approach to oral health.
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Experts in general dentistry, from cleanings and checkups to extractions, periodontal treatments, and fillings, we are also highly trained in cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, clear aligners, and other ways to give you straight white teeth.
The Aftercare of Your Implant Supported Dentures
815 Dental Studio will recommend that you remove your dentures at night for cleaning. We want you to carefully clean around the retaining attachments.
We will evaluate to confirm stability. Even though your new denture is secure, it might move slightly when you chew and therefore need minor adjustments. We will check your gums and your bite after the insertion of the denture.
The clips or attachments on your dentures will need to be replaced every 6 to 12 months. They are made of plastic or nylon and will wear with regular use.
815 Dental Studio is All About Patient Satisfaction
Your total satisfaction begins with our skills and services, and we achieve results with advanced, innovative technology and clinical care. Your comfort and trust in our team and our efforts is critical and essential.
Therefore, we put an emphasis on a team of highly capable, energetic, and genuinely nice people. A happy team results in happy patients.
Besides serving as the leading cosmetic dental practice in Northern Illinois, improving smiles with implants, Invisalign, veneers, and whitening, we provide general oral healthcare services daily to local families.
We are a dynamic team, constantly expanding on our knowledge, our skills, and our dental technology to better serve you. Call us today about an evaluation for implant supported dentures for you. Our phone number is 815-229-1110, and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio is a team that you will look forward to visiting for your 6-month checkups. Each member of our team is caring, thoughtful, and kind.