Implant-supported Dentures Offer Exceptional Strength and durability
While a traditional denture can serve its purpose in providing patients with a fuller and more functional bite, implant-supported dentures, offered by Dr. Philip Goduco at his Vernon Hills, IL, practice, provide the most sturdy, stable, and viable restoration option currently available.
Implant-supported dentures offer unparalleled support and comfort.
What is an Implant-supported Denture?
As opposed to a traditional full or partial denture, which may be affixed to the gums using either strong adhesive or a small clasp, an implant-supported denture is securely stabilized in the mouth after being attached to a series of permanent dental implants. The implants, small titanium posts, are surgically inserted to replace missing tooth roots. Through the biological process of osseointegration, implants fuse with the jawbone and become permanent fixtures of the patient's anatomy.
Once the implants have integrated with the jawbone and the gums have properly healed, your denture will be securely attached to the implanted posts.
What are the Main Benefits?
Because implants fuse with the jawbone, the natural feel and function of an implant-supported restoration is unparalleled:
- While some patients with traditional dentures may experience slipping and movement, implant-supported dentures function like your own teeth and remain securely in place.
- Patients with implant-supported dentures will enjoy increased confidence as they speak, smile, and eat, assured that their restoration will not shift out of place.
- Your custom restoration will fit snugly and comfortably in your mouth, precision-designed to achieve a perfect fit.
- Because implant-supported dentures are so secure, they can support increased bite force, and patients will enjoy fewer dietary restrictions than they would with traditional dentures.
- Because implants help stimulate jaw tissue, they fortify the jaw and help to prevent bone recession.
- Jawbone recession can cause sagging of the soft tissues of the face, creating a more aged appearance. By preventing bone recession, dental implants can help patients look their best.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Not everyone with missing teeth is a candidate for an implant-supported restoration. Because dental implants require healthy gums and a strong, healthy jawbone, we will assess your oral health and bone structure to determine your candidacy.
If the doctors finds that you are suffering from gum disease, or that your jaw does not have adequate tissue to support implants, you can discuss preparatory procedures including periodontal treatment, bone grafting, sinus lifts, and socket preservation, which can be performed to restore oral health and bone strength, and create optimal conditions for the placement of dental implants.
What to Expect
Prior to placing the implants, Dr. Goduco will utilize advanced technologies to examine your mouth and jaw. Our state-of-the-art scans and x-rays will allow the doctor to properly place the implants with precision by guiding them accurately into proper position.
We are committed to providing you with a lasting restoration that will allow you to once again enjoy full dental function and an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Treatment is completed over several visits to our office, and the exact timeline depends on the rate at which implants fuse to your jaw. The entire treatment, from start to finish, may take up to six months. For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, we strive to make the procedure as comfortable as possible by offering sedation options.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about this procedure, and determine if implant-supported dentures may be right for you, please contact us today. We will set up a consultation to address any of your questions and concerns.
Dr. Goduco has years of experience in placing and restoring dental implants, and we are committed to providing you with a lasting restoration that will allow you to once again enjoy full dental function and an aesthetically pleasing smile.