Have you had it up to here with denture adhesive? The smell, the mess, the taste. Who needs it? Well, you might not if you choose to have dental implants in Chicago that support your dentures. Implant-supported dentures are a much more convenient and stable way to replace missing teeth. Read on to learn more about this tooth replacement option.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures use dental implantsrather than adhesive to secure your new smile. An oral surgeon positions the implants in the bone, and in this way they become part and parcel of your jaw just like tooth roots. The implanted posts are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that allows the implant and surrounding bone tissue to bond.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Because dental implants stand in for roots, they have a number of benefits that standard dentures using adhesive do not offer.
First, they will not slip at anytime let alone the most inopportune moment. You can’t say that with denture adhesive.
Also, because dental implants can stand up to strong chewing force, you’ll be able to enjoy a wider variety of foods. Implant-supported dentures are also more comfortable because they are structurally complete, replacing teeth roots and crowns.
And finally, you can throw away that bad tasting denture adhesive if you have implant-supported dentures from an oral surgeon in Chicago.
Are Your Qualified to Have Dental Implants?
Most patients are qualified candidates for dental implants. However, there are a few guidelines.
First, you must be in overall good health to ensure proper recovery after implant surgery.
Next, your oral surgeon will need to make sure that you have enough bone tissue at the implant site. Otherwise, osseointegration—the bonding between bone tissue and the implanted post—is less likely to be successful.
If you’ve been wearing traditional dentures for some time, then bone loss may be a concern. However, that does not mean you can’t have implant-supported dentures. Bone graft surgery can be performed in order to increase bone tissue volume. In addition, there are techniques that will allow the oral surgeon to maximize the available bone.
Are you ready to get rid of your denture adhesive? If so, then call an oral surgeon in Chicagoto schedule a consultation and learn more about implant-supported dentures.
About the Author
Dr. Firas F. Katabi earned his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University and then went on to receive specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Medical Center. Additionally, he is certified by The American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. Dr. Katabi helps patients regain the quality of life they once had with implant-supported dentures at Armitage Oral Surgery and can be reached for more information through his website.