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Implant-Retained Dentures – Norridge, IL

Implants Can Make Your Dentures Feel New Again

Millions of Americans have successfully used dentures to restore their smile after tooth loss, but they aren’t without drawbacks. Even high-quality dentures that look and feel great initially are likely to become loose or ill-fitting over time. This can seriously impact your quality of life and make everything from socializing with friends to enjoying a meal more difficult. At Royal Dental Care, we have a fantastic way to improve these issues: implant-retained dentures. If you want better function and more confidence from your dentures, give us a call today to schedule a consultation!

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

Image of a lower denture being attached to implants

Traditional dentures are held in place with suction and adhesive, while implant-retained dentures are more securely held in place with dental implants. One option is a removable implant denture. As the name implies, you can remove it and put it back in yourself.

A fixed implant denture is “bolted” into place and must be removed in our office. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each and which one is right for you during a consultation.

Is an Implant-Retained Denture Right For You?

Man with dentures smiling

Since everyone’s needs are different, we look at several different factors to make sure an implant denture is right for you. During a consultation, we’ll evaluate all of the following so we can recommend the best treatment plan for your needs:

  • The bone density in your jaws
  • Lifestyle choices such as tobacco use
  • Gum health
  • Oral hygiene habits
  • Medical and dental history
  • Current medications

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Lower denture being attached to implants

The procedure for getting dental implants in Norridge is done in phases:

  • First, we’ll do any dental work that’s necessary beforehand such as extractions or bone grafts.
  • For the first part of the procedure itself, you’ll have a small, in-office surgery to have the implants placed in your jaw. Oftentimes, just 2-6 implants are needed per arch.
  • The implants are then given several months to integrate, or fuse, with the surrounding jawbone. During this time, we can make a temporary denture you can use until your permanent one is made.
  • The final phase is coming back to get your permanent denture. At this visit, we’ll make sure everything has healed properly and that your new denture feels great.

Benefits Of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Smiling woman with dentures

By using dental implants in Schaumburg to anchor your dentures, we can give you all the advantages of a full denture along with the strength and support of implants. Here are some of the benefits you can expect: 

  • Your denture won’t shift or “slip” during meals, so you’ll have the chewing power and stability you need to comfortably eat your favorite foods.
  • When a denture is held in place with implants, you’ll need little to no dental adhesive.
  • Your dentures will fit better and stay that way much longer, so they won’t need costly adjustments nearly as often.

At Royal Dental Care, we’re thrilled to use dental implants to improve our patients’ quality of life and help them get the most out of their dentures. Wondering if implant-retained dentures are right for you? Don’t hesitate to give our office a call!