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Dental Services Warrenville – Implant Retained Dentures

What are Implant Retained Dentures?

If you have lost your adult teeth due to age, injury, decay, or disease, it can cause a variety of complications impacting your health–both physical and mental.

Implant retained dentures are a safe and effective choice that can replace your missing teeth. They look and function like natural teeth would, and provide a more secure and comfortable feel than traditional removable dentures due to the fact they are held in position by dental implants.

Dental implants are screws that are placed in your jawbone to help stabilize and secure the dentures, which are attached to the implants. Once implanted, you’ll regain your smile and ability to chew properly and speak clearly.

Implant retained dentures also work to prevent your teeth from shifting, helping to preserve your smile’s appearance.

If you’re searching for dental implants in Wheaton or interested in learning more about implant retained dentures, contact Dr. Bagai at Dupage Dental Smiles today.

What are the Different Types of Dental Implants?

When you’re missing all of your lower teeth, there are several options available when considering implant retained dentures.

Ball Attachment or Locator-Attached Denture

A ball attachment is an implant retained denture solution designed to replace your missing lower teeth. Using as few as two dental implants as anchors, the full set of dentures can be implanted, replacing your full set of teeth.

With the implants in place, you’ll regain natural function because these teeth will not shift in the way traditional dentures do. Unfortunately, some soreness and shifting may still occur, but working with Dr. Bagai and his team at Dupage Dental Smiles can help provide any necessary future adjustments.

Screw-Retained Denture

The screw-retained implanted dentures are widely considered to be the most permanent teeth-replacement option for any person needing a full set of lower dentures.

This type of cosmetic dental implant uses four or more implants in your lower jaw. The dentures are attached with screws, ensuring they are firmly secure in place. Because of this placement style, these dentures cannot be removed for cleaning. Instead, you will only be able to clean around and under your teeth, along the gums. Your team at Dupage Dental Smiles will remove the denture to maintain its quality and cleanliness during regular visits.

This cleaning process may be more difficult or inconvenient for some, but this implant retained denture solution provides a more permanent solution to your problem.

Bar Attachment Denture

This style of denture uses anywhere from two to six implants in your lower jaw to firmly anchor the set of dentures into its place. Once the anchors have been set, a custom-fitted support bar is attached and the teeth are snapped into place using retention clips.

Also called an “overdenture,” the bar attachment denture will hold your new teeth securely in place, allowing very little shifting or movement when you eat or speak.

The bar attachment denture is removable for cleaning.

Upper Teeth Implant Retained Dentures

The bones in your upper jaw are different from the ones in the lower jaw, but that doesn’t change your ability to receive implant retained dentures if you’re missing your upper teeth.

In some cases, implant retained dentures can be strategically placed to eliminate the need for the appliance to fully cover the roof of your mouth. Having this done will allow you a better experience with your new teeth, providing a more natural feeling when eating and speaking.

Dentures implanted in your upper jaw are similar to those in your lower jaw where they are less likely to shift, and can still be removed for cleaning and maintenance.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bagai at Dupage Dental Smiles in Warrenville, IL to learn more about your options with implant retained dentures.

Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures

  • Better Stability. Less likely to shift in your mouth while eating or become ill-fitting.
  • Better Eating Ability. A stronger bite allows better chewing ability.
  • Gum & Jawbone Preservation. Preserve the mouth’s structure and prevent additional bone loss.
  • More Comfort. Less friction on the gum tissue compared to traditional dentures.
  • Natural Appearance. Customized to fit the natural look of your face and smile.

Get in contact with Dr. Bagai today to learn more about implant retained dentures and other professional dental services.

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