Implant Supported Dentures Specialist

Montrose Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Ravenswood, Lakeview, Chicago, IL

When you think of dentures, the words “uncomfortable” or “ill-fitting” may come to mind. If you need dentures to replace missing teeth, the highly skilled dentists at Montrose Dental Group in the Ravenswood and Lakeview area of Chicago, want you to know there’s a better alternative to loose or ill-fitting dentures with the advanced technology of implant dentures. The experienced team offers standard implant dentures as well as state-of-the-art All-on-4® dental implants for immediate function and aesthetics. Call the office to learn about implant denture options.

Implant Dentures Q & A

Montrose Dental Group

What are implant dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are false teeth that attach to dental implants. Whereas traditional dentures simply rest on your gums, implant dentures are supported by dental implants directly in your jaw bone. Your dentures snap into place using the implants for a stronghold and more secure fit than “floating” dentures.

The team at Montrose Dental Group offers standard implant-supported dentures as well as the innovative All-on-4 implant denture system. This advanced denture treatment provides you with a fixed, full-arch prosthesis that’s secured to just four dental implants. You get immediate function and long-lasting, comfortable dentures.

How does the All-on-4 implant dental system work?

With All-on-4 implant dentures, your full set of upper or lower dentures stays securely in place with just four implants in your upper and/or lower jawbone. Dental implants are small titanium screws that act as the artificial “roots” for your new dentures. Once these posts are in place, your dentist Montrose Dental Group attaches a crown to provide an artificial tooth that functions and looks like the surrounding natural teeth.

With All-on-4 implant dentures, instead of using individual screws and crowns for every single missing tooth, your dentist places just four posts into your jawbone and secures the entire set of dentures to those four posts. The result is a beautiful and permanent set of dentures that look and feel like your real teeth.

In many cases, the dental team can surgically implant the four metal posts and you can leave the office the same day with a full set of functioning teeth. As your mouth heals from the new implants, and they fuse to your jawbone, you return to Montrose Dental Group to replace your temporary dentures with your new, custom-made smile.

What are the advantages of All-on-4 implant dentures?

The All-on-4 denture treatment has several advantages, including:

  • Fully functioning teeth in one appointment
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Comfortable, well-fitting dentures
  • Aesthetically attractive, natural-looking dentures
  • No bone grafting necessary for the implants
  • Worry-free eating and talking, since your new dentures won’t slip out of place
  • Preserved facial structure

 

Missing teeth do more than make it hard to chew or talk naturally — they also lead to oral health problems if you don’t replace them.

If you’re missing several teeth, and you’re considering dentures, make an appointment with the exceptionally skilled dental team at Montrose Dental Group to learn if implant dentures are right for you. Call the office today.