Dentures & Partials An Overview
Dentures provide a great solution for the replacement of a full arch of missing teeth, which can make chewing and speaking extremely difficult. They can improve your quality of life by restoring confidence, function, and strength to your smile. Infinity Dental of Fox Lake designs dentures that look extremely natural and fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.
Dr. Prendergast also places all types of dental implants including implant-supported dentures and All On Four. He works with you on an individual basis to determine the most suitable solution for your needs and give you back a natural-looking smile.
Full dentures replace all upper or lower teeth and can be fixed or removable. Fixed dentures are secured by dental implants and have very little chance of slippage. With the All On Four procedure, as few as four dental implants may be needed to secure the denture in place, greatly increasing the success rate and satisfaction of the denture.
Implant dentures offer a number of benefits compared to removable dentures including:
- Better retention, no chance of slippage
- Improved health of bone and gums
- Ability to eat without restrictions
- No adhesives needed
- More natural look and feel
Implant-supported dentures are the most highly-recommended denture solution. We can use as few as four implants to support your denture, but more can be used. However, not every patient is eligible. You’ll have to have a certain amount of healthy jawbone structure to support the implants. But since only four are needed, more patients are eligible than would be for full implants.
Implant dentures require less maintenance and upkeep. No adhesives are needed, so you don’t need to worry about taking dentures out and thoroughly cleaning them. No removal means no special soaks to clean them either. Simply brush and floss like you normally would and continue with regular dentist visits.
With traditional dentures, your bone continues to deteriorate. Over time, you’ll have to reline or replace your dentures as the bone changes, sometimes multiple times. This isn’t a worry with implant dentures. Implants help to stop the bone from deteriorating, so the fit of them won’t change over time.