Michele Shely Horton, DDS

Ellena Kontos Vranas, DDS

Implant Retained Dentures - Horton & Vranas D.D.S. St. Charles, IL
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
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Implant Retained Dentures St. Charles IL

Replacing missing teeth with implant retained dentures

Usually, when you lose a tooth, it is best for your health to have it replaced. Missing teeth can affect your bite as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. And of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance. The following information reviews replacing missing teeth with an implant retained denture.

Although many patients have no problem wearing an upper denture, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth.

What if I’m missing all of my lower teeth?

Ball Attachment Denture

One option is to have two or three implants placed in your lower jaw and a denture made that snaps onto these implants. This option allows your lower denture to be more stable while chewing than without implants. However, there will still be movement of your lower denture, and sore spots will occur if any food particles, especially seeds, are caught under it. As with all removable replacement teeth, you still will need periodic appointments for cleaning and evaluation.

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1. Before
2. Implants Placed
2. Implants Placed
3. Denture Attached
3. Denture Attached

Lower Screw Retained Denture

Another option involves placing four or more implants in your jaw and attaching a permanent restoration. Your new teeth are held in place by screws or clasps that secure it to the support posts or bar. It doesn’t touch the gum tissue, which allows you to clean under them without removing it. This restoration will replace all your missing lower teeth and will not be removed except at maintenance visits. Although cleaning under these teeth without removing them is is more time consuming and requires more dexterity, many patients who want a permanent restoration prefer this option.

1. Before
1. Before
2. Implants Placed
2. Implants Placed
3. Denture Attached
3. Denture Attached
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Implant Retained Upper Denture

Depending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will feel more natural. You will still have a removable denture, which makes cleaning the support bar and denture much easier.

Upper screw-retained denture

Another option involves placing five or more implants in your jaw and attaching a permanent restoration. Your new teeth are held in place by screws or clasps that secure it to the support posts or bar. It doesn’t touch the gum tissue, which allows you to clean under them without removing it. This restoration will replace all your missing upper teeth and will not be removed except at maintenance visits. Although cleaning under these teeth without removing them is is more time consuming and requires more dexterity, many patients who want a permanent restoration prefer this option.

Implant benefits

  • Improved confidence
  • Stability during eating
  • Bone and gum preservation

  • Improved dental hygiene
  • Superior esthetics
  • Nutritional benefits

Call today to schedule an appointment with Drs. Horton or Vranas at our St. Charles office phone number

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St. Charles, IL 60175
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