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Implant-Retained Dentures – Skokie, IL

Strong, Stable Dentures With the Help of Implants

At North Shore Family Dentistry, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Wulfsohn believe that everyone deserves to have a smile they feel good about. Sadly, many people don’t think that’s possible after tooth loss, but implant-retained dentures are one solution that changes their mind. By using dental implants in Skokie to stabilize a denture, you get a smile that looks and feels more natural and enjoy benefits that a traditional appliance simply can’t provide. If you’d like to improve your dentures, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

3D model of an implant, abutment and crown

Implant-retained dentures essentially look the same as traditional dentures in Skokie, but function somewhat differently. With adaptors that fit into dental implants, implant dentures have a much more secure foundation and doen’t rely on denture adhesive or suction to stay in place. The implants take the place of the roots of your missing teeth and, in most cases, just 2-8 are needed per arch.

Am I a Candidate For Implant-Retained Dentures?

Digital image of a lower denture being attached to implants

Implants work for many people, but Dr. Schwartz will start with a thorough consultation to evaluate the following factors before making a recommendation:

  • Your general health and dental history
  • Your oral hygiene habits
  • Whether you use tobacco or not (smoking decreases the success rate of implants)
  • To assess whether you have enough jawbone density to support implants, we’ll also take images of your jaws.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Woman smiling after getting implant dentures

For the implant surgery itself, we partner with outstanding specialists in the area to make sure you get the best quality care possible. After you’ve had your procedure to place the implants in your jaw, we’ll create a temporary denture that you can use for the next 2-6 months while your implants osseointegrate, or fuse, with the surrounding jawbone. Then you’ll return here for a final visit so we can deliver your new permanent implant denture.

Benefits Of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

A lower denture being attached to implants

As a dentist in Skokie with over 30 years of experience, we’ve seen firsthand how many benefits there are to combining dentures and implants. Here are just some of the advantages:

  • More self-confidence (and no “slips” during meals or conversations)
  • A dramatically improved fit and feel
  • Implants preserve your jawbone and facial structure
  • Dental adhesive is reduced or eliminated
  • Your dentures will last longer

Implant dentures make a huge difference in the way your dentures work and improve your oral health and quality of life at the same time. If you’d like to know more about how implants can help you, call us today to schedule a consultation!