We live in a world where dental technology is constantly advancing and improving. Take treating tooth loss, for instance. When once we could only place traditional dentures to replace your missing teeth, now our Herrin, IL, dentist Dr. Christopher Hughes can place dental implants to provide a stable foundation to support a denture.
What is an implant supported denture?
This restorative dentistry procedure gives patients the opportunity to replace an entire row of missing teeth by placing dental implants along the arches of the jawbone. Implant supported dentures make it possible for patients to get a full smile back. Usually, 5 or 6 implants will be placed to support the denture.
What are the benefits of getting dental implants?
There are several advantages to getting dental implants from our Herrin, IL, general dentist. Some of these benefits include:
- Restoring your smile
- Getting a restoration that won’t shift or move around in your mouth
- Having a full smile again that functions just like real teeth
Many patients are amazed by just how much dental implants feel and look just like a real tooth. They stay in place and provide a long-term foundation from which to support a full set of dentures or individual dental crowns. Enjoy eating all of your favorite foods or talking with confidence, as your teeth will stay firmly in place thanks to the strong bond between the implant and the jawbone.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are missing an entire row of teeth then you could be an ideal candidate for an implant supported denture. In order to determine your candidacy, you will need to come in for an evaluation.
During the consultation process, we will take x-rays of your jaw to make sure that your jawbone is strong enough to support implants. After all, a common complication of tooth loss is bone loss.
Are you interested in learning more about dental implants and how it can restore your smile after tooth loss? If so, call Hughes Dental Arts Centre in Herrin, IL, today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Hughes We want you to feel confident in your smile again.