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How Implant Supported Dentures Work

If you are considering replacing your damaged or missing teeth or want more security with your dentures, you can rely on Dr. Christopher Hughes for expert care at Hughes Dental Arts Centre. We offer dental implants in Herrin, IL, to complete your smile.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Due to advancements in dentistry, we can now use replacements for regular teeth that combine the permanence of implants with the affordability of dentures.  Instead of focusing on one tooth at a time, your dentist can use a few dental implants to support a full or partial denture. Say goodbye to dentures that you have to constantly remove at night.

How Does the Procedure Work?

After using cutting-edge digital X-ray technology to quickly analyze the health of your jaw bone, we will check to see if you are a good candidate for implant surgery. If the X-rays reveal significant bone loss, your dentist may need to perform bone grafting to ensure that your implants will have a strong foundation. Your implants are placed in Herrin, IL, at strategic spots along the jawbone. Five or six implants are typically needed. Once the implants are set in place, we can snap your custom dentures over the implant. Your new dentures will be permanently fixed in place so they don't shift when you eat or speak the way traditional dentures do.

Why Should I Get Implant-Supported Dentures?

  • Implant-Supported dentures look and feel like natural teeth.
  • After successful implant surgery, you will be able to expand your diet again. With a stronger bite, you can once again enjoy more types of food such as crunchy fruits and vegetables. As a result, you can improve your nutrition and overall health.
  • Since you won't have to keep inserting or removing dentures, you should also experience decreased gum irritation.

How Should I Care For My Implant-Supported Dentures?

Your new implant-supported dentures are easy to clean. All you have to do is use a soft-bristle toothbrush to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. Don't skip your regular dental visits just because you have replacement teeth. You still need to practice good oral hygiene and visit our office for regular examinations and professional teeth cleaning.

If you want to learn more about implanted dentures in Herrin, IL, contact Dr. Christopher Hughes of Hughes Dental Arts Centre at (618) 205-9739 for your initial consultation today.

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Hughes Dental Arts Centre

504 Rushing Drive

Herrin, IL 62948

(618) 993-3100