Replace a tooth with a dental implant with a Dolton, IL dentist
When patients are missing a single tooth or an entire dental arch of teeth, Dolton, IL dentist, Dr. Dean Dietrich, will work with them to determine the best way to replace their teeth. There are several ways to achieve a restored smile. They include:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
It is important for patients to work closely with their dentist to decide which solution is most appropriate for their specific needs. For patients who want the best in replacing an entire arch of teeth, implant-supported dentures may be desired.
What is an implant-supported denture?
Implant-supported dentures are full dentures that are made to snap into place over a few dental implants along the arch. Most patients will benefit from four implants for optimum stability. These implants are placed during a separate oral surgery procedure. Implant-supported dentures eliminate the need for denture adhesives and the embarrassment often experienced with traditional dentures that may slip or come off the gum line during the most inopportune moments!
Who is a good candidate for implant-supported dentures?
The best candidate for this type of restoration is a patient who has sufficient bone in the jaw. Implants rely on the bone to ensure they are stable and secure, and to support bone growth. Without enough bone, implants may not be successful. Dr. Dietrich ensures patients are fully evaluated before they move forward with this tooth replacement option. A consultation visit at Pleasant Dental® is the first step in learning more!
Book a consultation appointment today
Dr. Dean Dietrich and the skilled team of Pleasant Dental® is available for Dolton, IL area patients who are interested in replacing one or more teeth. Call (708) 576-1900 today to schedule an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 609 E. Sibley Boulevard 147th.
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