Lincoln Park Restorative Dentist Discusses Attributes Of Dental Implants and Dentures

Written by Dr. Szurgot on Sep 6, 2016

There are many factors to take into account when choosing between tooth replacement options. Our Lincoln Park dentists are here to help you pick the right solution for you, as an individual. To help you get started we’ve put together this concise overview of commonly used tooth replacement treatments.

Traditional dentures

Dentures are probably the most well-known dental prosthetic on the market today. Dentures are used to replace consecutive missing teeth. The base of the denture is molded to fit securely over the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue. The upper portion of the denture is made to look like real teeth. People choose dentures because they are more affordable than other treatments, and because a denture can replace a full upper arch all at once.

All-on-four

This treatment makes dentures more permanent and stable. Using state-of-the-art technology, our dentist attaches the denture to dental implant roots, which have been inserted into the jawbone in structurally beneficial spots. Once the denture is attached to the implant roots, the prosthetic stays in place permanently; as you would imagine, this treatment greatly improves the stability and utility of the denture.

Dental implant

With all-on-four treatment our team anchors an entire denture with just a few titanium implant roots. Alternatively, you can use stand-alone dental implants to replace individual teeth. Our dentist will implant a titanium root in place of each missing tooth, and then attach natural looking restorations on top of these roots. This is the one tooth replacement option that most closely mimics a natural tooth.

Depending on the current state of your smile, you may achieve your dental goals with just one of these options; alternatively, you may choose to combine restorative treatments in order to rebuild your smile. The easiest way to get started is to call our Lincoln Park dentists and schedule a personal consultation!