Dentures have come a very long way since the days of plastic teeth that sit in a glass on the nightstand. Today, your dentures are designed to really go the distance, providing you with years of comfort, durability, and style.
By far, the factor that has had the greatest influence on the transition of the conventional denture is the dental implant. The evolution of Chicago surgical arts and the All-on-4 procedure, in which four dental implants can serve as a secure foundation for an upper or lower bridge, has eliminated the “need for the old glass on the nightstand” stereotype.
In fact, these modern versions won’t spend even a single night in a glass of water. They are designed to stay in the mouth 24 hours a day, just like real teeth should. But, strength and stability are only two advantages to this system for permanent tooth replacement. These teeth also look fantastic.
You can expect natural and attractive results because your new teeth will be customized expressly for you and anchored right down into the gumline and jawbone to mimic real teeth. Often times, traditional dentures are easy to spot because they seem to move or float on top of the gums as you eat and speak. Their clicking sounds and bulky contours are tough to disguise, and they do little to prevent the deterioration of the jawbone.
After years of living with a traditional denture, you may find that your teeth no longer look natural, and the structure of your facial profile has changed as well. You can expect to experience quite the opposite with the All-on-4 dental implant technique. Your custom teeth will be selected individually for a natural look, and your denture will continue to provide enough stimulation to prevent the loss of volume in your jawbone.
The dynamic combination of dental implants and dentures is sure to provide you with the natural look that you desire. Find out if this technique is appropriate for you by contacting the ORA office of Dr. Steven Koos at 312-328-9000 today.