Implant Supported Dentures Dixon, IL
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Our professional team at Featherstone Periodontics has performed over 40,000 dental surgeries and has placed over 12,000 dental implants. You can be confident that you will receive quality care from our team at Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, 629 North Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL. To schedule an appointment for an evaluation to pursue implant supported dentures dixon il, or if you have any other questions concerning the procedure or our clinic policies, please contact us at 815-261-1739.
Implant Supported Dentures in Dixon
Many patients who have standard dentures become frustrated with their limitations, and find them to be to be unstable, inconvenient, and painful. Standard dentures also require a great deal of maintenance and can significantly limit the types of foods patients can enjoy. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology provide patients with more effective, long-lasting solutions. Implant supported dentures are a safe and effective treatment option for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth and/or for patients who are currently dissatisfied with their dentures.
Implant supported dentures provide a more natural feeling and natural looking correction for lost teeth and will restore you back to full functionality, preserve the health of your surrounding teeth, and reduce your risk of developing additional physical or oral health issues. Because they are embedded in your bone, implant supported dentures eliminates slipping. Implant supported dentures can either be removable or fixed into place, and can support various fixed prostheses, ranging from a single crown to All-on-4 dental implants.
What to Expect During the Implant Supported Dentures Process
Prior to performing placement of implant supported dentures, we will conduct an in-depth dental and medical health history review to determine the underlying reason why implant supported dentures are necessary. This process will include an examination of your bite and for any indications of loose teeth, bone loss, TMJ, oral cancer, or signs of periodontal disease.
Once the underlying cause has been identified and it is determined that implant supported dentures are the appropriate treatment option for you, it will be necessary to take diagnostic exams (CT scan and X-Rays) to determine the precise placement of the implant and the number of implants necessary (typically 2 to 6). Once this is determined and the optimal locations are marked, the procedure will begin with administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation. If necessary, this will be followed by the extraction of any teeth that need to be removed. Next, titanium posts are strategically placed in your jawbone. Once these posts are properly positioned, you will need to wait for several months for the posts to fully integrate with jawbone (osseointegration). During this period, temporary dentures will be placed to reduce your risk of developing an infection and allow you to preserve a full, healthy smile.
As soon as the jawbone has fully fused with the dental implant(s), the newly fabricated implant supported denture is placed. This is done with snaps on the back side of the denture tray. They lock on to the titanium post extensions preventing any slippage. Once in place, we will evaluate the overall fit and aesthetic appearance to ensure it matches aesthetically and provides you with optimal functional support. If it is determined that the implant meets these criteria, the implant supported denture process will be complete, and you can begin to enjoy your bright, new, full healthy smile.
Aftercare Following Implant Supported Dentures
Following the surgical placement of your implant supported dentures, it is essential to follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by our team to minimize risks and enjoy a fast recovery.
- To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
- To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time.
- Do not spit, rinse, or use a straw for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours, after which you can resume gentle brushing. You can resume flossing your natural teeth after this period, but do not floss the dental implant. Moving forward, you should consider alternative flossing options for your dental implants, such as interdental brushes or oral irrigation.
- Eat soft foods such as applesauce, yogurt, pudding, or soup for the first two weeks and slowly reintroduce harder foods as the healing process progresses.
- If your dentures are removable, be sure to continue cleaning them daily and maintaining good oral hygiene habits for your remaining teeth.
By following these instructions and continuing to keep your teeth and gums clean, you will enjoy a fast healing process and can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Cost of Implant Supported Dentures Dixon IL
The cost of having implant supported dentures placed will depend on several factors, such as whether dental sedation is used, how many implants are needed, what type of implants are used, how many visits are required to complete the procedure, and your dental insurance plan. At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services, which is why we provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.
If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we do ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We are happy to provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.
Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.
Periodontal Care You Can Trust at Featherstone
At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, 629 North Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL. we provide you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services. This is a team effort to support your efforts to enjoy good periodontal health by identifying any periodontal issues early and then implementing correct and consistent oral health self-care. We offer a number of surgical treatment options for periodontal disease and its associated health and cosmetic impacts, but our primary objective is to provide conservative treatment, avoiding any surgery whenever possible. Please simply call 815-261-1739 to have our team research your options to improve your smile and overall quality of life. Schedule a consult a implant supported dentures dixon il today.