All-on-6 dental implants for denture wearers in Vernon Hills
Most people understand that just because something has been done a certain way for a long time doesn’t mean that there is no better way to accomplish the same goal. Cars have replaced horse-and-buggy vehicles, tractors have replaced horse-powered plows, vinyl records transformed to eight-track tapes, then to cassette tapes, and then to CDs – and now most of us listen to music files downloaded from the internet. In just about every field, advances in technology and materials have led to innovative discoveries. In dentistry, the most outstanding improvement could just be the way tooth replacement is approached.
Though the earliest dentures can be traced back to 700 B.C., dentures made from ivory and porcelain became popular in the 1700s. Some people like to say that our first president, George Washington, wore dentures made of wood. The truth is dentures of this period were crafted from a combination of horse and donkey teeth, as well as bone, inserted into an ivory base. At the time, porcelain dentures were unconvincing due to the bright white color. These models were also prone to chips.
Since the 1700s, dentures have remained the most common form of total tooth replacement. In fact, even the development of dental implants didn’t slow the production of the tried and true denture appliance. As we have continued to progress, data shows the overall success of dental implant treatment, as well as the superiority of such treatment overdentures, and more people are experiencing the ultimate in comfort and stability after tooth loss.
One of the beautiful things about dental implants is that treatment can be tailored to meet the unique needs of various people. Although implants are solitary units placed into the jaw, designed to hold individual tooth replacements, there are more options than ever for the successful treatment of tooth loss. Many of our patients have discovered the vast difference that comes from replacing their old denture appliance with All on 6 dental implants in our Vernon Hills office.
All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants combine the best of both worlds for patients who would otherwise require full dentures. Through the strategic placement of the specified number of dental implants, your dentist can lay a solid foundation on which a custom-made denture appliance can sit. Rather than rely on denture adhesive to keep dentures in place, you can know that your dentures will remain stable, affixed to now-permanent posts situated in the healthy jawbone.
Thanks to innovative discoveries, smiles can now be restored to their most natural state, even after all teeth have been lost or removed. Contact SmileMoreToday to learn more about your options for tooth replacement.