Dental Implants Vs Dentures
Kopp Dental & Associates is a dental practice located in Elmhurst Il that provides the highest quality dental implants in the Chicago area. If you have ill-fitting dentures, cracked teeth, bone loss, or are missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implant procedures such as the ALL on 4 or “teeth in a day” procedure.
Dr. Kevin Kopp is a board certified prosthodontist that handles the toughest implant procedures not only in Illinois, but also the United states. The reason patients want the procedure done at Kopp Dental is the attention to detail and the personalized care that everyone receives. All of Kopp Dental’s services are done in a relaxing and warm environment with flexible day and evening appointments available.
The patient is always their primary concern and the practice promotes that good oral health is a reflection of overall health. Whether it’s regular dental hygiene maintenance and checkups, or cosmetic and dental implant work, Kopp Dental is sure to provide you with all your options and concerns through a one on one consultation with a board certified prosthodontist.
Kopp Dental specializes in cosmetic dentistry with an emphasis on dental implant procedures such as the All On 4. Dental implant surgery is a very effective way to replace missing teeth quickly and provide a comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. The reason the ALL On 4 implant procedure is trending so much right now is that the procedure is able to be done in a day, thus referring to the coined term “Teeth In A Day”.
Regular Dentures Vs All on 4 Implants
The ALL On 4 dental implant procedure has many benefits over dentures that include:
Preserve Bone Loss – dental implants including All on 4 help preserve the bone in your jaw because they are permanent and fixed. Dentures on the other hand can accelerate the bone loss because the actual denture sits on the gum and doesn’t always have a tight fit. If you have ill fitted or loose fitted dentures you are more at risk for bone loss.
More comfortable: dental implants are permanent instead of the restoration sitting on top of the gums. Rubbing can ensue with a conventional denture and you could be in a lot of pain
Eat what you want: Denture wearers need to avoid certain foods that are difficult or nearly impossible to eat because they are too hard or crunchy and could damage the denture. Dental implants are strong enough to withstand these forces, allowing you to eat a more healthy and varied diet and enjoy increased bite strength.
Increase your self confidence: Once you have the dental implant procedure done, you won’t have to worry about your dentures moving around while speaking in public or worry about the embarrassment of them falling out or slipping out of position.
Improve your smile: If you ever experience bone loss from loss of teeth, periodontal disease or dentures, the jaw line and contour of your cheek will be compromised causing sinking while making you look much older than you really are. The All On 4 dental implant procedure is meant to replace any lost height between your upper and lower jaw. This also will help support your cheeks and lips.
Types of Dental Implants
Most dental implants are made of titanium metal and are a safe way to effectively replace the tooth root which is the very foundation of your tooth. The goal of the dental implant is to create a sturdy and permanent space for your jawbone to fuse or integrate with and to create a natural looking smile while preserving your bone.
Endosteal implants are placed in the jawbone. Typically shaped like small screws, cylinders or plates, they are the most commonly used type of implant.
Dental implants also come in different sizes and heights, including standard and narrow. If you are curious to find out if you might be a candidate, Kopp Dental offers All On 4 dental implant seminars throughout the year, or you could come in and do a one on one consultation with one of our experts.
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