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A secure denture solution

As opposed to traditional dentures, which rest on top of the gums and are removed nightly, implant supported dentures are firmly attached to your mouth using dental implants. Because they can come loose and slip around in the mouth, dentures can cause embarrassing social situations; dentures that are supported by implants offer the benefit of enhanced stability. Traditional dentures are notoriously cumbersome and can also complicate chewing or affect your speech. Since implant supported dentures are snapped into place using the implant for reinforcement, your dentures will feel more secure, allowing you to smile with confidence without fussing over adhesives or denture paste. Dr. Michael Marcus, a Chicago Loop area dentist, offers dental implants and denture treatments at the bustling downtown practice.

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Types of Implant Supported Dentures

There are two types of implant supported dentures: bar retained dentures and ball retained dentures.

  • Bar-Retained Dentures — A bar-retained denture requires at least three or more implants surgically placed in the gums. The denture is clipped to a metal bar that runs along the gum line. Many patients report experiencing increased stability and less discomfort and rubbing than with traditional dentures.
  • Ball-Retained Dentures — Also known as stud-attachment dentures, ball-retained dentures use a ball-and-socket design to attach the dentures to implants in the gums. In this type of dentures supported by implants, Dr. Marcus fits the denture with sockets and places a ball on top of the implants. The denture and implants are snapped together in the sections where they meet. Ball-retained dentures are considered to be especially secure and are appropriate for an open upper jaw denture. These implant supported dentures are less inclined to slide or move inside the mouth, allowing you to partake in your favorite foods, speak more clearly, and enjoy a better quality of life.

If you are interested in learning more about implant supported dentures, please call Dr. Marcus’s office at 312-263-6898 to request a consultation.

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312-263-6898

111 N WABASH AVE #2103
CHICAGO IL 60602

Practice Hours

Monday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday.............................. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday.............................. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday.............................. Closed
Sunday.............................. Closed

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