If you are in need of replacement teeth for your smile, you have almost certainly considered dentures. Dentures are the time-tested approach to replacing full arches of teeth. Dr. Steve Johnson, who assists Dr. Brar and Dr. Bram in creating beautiful dentures in South Elgin, IL, will help you navigate the world of denture options and find the one that will fit your needs. We can help you get a great smile using artistry and technology, we can help you attain a great smile and regain lip and facial support.
For more than 25 years, I've been focused on these cosmetic dentures. I love doing dentures. It's the whole aspect of meeting new people, hearing their story, and then trying to help them have something that can give them back their personality and their life. A lot of them have been struggling with where they've been, to the point when I get to seeing them.
They always like the fact that this is what I do, is that I'm focused on, this one area. I went for all kinds of training over the years to get better and better at that and I've done over 5,000 dentures, so by taking the time and using the techniques that we have available to us, we can achieve more than what they've experienced up to then, and that's something that is exciting to them and is exciting to me.
Lifelike replacement teeth
Full dentures are a full arch of replacement teeth that are mounted on a polymer base. Our dentures give you the look of real teeth and gums, so you can have a full smile even after losing your natural teeth. We have multiple options available.
Your Denture Options
Cosmetic Lift Denture – After you lose your teeth, you will experience loss of mass in your jawbone. This can give your face a sunken look and age you prematurely. Unlike an traditional denture, cosmetic lift dentures can restore your appearance by adding back the mass you lost. This gives you the full, healthy appearance you once had, almost like a facelift but without the surgery.
Implant-Retained Denture – For this denture, you will first have dental implants placed with ball attachments on top of them. These balls fit into matching parts built into the base of your denture. With the help of dental implants, you get a stable feel and dentures that stay put.
Dr. Johnson, actually, he’s one of those, as I would describe it, more of a perfectionist. I mean, he's one of those guys that, from a detail standpoint, goes all the way down to making sure that the color of the enamel is matching up tooth-to-tooth, making sure that any type of crown or work that he does is really perfect. As far as I'm concerned, I would recommend Dr. Johnson for just about anybody that has any bridge work, crown work, any of that, obviously, that would need to be done.
When you find someone that is as detailed and is willing to put forth the effort to get everything perfect for you, to me, distance doesn't even come into play. Whether it's an hour, hour-and-a-half drive, I would rather go somewhere where I knew the work was going to be done correctly, versus a shorter drive in which I turned around and ended up in a scenario where maybe I'm not 100% happy with what my experience was. Now I have to go fix it.
I'm in the fitness business, so I sell a lot of high-end product. You get what you pay for, and it's one of those things that I see. In anything in life, you get what you pay for. I'm willing to pay a little bit more. I'm willing to drive a little bit further to be able to have a good experience from beginning to end.
Implant-Supported Denture – Like the implant-retained denture, this option uses dental implants. Instead of balls holding your denture in place, however, a bar runs along your implants. The denture clips onto the bar to remain stable inside your smile.
Removable dentures vs. dental implants
Dental implants and dentures are not the same, so one is not always better or worse than the other. They can actually be used together to give you new and better ways to solve your tooth replacement needs.