Implant-Supported Dentures & Restoration

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What are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures involve a series of implants that are placed to hold the denture securely in your mouth, solving problems like slipping and discomfort. In order to eliminate these problems, we can place several implants and make an over denture that snaps into place over them. This innovative solution eliminates the need for creams, gels, and adhesive strips that you may have relied on for years, providing you with a comfortable and natural-looking smile.

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What is Dental Implant Restoration?

A dental implant is specifically designed to replace one or more singular teeth within your mouth. Implants are often made of titanium that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over time, the implant itself will fuse with the bone, becoming a solid and stable part of your smile. After referral to an oral surgeon, who will complete the implant, we can then place single crowns, bridges, or even full dentures over the freshly healed implants.

Which Do I Need?

If you have an ill-fitting denture (due to weight gain, weight loss, aging, etc.), and you're constantly using strips and adhesive gels to keep your denture in place, implant-supported dentures are ideal because the implants themselves are permanent, so you won't need to worry about replacing them over time.

To determine your candidacy for implant-supported dentures, we'll assess your mouth and existing dentures. Bone loss can affect implant success, so we may recommend bone grafting before placing implants.

Dental implant restoration is often needed if you're missing one or more of your natural teeth. Missing teeth can make it difficult for you to eat, chew, and even speak. Fortunately, dental implants can replace what you're lacking so that your smile and quality of life are improved.

Dental implants work best for patients who have solid, healthy bone in the area where the titanium posts will be placed. If you suffer from bone loss or have low-lying sinuses, we may recommend either a bone grafting or sinus lift as a way to successfully place the implants.

What Happens During the Process?

If you're eligible for implant-supported dentures, we start by offering sedation or anesthetic, which we'll discuss during your consultation. We then make precise incisions in your gums, inserting long, slim implants deep into your jawbone. The healing process typically takes three to six months, varying based on your individual healing capacity. Next, we craft a snap-on over denture using impressions for secure attachment to the new implants.

If you’re eligible for dental implant restoration, the process begins with either an anesthetic or sedative to help you relax during the surgery. An oral surgeon makes an incision in the gums, creates a small hole in the jawbone, and inserts a titanium implant post. You’ll come in regularly for checkups. Over three to six months, the implant fuses with the jawbone through osseointegration. After that, we can attach a crown, bridge, or denture.

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