Implant Supported Dentures

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Implant-Supported Dentures: The Superior Solution for Complete Dental Restoration

If you are missing most or all of your teeth and are looking for a more stable and comfortable solution than traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures might be the perfect choice for you. Unlike regular dentures that rest on the gums, implant-supported dentures are anchored to the jawbone with dental implants, providing a secure fit and more natural feel.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a type of overdenture attached to and supported by implants. A regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants, while an implant-supported denture snaps onto several implants, ensuring stability and reducing bone loss.

Structure of Implant-Supported Dentures:

  1. The Implants: These are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing.
  2. The Abutment: Connectors placed on the implants to secure the denture.
  3. The Denture: A custom-made set of artificial teeth that attaches to the abutments. These can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
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Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures:

  • Improved Stability and Comfort: Because these dentures are anchored to implants, they do not slip or shift, offering you greater comfort and stability when eating and speaking.
  • Enhanced Oral Health: Implant-supported dentures stimulate the jawbone, preventing the bone loss that typically occurs with the loss of teeth. This stimulation helps maintain the structure of your face.
  • Better Functionality: With a secure fit, you can eat and speak more naturally than with traditional dentures.
  • Aesthetic Benefits: These dentures look more natural and can be designed to enhance your smile and facial structure.
  • Long-Term Durability: Implants are a durable solution, often lasting a lifetime with proper care, making this a cost-effective option in the long run.

Are You a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

You may be an ideal candidate for implant-supported dentures if you:

  • Have lost most or all of your teeth.
  • Have enough bone density to support implants or are suitable for a bone graft.
  • Do not have health conditions that impair bone healing.
  • Are seeking a more permanent, stable solution than traditional dentures.
  • Wish to improve your ability to chew and speak clearly.

The Procedure: What to Expect

The process of getting implant-supported dentures typically involves several steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Includes a comprehensive dental exam, discussion of your treatment goals, and planning your individualized treatment.
  2. Implant Placement: Surgical placement of the titanium implants into your jawbone. This is usually done under local anesthesia or sedation.
  3. Healing Period: The implants will integrate with the bone in a process called osseointegration, which can take a few months.
  4. Denture Fabrication: While the implants heal, your custom dentures are made to match the natural appearance of your teeth.
  5. Denture Fitting: Once the implants have bonded with the jawbone, the dentures are fitted and adjusted for comfort and function.

Caring for Your Implant-Supported Dentures

Caring for implant-supported dentures involves:

  • Daily Cleaning: Brush and rinse your dentures daily, but not with toothpaste, as it can be abrasive. Use a soft-bristle brush and a non-abrasive cleanser.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings to ensure the health of your implants and dentures.
  • Proper Maintenance: Remove your dentures at night and soak them in a cleansing solution to maintain their shape and cleanliness.

Why Choose Smile Design Team for Your Implant-Supported Dentures?

At Smile Design Team, we are committed to providing our patients with high-quality dental solutions tailored to their needs. Our experienced dental professionals use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your implant-supported dentures are comfortable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

Discover how implant-supported dentures can transform your smile and your life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or visit our clinic for more information. Let the Smile Design Team help you achieve the smile you deserve!