Are you considering your treatment options for dentures? If so, we strongly encourage you to investigate implant-supported dentures as a possible intervention. Implant dentures outperform conventional appliances in a number of important ways.
When you consult with an implant dentist, you can also learn more about what to expect from the treatment process, which will be helpful in making your decision.
Why should I get implant supported dentures?
Dental implants are a significant upgrade over previous prosthetics because they offer patients a structurally complete option for tooth replacement. We may take the roots of our teeth for granted, but they perform important jobs in our smile.
Not only do the roots of our teeth support the crowns, they also anchor the jawbone, preventing the erosion of bone tissue that is a consequence of tooth loss. Because the jawbone remains constant, implant-supported appliances fit more consistently over time.
Improved jawbone stability is just one benefit associated with implant dentures. The others include:
- More secure appliance
- Improved chewing function
- Better comfort
- More convenient maintenance
This list is far from complete, so ask your implant dentist if there are any specific aspects of implant dentures that are particularly important for you.
What is involved in the implant supported dentures treatment process?
The dental implants are inserted into the patient’s jaw in a surgical procedure. Depending on the technique being used, as few as four dental implants can be placed to support a denture. In such cases, the dental implant placement can be completed in a single appointment.
Sometimes, the patient may be able to be fitted with a temporary denture immediately after the dental implants are placed. The patient will get their permanent denture after osseointegration is complete.
It’s also important to recognize that patients must have adequate bone tissue at the implant site for osseointegration to be completed successfully. Your dentist will assess the quality of your bone tissue to make sure that your dental implants won’t be at risk for premature failure.
Implant dentures can restore a complete smile that is both beautiful and functional. If you’d like to learn more about this treatment option and find out whether it might be a good fit for you, schedule an evaluation at our office.