Are you looking for a more stable and comfortable tooth replacement option than traditional dentures? Implant-supported dentures might be the right choice for you.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are dental restorations that offer a stable and secure solution for individuals with multiple missing teeth.
Unlike traditional removable dentures, implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. These implants serve as sturdy support for the dentures, providing enhanced stability and preventing slippage or movement while eating or speaking.
How Does the Process for Implant-Supported Dentures Work?
The process of getting implant-supported dentures involves several key steps that ensure a successful and comfortable outcome.
Your implant dentist will examine your medical history, perform a physical examination, and take x-rays. They can also address any concerns or questions you may have.
If you both agree that a fixed implant-supported bridge is the best course of action, an appointment is made.
First, remaining teeth are removed, and then dental implants are placed. You have the option to remain awake or be put to sleep (Sleep Dentistry).
Typically, 4 to 6 dental implants are recommended in the upper jaw, while 2 to 4 dental implants are suggested in the lower jaw, which has a higher bone quality and density. Generally, the more dental implants you have, the more support you will have, and your dentures will move less.
The implants will take around 3 to 4 months to osseo-integrate (fuse into your jaw bone), during which time you will wear traditional temporary dentures so that you have teeth when you leave the appointment.
After osseo-integration, implant abutments are placed directly into your dental implants. These will then connect with rubber attachments within your dentures.
Implant-supported removable dentures do not cover as much of your oral tissues as traditional dentures. They are more comfortable, improve function, make maintenance easier, and have a more natural appearance.
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Expertly Crafted Implant-Supported Dentures
At Coolamon Dental Centre, we take pride in our exceptional dental team, comprising experts in implant-supported dentures procedures. With their extensive experience and expertise, they have successfully performed this procedure numerous times, delivering outstanding results for our patients.
Rest assured that when you choose Coolamon Dental Centre for your implant-supported dentures, you are placing your smile in the hands of skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing you with the best possible car.
Frequently asked questions
Making informed decisions about your dental care is essential. That’s why we have compiled this comprehensive FAQ guide to provide you with valuable insights and clarity on common questions surrounding implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent option for many patients, but suitability depends on individual factors such as bone density, overall health, and specific dental needs.
Your dentist will assess your case to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment.
Typically, two to four dental implants are used to support a full set of implant-supported dentures. The number of implants required may vary based on your individual case and the specific type of dentures chosen.
With proper care and regular dental check-ups, implant-supported dentures can last for many years, even a lifetime.
The dental implants themselves have a high success rate and can last for decades with good oral hygiene practices.
Caring for implant-supported dentures is similar to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are essential to maintain oral health and prolong the lifespan of your dentures.
One of the significant benefits of implant-supported dentures is their ability to restore chewing function. You can enjoy a wide range of foods with confidence, including those that may be challenging to eat with traditional dentures.
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