Implant Supported Dentures
If are missing all or most of your teeth, you may want to consider an implant supported denture. At Prosthodontic Dental Group, we offer implant supported dentures to patients who have a healthy amount of jawbone. Implant supported dentures are a superior alternative to traditional dentures, and can drastically improve your life.
What is an implant supported denture?
Implant supported dentures are a type of overdenture that is attached to and supported by dental implants. An implant consists of a tiny titanium screw, and an abutment (an extension that links the screw to the denture). Implant supported dentures are usually fabricated for your lower arch, as traditional dentures are prone to instability there. We can also create an implant supported denture for your upper arch. However, this requires the use of more implants. An implant supported denture in the lower jaw requires as little as two implants, while the upper jaw can require as many as six.
The Implant Process
Before the implant procedure, our specialists will review your medical and dental histories and perform a comprehensive physical exam, take x-rays and scans, and take an impression of your gums. Once we have determined you are a suitable candidate for implant supported dentures, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that best suits your needs. If you do not already have a dental restoration, we may fabricate a temporary denture for you to use in the meantime.
During your first surgery, we will remove any remaining teeth and place each implant securely into your jaw. Once the incisions are sutured, you will leave the office with a temporary denture.
During the healing process, you should avoid contact with the implant sites. Your temporary will help evenly distribute bite pressure and reduce discomfort. During a period of four to six months, your implants and jaw will fuse together through a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is the reason implants provide an unparalleled level of support.
Once you are healed, we can place the abutments. This involves the use of a healing collar to avoid any issues with your gums. A second impression will be made of your gums (with the abutments) and used to fabricate your final denture.
Once your final denture is complete, we can attach the prosthesis, and check for misalignments. Even though your denture will be stable, you may experience some slight movement when you chew or speak. Making sure your denture is properly aligned can eliminate any complications.
Implant Supported Denture Vs. Traditional Dentures
There are some reasons to choose implant supported dentures over traditional ones.
Call Today About Implant Supported Dentures
Call (916) 264-9655 today to schedule an appointment, or learn more about implant supported dentures.
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