Everything You Need to Know About Implant-Supported Dentures

Posted by John Hartman Sep 30,2023

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Are you tired of dealing with uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures that slip and slide? Well, we have some exciting news for you. Implant-supported dentures are a game-changer in the world of dental technology. They offer improved stability, function, and aesthetics compared to traditional removable dentures. 

The Process of Getting Implant-Supported Dentures

The process of getting implant-supported dentures is a multi-step journey that begins with a thorough consultation and assessment by your dentist. During this initial stage, your dentist will evaluate the condition of your jawbone and determine if you are a suitable candidate for implant-supported dentures. If you have sufficient bone density, the next step is to undergo oral surgery to place the dental implants into your jawbone. This involves making small incisions in the gum tissue and carefully inserting titanium posts into the jawbone. The number of implants needed depends on individual cases.

After the implants are placed, there is a healing period known as osseointegration, during which time the bone fuses with the implants, creating a strong foundation for your dentures. This process typically takes several months, allowing ample time for proper healing and integration. Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment or connector piece is attached to each implant. These abutments serve as anchors for attaching the custom-made denture prostheses. Your dentist will take detailed impressions of your mouth to ensure that your new dentures fit comfortably and securely.

Once your restoration is ready, your dentist will attach the customized denture prosthesis to the abutments. They will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper fit and function. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled so that your dentist can monitor how well you're adapting to your new implant-supported dentures.

Remember that every person's experience may vary slightly depending on their unique circumstances and oral health needs. It's important to consult with an experienced dental professional who can guide you through each step of obtaining implant-supported dentures tailored specifically to you.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures have become a popular choice for individuals seeking a stable and secure solution to tooth loss. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely on adhesives or suction to stay in place, implant-supported dentures are anchored into the jawbone using dental implants.

  • One of the key benefits of implant-supported dentures is their stability. The dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots and provide a strong foundation for the denture. This means no more worries about embarrassing slips or discomfort while eating or speaking!
  • In addition to enhanced stability, implant-supported dentures also offer improved chewing efficiency. With traditional removable dentures, it can be difficult to eat certain foods comfortably. However, with implant-supported dentures, you can regain your ability to enjoy a wider variety of foods without restriction.
  • Another advantage is that these types of dentures help prevent bone loss in the jaw. When teeth are lost, the underlying bone begins to deteriorate over time due to lack of stimulation from chewing forces. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone just like natural tooth roots would, helping preserve its density and shape.
  • Implant-supported dentures can significantly improve one's overall oral health by reducing gum irritation and inflammation often caused by ill-fitting traditional removable dentures.
  • Many patients find that implant-supported dentures boost their confidence and self-esteem. These prosthetics closely resemble natural teeth both in appearance and function, allowing individuals to smile freely without feeling self-conscious about missing teeth.

To learn more, contact Carmel Smiles at (317) 581-0215 or visit us at 3091 East 98th Street, Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46280.

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