Implant Supported Dentures
Losing teeth can affect our dental health and affect our great smile, especially when there are many. Thankfully, we can take advantage of dental prosthetics to replace our missing teeth and restore our oral functions. With implant supported dentures, we are combining the benefits of two different teeth replacement options for much more advantages. For patients who need multiple teeth replacements, our professionals at Dynamic Dental Care use implant supported dentures to give them an economical, yet durable restorative option.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
These dentures are a combination of both dental implants and dentures. The dentures are not removable, as they are held in place by a number of dental implants. These dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. The jawbone integrates with the implant post, holding it firmly in place. As soon as it is healed, a denture that is designed to specifically fit your mouth is attached. These dentures cannot be taken out without the help of our professionals. The result is a denture that appears natural, with no risk of slipping out of place.
Who Can Get Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures are perfect teeth replacement options for patients with multiple missing teeth. However, the right candidate is required to have adequate jawbone density to receive them. Patients who may have suffered bone loss may not be able to get implant supported dentures, unless they go through a bone graft procedure first. The bone graft is a procedure our professionals perform to help patients reconstruct their lost jawbone density. Candidates for implant supported dentures should also have gum tissue that is in good shape, with an immune system that is completely healthy.
How are Implant Supported Dentures Placed?
To receive implant supported dentures, our professionals will go through your medical and dental records to determine your candidacy. Next, we will see if you have an adequate amount of jawbone. Once all these are cleared, you will be prepped for the procedure. An impression of your mouth will be taken to design the denture which should be custom fitted to your mouth. Also, if you have damaged teeth, we may have to extract them to make space for your implants.
The initial procedure is where our professionals will place the implant posts. You may require four or six implants posts for the placement. Once they have been placed, you will have a healing period where the jawbone will integrate with the implants. After healing, you will return to receive the placement of the dentures.
Caring For Your Implant Supported Dentures
Once the procedure is completed, your dentures will feel and appear like your natural teeth. Caring for them will require you to keep up good dental hygiene, just like you do with your natural teeth. You will have to brush and floss them at least twice each day. Routine checkups with our professionals is very important, as this will allow us to examine the dentures, and also remove them for routine cleaning.
Implant supported dentures help ensure that you do not lose your bone density, while allowing you to enjoy stability with your dentures. To further understand how you can benefit from these types of dentures, contact us at Dynamic Dental Care today, by calling us at (509) 466-2587 to set a convenient appointment.