What are implant supported dentures?
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto the implants. The use of dental implants to stabilize dentures has proven to be successful for many people. The number continues to grow as word spreads about the effectiveness and long-term durability of the treatment.
Why implant supported dentures?
Many people struggle to keep their dentures secure, particularly in the lower jaw due to aging and bone loss. This causes dentures to become extremely loose and therefore hard to eat, drink, and even to speak. Although there are adhesives for loose dentures not everybody is too fond of it. It can get messy and frustrating having to put so much adhesive throughout the day. Fortunately, there is a way to make your denture work the way it was intended stabilize it with dental implants.
Benefits of denture stabilization:
- Restores proper chewing, allowing a better diet and improved health
- Improves speech and confidence
- Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue
- Ends the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives
What can I expect?
During your first surgery, implants will be placed into your jawbone. You’ll be required to wait three to six months before you can have the second surgery; this period of time allows the implants to fuse to your jawbone. The second surgery exposes the tops of your implants. Then a “healing cap” is placed at the top of the implant for about 10-14 days. After that your dentist will then take impressions to start the fitting process of your dentures.
This process is fairly long but in the long run it will be absolutely worth it! If you would like to know more, please call our office at 909-839-1004
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