Implant Supported Dentures
You’ve probably heard about denture solutions for people with missing teeth, but now you know about the better option: implant supported dentures. Dental implant technology allows Complete Family Dentistry to recreate your smile with permanent dentures. Let implant supported dentures be the right denture solution for you.
As you age, it’s normal to have more problems with your natural teeth. And for some young people, dental problems or injuries can cause you to lose your natural teeth. In fact, millions of people are missing most or all of their natural teeth. That doesn’t mean you have to hide your beautiful smile, feel self-conscious when you talk or avoid certain foods.
You may think your only option is the traditional removable dentures. It’s not! Dental implant technology allows you to recreate your smile with permanent dentures called implant supported dentures. If you don’t know much about this type of improvement procedure, don’t worry. At Complete Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on our dental expertise and helping our clients and potential clients understand implant supported dentures and the entire procedure. So, you don’t have worry about undergoing the procedure without the vital information you need.
Ready to know more about implant supported dentures? The following are some common questions our clients have about implant support or permanent dentures.
What are implanted supported dentures?
Traditional dentures rest on your gums. That’s why they are called removable dentures. Implanted supported dentures are a permanent, custom-made solution because the dentures are attached to and supported by dental implants. Thus, we can recreate your smile by using dentures that snap into implants. The implants are titanium posts placed within your jaw bone. You’ve probably seen the titanium posts before because they are sometimes also used to replace your individual teeth with an implanted supported bridge or a crown.
Implant supported dentures are the perfect solution when you don’t have any teeth in your jaw, but enough bone in the jaw to support your dental implants. You can have the permanent dentures replace upper or lower teeth or both.
Implanted supported dentures are the preferred choice by many clients because they require no adhesives. Your permanent dentures snap into the implants, but are removable for cleaning. This is similar to your current removable dentures. Unlike your current removable dentures, the implant supported dentures eliminate the need for dentures adhesive or sore gums.
How will the implants work to support my permanent dentures?
The titanium screws fuse to your jawbone and become a good, stable anchor for dentures. Implants can actually encourage bone growth.
The titanium screws are usually placed in the jawbone in the front of your mouth. Once you lose your teeth, you begin to lose your bone. Because of advanced in technology, even if you’ve experienced some bone loss, implant supported dentures may still be a great solution for you.
Will my new teeth look natural?
Yes! Your new teeth will look natural when you have implant supported dentures. That’s why implant supported dentures aren’t just another option—they are the BEST way wear dentures. Your teeth are natural-looking. Your smile won’t just look OK. It looks natural and amazing! Well fitted dentures actually fill out your face better than removable dentures. This gives you not only a natural, but more youthful look.
Is the procedure painful?
Pain and discomfort varies client to client. However, most clients who have completed the implant supported denture procedure typically say they didn’t experience as much discomfort or pain as anticipated. During each implant procedure, you receive an anesthetic and any other required pain management medication so you feel little to no pain or discomfort.
Sleep dentistry is also available! Complete Family Dentistry offers a spa-like, relaxing experience to alleviate possible anxiety that you may experience from a traditional visit to the dentist. Sleep dentistry allows you to stay comfortable and calm during the implant supported denture procedure because you literally sleep through the procedure. You typically have little to no memory of the appointment or procedure.
You can request sleep dentistry even if you aren’t anxious about your dental visit. Many of our clients prefer using it when they have any of the following:
- Gag reflex
- Fear of needles
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Busy schedule and want a considerable amount of dental work done in a minimum about of visits
- Extensive dental problem
So, don’t let pain, fear or any other worries stop you from getting the beautiful smile and permanent dentures you deserve!
What will it cost?
The cost for implant supported dentures depends on several factors such as the number of dental implants needed to support your dentures. To obtain a specific fee estimate, contact Complete Family Dentistry for a consultation.
How many appointments are involved?
With the advances in dental technology, Complete Family Dentistry can create a beautiful new smile in about three appointments. The first appointment places the implants in your jawbone underneath your gums. In the second appointment, exposes the tops of your implants. The third allows for attachment of the dentures to the implants.
How long will it take?
Creating a beautiful new smile and saying goodbye to using denture adhesives doesn’t take long. Of course, the exact time it takes to complete the implant process depends on many factors. Your two appointments will be spread over several months.
What if I have been wearing traditional dentures for a long time?
Whether you’ve worn traditional dentures for years or not, you can still say goodbye to all the negatives that comes with wearing removable dentures. To find out if implant supported dentures are for you, contact us.
What are the benefits of implant supported dentures?
As you may already know traditional dentures have a lot of dramatic shortcomings. Longtime denture wearers typically develop a prematurely aged look as their face “sinks-in” because of the loss of bone under their dentures. Unstable removable dentures can catch food underneath traumatizing the underlying of your soft tissue and bone. Then there are the terrible, messy adhesives you have to use with traditional dentures.
Implant supported dentures give you a fresh start to enjoying life again. The permanent dentures provide benefits such as:
Confidence: You can talk, laugh, eat with confidence because implant supported dentures won’t slip out of place.
Secured Fit: With traditional dentures, you may hear a clicking sound when your lower denture is unstable or dislodged. Even when the traditional dentures are secure, they are prone to shifting and moving as you talk or eat. That doesn’t happen with implant supported dentures. Since the implant supported dentures are permanently secured to your gums, you know they won’t move or shift.
More Comfortable: Since the traditional dentures are removable, they can slide or slip when you’re wearing them. The constant movement can irritate your gums. Wearing implant supported dentures are like having your natural teeth. In fact, they provide an increased comfort unachievable with traditional dentures.
More Natural Feel: Implant supported dentures feel so natural that you may forget you’re wearing dentures!
Easier to Eat and Enjoy Foods You Love: Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures are securely anchored to your bone. So, you can eat without worry about your dentures falling out.
No Loose Dentures: Your gums change overtime causing your traditional dentures to become looser and looser. Prior to dental implant technology, your only solution was additional dental visits to readjust and reline your removable dentures. With implant supported dentures, you have a BETTER solution. Never worry about loose dentures again with permanent dentures.
Improved Speech: Traditional dentures can cause you to slur your words as you talk. Even if you don’t slur your words, it can make speaking difficult. Implant supported dentures stay in place.
If your dentures are bothersome and uncomfortable, you may want to enjoy the benefits of implant supported dentures. You can be free of traditional dentures and enjoy speaking with others, eating and life again.
What maintenance is required with implant supported dentures?
You will need to remove your implant supported dentures at night for cleaning. You should also carefully clean around your implants and attachment.
I’m ready to say hello to implant supported dentures. How do I get started?
Enjoying the benefits of what implant supported dentures have to offer starts with your consultation. Contact us today to take your next steps.
Read more about the various dental implant procedures performed at Complete Family Dentistry.