What are Implant Supported Dentures?
Missing teeth can create problems eating, speaking, and smiling. We want to help restore your smile and there are a few treatments we offer to get you back to your beaming best. Though dentures are a very common and popular choice for patients missing one or both arches, there are alternative options that may better suit your needs.
At Summit Dental Care, we offer a more permanent and convenient approach to smile restoration— implant-supported dentures, which utilize dental implants to secure your dentures to your jawbone. This technique provides a variety of benefits without the stress that accompanies removable dentures.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Compared to traditional dentures, an implant-supported full arch replacement option has many advantages, including:
- Stability – Your secured dentures won’t slide out of place
- Health – Your bone density will improve because of the implants
- Beauty – Implant-supported dentures prevent signs of premature aging
- Simplicity – There are no messy adhesives involved
- Functionality – Your dentures will improve your chewing and speaking function
Am I A Candidate?
During your consultation, our doctor will perform an examination on your jawbone, gums, and overall oral health to determine if you’re a candidate for implant-supported dentures.
An unfortunate side-effect of missing teeth is gum and jawbone deterioration. Over time, the jawbone will begin to lose density, and eventually become too decayed for implants. Our doctor will create a customized treatment plan specifically for you depending on your current eligibility for implants.
The doctor will discuss any treatment options with you during your initial consultation and answer any questions you may have.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
There’s no reason to let missing teeth prevent you from smiling, eating, and laughing fully. Call our office at (208) 733-9999 to start your smile restoration journey today!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get implant-supported dentures?
Typically, the process takes anywhere from 6 months to a year. The reason for the variance in procedure time is that everyone’s implant fuses to the jawbone during osseointegration at a different rate. The implant must be fully fused before the process can continue, and a doctor will check on the progress during regular checkups.
How do I care for my implant-supported dentures?
The proper way to care for your dentures is similar to caring for your natural teeth. In addition to following your doctor’s aftercare instructions, we recommend these tips:
- Brush carefully around the implant sites
- Use a soft-bristled brush for cleaning
- Use a non-abrasive toothpaste
- Eat soft foods until fully recovered
- Avoid straws and spitting for up to two weeks
After you’re fully healed, just make sure to brush twice a day, floss after meals, and schedule regular checkups at our office to ensure your new smile stays healthy.
Is the implant procedure painful?
We will apply a local anesthetic before performing the procedure to ensure that the experience is comfortable and painless. You may feel slight discomfort for a few days after the procedure, but any pain can be managed with over-the-counter medicine and cold compresses. Call our office at (208) 733-9999 if you have any significant pain.