Implant-supported dentures are a great way to replace the majority or even all of one’s natural teeth in an efficient and effective manner. By understanding exactly who implant-supported dentures are best for, you can make an informed decision as to whether or not they are the right form of treatment for you.
Implant-supported dentures information
The days of living without teeth are over, and everyone should be able to have a full smile that gives them confidence when in public. The following is everything one needs to know about implant-supported dentures, including what they are, who should consider them and what the benefits are when choosing them.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are attached by implants, unlike normal dentures which are supported by the gums. The implant - which is a surgical post that is placed into the jawbone to serve as the root of the dentures - gives strong support to the dentures, allowing patients not only to show off a better smile but also to eat and talk better as well.
A row of implant-supported dentures usually requires between three to five implants, although the exact number needed varies from patient to patient. After the implants are in place, the dentures can be fitted and placed onto the implants.
Who should consider implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are intended for patients who are missing many or all of their teeth. In most cases, implant-supported dentures are attached to the lower jaw, and it is important to have a healthy jawbone before the procedure begins.
For patients who have experienced significant bone loss in the jaw, a bone grafting procedure may be required before the dental implants can be placed. In addition, since the process requires one or two surgical procedures, the patient should be willing and able to undergo a surgical procedure.
Benefits of implant-supported dentures
In the past, there have not always been a lot of options available to patients who are missing the majority or all of their teeth. With implant-supported dentures, however, those with the majority of their teeth missing can regain a healthy, beautiful set of teeth once again, without having to undergo a long, invasive process. Here are several of the most notable benefits:
Implant-supported dentures are the closest one can get to replacing an entire row of their natural teeth, and they work to improve the look, feel and function of one’s teeth.
Visit a cosmetic dentist for implant-supported dentures
If you suffer from severe tooth loss, then you may need implant-supported dentures to regain the attractiveness of your smile and avoid bone atrophy in the jaw. A skilled cosmetic dentist can carry out the entire process for implant-supported dentures, from the first visit to aftercare advice.
If you are interested in implant-supported dentures and want to determine how they can help you regain confidence in your smile, contact us and schedule a time to talk to one of our cosmetic dentists about how we can help.
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