Consulting with an oral surgeon before undergoing oral surgery procedures can put one’s mind at ease. However, some people do not know what types of questions they should be asking their surgeons. That is why we have come up with a list of questions patients should ask their surgeons before undergoing a procedure.Some of the…
Implant-Supported Dentures Can Restore Your Smile
Many who are missing the majority of their teeth often avoid visiting a cosmetic dentist out of fear that there is nothing they can do to replace all of their teeth. Fortunately, however, implant-supported dentures give these people a chance to restore their smile and feel confident in their appearance once again.
How implant-supported dentures work
By understanding exactly how implant-supported dentures work, patients can make an informed decision as to whether or not the treatment is right for them. The following is everything one needs to know about implant-supported dentures, including what they are, how the process works and who they are for.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a set of dentures that are supported by surgical posts that are placed into the jawbone and serve as the root of the dentures - which are known as dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are intended to replace an entire row of missing teeth, usually the bottom row.
Unlike traditional dentures, dentures supported by implants require a longer, multi-step process that involves one or more surgical procedures. In most cases, the procedure involves placing between two to five implants into the jaw, after which the dentures can be placed and fitted on the abutment of the implants.
The process behind implant-supported dentures
Each patient who receives implant-supported dentures goes through a different process, but there is a certain procedure that most skilled cosmetic dentists follow. The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with the cosmetic dentist, who can evaluate the patient’s mouth and determine the best course of action.
After both the patient and the dentist agree to implant-supported dentures, the mouth can be prepared for the surgery to place the implants. While some patients may need little preparation, others may require the removal of damaged teeth or bone grafting. Once the mouth is prepared, the implant placement procedure can be scheduled. After a successful placement, the dentures can then be placed on the abutment of the implants.
Who are implant-supported dentures for?
Implant-supported dentures are intended for patients who have suffered severe tooth loss and need to have the majority, if not all, of their natural teeth replaced. It is also important for patients to be in good overall health and willing and able to undergo oral surgery as the procedure can be slightly invasive.
While traditional dentures accomplish many of the same goals as implant-supported dentures, the latter provides a long-term solution and holds the dentures more securely in place, making it more dependable and comfortable for the patient.
Benefits of implant-supported dentures
In addition to a more comfortable experience overall, implant-supported dentures give patients the ability to show off a beautiful smile while at work or in social situations. In addition, everyday activities such as talking and eating become much more effortless than they would be with other tooth replacement options.
Here at our cosmetic dentist office, we can walk you through the entire implant-supported dentures procedure. If you are interested in finding out how we can help you, give us a call and schedule a time to come visit.
Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.
Teeth bleaching is the application of hydrogen peroxide on your teeth. The goal of applying it is to restore your teeth’s white color. As you age, your teeth begin to turn yellow, which can impact your appearance. Poor dental habits like failure to brush or floss can expedite the discoloration.There are two fields of teeth…
Full denture implants are used to replace missing teeth when the patient has lost most or all of their natural teeth. Undergoing the full denture implant has become more popular in recent years because they provide a more stable replacement for missing teeth than dentures, which are not very durable and move around the mouth,…
Mini dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed in the jaw. Dental restorations like dental crowns and dentures are attached to them to replace the missing teeth, improving the appearance of the patient’s smile. The mini implants also act as tooth roots and stimulate bone growth in the jaw.Since they are about half…