Implant supported dentures are a revolutionary treatment option for edentulous patients. These durable prosthetics provide unprecedented control when eating and closely replicate the appearance of biological teeth. With implant supported dentures, patients enjoy beautiful smiles and well-balanced diets.
How Implant Supported Dentures Work
Unlike traditional total tooth replacement options, implant supported dentures address the loss of root structures beneath the gums by placing dental implants throughout the jaw. A dental implant is a screw-like post that can hold restorations and prosthetics, including full and partial dentures. To replace a full arch of teeth, multiple dental implants are placed throughout the jaw. A custom-made denture is then attached to these implants to complete the tooth replacement process.
Dental implants are ideal for replacing the root systems of teeth because they are biocompatible. Since they are made from titanium, the body will not reject them as a foreign object. In fact, the jawbone surrounding the implant will fuse to its structure making the implant a permanent fixture in the jaw.
Benefits of Dentures Supported by Dental Implants
Today’s custom dentures closely resemble natural tooth structure. Lifelike materials such as porcelain look and feel like biological teeth. With dental implants anchoring dentures, a person enjoys the appearance of a restored smile.
This treatment option can help produce a more youthful appearance. Wearing dentures helps prevent the appearance of sagging and drooping because they fill out the face.
Beyond aesthetic benefits, implant supported dentures improve quality of life. Since these prosthetics are supported by dental implants, a person can enjoy a well-rounded diet and comfortable oral function. Implants will also keep the jaw stimulated so that it doesn’t atrophy – a common side effect of tooth loss.
Scheduling a Tooth Replacement Consultation
Modern dentistry provides a number of tooth replacement options. While dental implants are great for many people, they aren’t right for every person. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our implant dentist to determine if you are a candidate for implant supported dentures.