What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Removable dentures, both complete and partial, need adhesives or pastes to remain in your mouth, but implant-supported dentures are connected to metal posts in your jawbone — so they fit secure and stable. This means that the dentures won't slip out of place, even as you are speaking or eating. With more support and security, patients with implant dentures can rest assured that their teeth will remain in place. Implant-supported dentures look beautiful and can be cleaned just like your natural teeth. At Family Dentistry, our patients can have implanted dentures that are comfortable and natural-looking. Find out more about implant dentures and decide if they're right for your needs. Schedule an appointment with our skilled team of dental professionals at our state-of-the-art facility or one of our surrounding facilities to learn more.
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Am I a candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
You may be interested in implant dentures if you're currently using removable dentures or if you are missing most of your teeth and need dentures. A big advantage over removable dentures, implant dentures do not require soaking and adhesives. Implanted dentures have fewer food restrictions compared to removable dentures, and implanted dentures can be cleaned just like your natural teeth. The dental implant replaces the natural tooth root, so your jawbone and gums are less likely to atrophy. At your consultation, our team will examine your oral health to decide if your jawbone and gums are strong enough to bond with the implants. If needed, gum and/or bone grafting may be performed to strengthen your mouth before the posts are implanted.
How do Implant-Supported dentures work?
To make sure your mouth is healthy enough for implant dentures, we will complete a dental exam with digital imaging to assess the condition of your gums and jawbone. If your gums or jawbone are too weak to accept the implanted posts, then a gum and/or bone graft may be needed. As soon as the grafted area has healed and is sufficiently dense, your implant surgery can be scheduled.
You will be given local anesthesia to numb your mouth before the surgery. Other sedation options may be discussed if the procedure will be extensive or if you have dental fears or anxieties. Your dental professional will make surgical incisions in your gums and insert posts in the jawbone. For dentures, four or more posts are used for each arch. The incisions in the gums will be sutured with some of the posts remaining above the gums. The posts will be covered with a temporary denture as they heal over 4 – 6 months. The implants will integrate with your gums and jaw. Once the dental implants are secure, your custom dentures will be connected to the implanted posts and fitted.
What can I expect with implant-Supported dentures?
Implant dentures should be cleaned with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. You will need to attend regular exams and cleanings at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry to have the fit and wear of your implants and dentures evaluated. With the proper care, implant-supported dentures can last several years. Our team will help you decide when your implant dentures need to be repaired or replaced.
Implant-Supported Dentures FAQ
How long do implant-supported dentures last?
Implant-supported dentures should last for a while. The implants should last as long as 15 – 20 years as long as the patient is doing a good job of maintaining their oral health. The dentures should last about 5 – 10 years before replacement due to wear is necessary.
Do implant-supported dentures come out?
After the implants successfully integrate with the gums and jaw, the implant-supported dentures should not be taken out without the assistance of a dental professional. They should not be taken out at night and soaked like traditional dentures.
Will implant-supported dentures move inside my mouth?
No, the dentures stay securely in place, so you can speak, eat, and laugh without concern about your dentures shifting out of place.
Implant-supported dentures restore your smile so you can talk and eat without trouble. If you want to enjoy confidence in the stability of your teeth, contact Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment. Our skilled dental team will help you achieve a restored smile that appears natural and comfortable.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Removable?
Find out if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures and if they are removable here.Read
Can Implant-Supported Dentures Be Removed?
Dentures are necessary for many patients in Saratoga Springs, NY. But some can work on implants that fit in your mouth.Read