Are You a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
If you’ve been struggling with traditional dentures slipping or causing discomfort, implant-supported dentures could be a game-changer for your confidence and quality of life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what implant-assisted dentures are and who qualifies as a candidate.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures (also referred to as dentures secured by implants) represent a remarkable fusion of dental implant technology and traditional dentures. This innovative solution offers a secure and comfortable way to replace multiple missing teeth while providing the look and function of natural-looking teeth.
The implant component of these dentures are titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone. These posts serve as robust anchors for your dentures, ensuring they remain firmly in place. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely on adhesives or suction, implant-supported dentures provide unparalleled stability and eliminate the common concerns of slipping or shifting.
Who Is a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent option for those who:
- Have multiple missing teeth – If you’re missing several or all of your upper and/or lower teeth, implant-supported denturescan provide a secure and functional replacement.
- Desire improved stability– Traditional dentures may shift or slip during eating or speaking, causing discomfort and insecurity. Implant-supported dentures offer unparalleled stability, eliminating these concerns.
- Seek enhanced comfort– The secure fit of implant-assisted dentures means no more sore spots or friction against your gums, making them a more comfortable choice.
- Wish to restore full functionality– Implant-supported dentures enable you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions, improving your overall quality of life.
- Want to boost confidence – With a natural look and secure fit, implant-supported denturescan restore your confidence to speak and smile freely in any social situation.
The Implant-Supported Denture Process
The journey to implant-supported dentures typically involves several key steps. It all starts with an initial consultation, during which your dentist will assess your oral health and discuss your goals to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for this innovative solution.
Following this assessment, small titanium posts are surgically placed in your jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for your dentures. During a healing period, your jawbone will gradually fuse with the implants, ensuring a strong and stable bond.
Once the osseointegration process is complete, a custom-made denture is meticulously crafted to fit securely onto the implants. This denture is designed to perfectly match your remaining natural teeth in both appearance and function, or to complement your facial structure if you have no natural teeth remaining.
Finally, your new implant-supported dentures are securely attached to the implants, providing you with a secure and comfortable fit that eliminates the need for denture adhesives. This transformative process not only enhances your smile but can also boost your confidence, allowing you to enjoy life without the worries of loose dentures.
Want to Learn More About Implant-Supported Dentures?
If you’re tired of the limitations and discomfort of traditional dentures, it may be time to explore the transformative benefits of implant-assisted dentures. At Burns Dentistry, we specialize in helping our patients achieve confident smiles and optimal oral health.
Schedule a consultation with our experienced team to discuss whether you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures. Discover the difference this technology can make in your life and experience the joy of a secure, natural-looking smile.