Implant-Supported Dentures: Restoring Confidence and Functionality

Are you seeking a strong, durable option for a multiple missing tooth? In our Philadelphia clinic the main thing that we do is deliver quality dental services like implant-supported dentures. A permanently attached denture to dental implants small titanium posts surgically placed in the jawbone. These advanced dental prosthetics offer higher comfort and stability than conventional dentures to smile naturally and facilitate the mouth’s functionality.

How are implant-supported dentures different from regular ones?

The method of attachment is different. Adhesive pastes must be used to keep regular dentures in place, while implant-supported dentures have their firm foundation on implants surgically embedded into the jawbone. Regular dentures are, moreover, relatively fragile. Even with careful care, you may need to replace them in a few years.

People who just got dentures frequently say they have trouble speaking and eating because the dentures keep slipping. In contrast, Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable for daily activities like eating and speaking than regular ones.

Are implant-supported dentures more comfortable?

Yes, implant-supported dentures usually provide better comfort than conventional dentures owing to their accurate fitting and firmness. Minimal wobbling of the Dentures is noticed while eating, speaking, or laughing, bringing comfort and confidence to the patient. It also prevents gum irritation that may cause long-term oral health issues and comfort.

What’s the process for getting them?

After evaluating your health and jawbone condition, your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures during your initial consultation.

Implants placement:  The supported dentures procedure begins with small gum incisions, and the titanium posts are placed in the jawbone.

Osseointegration: Implants will stabilize over the coming months as they bond to the jawbone via the Osseo-integration process.

Impression: Once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, your doctor will take an impression of your gums and attach metal pins (called abutments) to the implants a few weeks later. 

Denture attachment: Finally, your dentist will attach the dentures to the implants, test them, and make any required adjustments.

Can anyone get implant-supported dentures?

Evaluating suitability for oral implants necessitates a complete examination. Applicants must possess good dental hygiene and appropriate bone thickness. Individuals with specific dental or medical concerns can still be candidates for implant-supported dentures after a proper evaluation and treatment planning.

Will they improve eating and speaking?

Yes, implant-supported dentures offer an excellent eating and speaking experience, better than regular dentures. The precise and comfortable fit and the stability of dental implants allow for restoring natural chewing ability and help with clear speech, bringing more pleasure and confidence in daily activities.

Are there any risks?

Using implants to support dentures is usually safe. specific risks must be considered for any other surgical procedure such as:

Possible Surgical Risks, like infection, bleeding, or nerve damage following the procedure. Following your dentist’s post-operative instructions reduces these risks.

• Osseointegration Issues: implant failure or poor anchoring may result during healing.

• Long-term maintenance: include regular dental appointments, diligent oral cleaning, and avoiding any habits that may cause damage to the gum.

Are they more expensive than regular dentures?

While implant-supported dentures may initially be more expensive, the comfort, security, and functionality often make them a preferred choice. Some dental insurance can cover the cost of implant-supported dentures up to specific percentages making them affordable.

How do I take care of them?

Maintaining implant-supported dentures is similar to taking care of natural teeth. Brush them at least twice a day to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. Regular dental check-ups also crucial for keeping implant-supported dentures in good condition. Your dentist will guide you from cleaning and rinsing them to gently brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. 

Our highly qualified dental team will support you throughout the treatment, providing personalized care and coaching to make the process seamless and practical. For further information schedule an appointment at our website or Call us at (215)-996-7030 today.

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