Implant-Supported Dentures in Boca Raton, FL
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures (also sometimes called implant-retained dentures) are false teeth that are permanently anchored to titanium dental implants placed in the jawbone. They are similar to the concept of traditional dentures in that they replace a full row of teeth, but they don’t have to be removed for cleaning and maintenance. They provide a durable and secure fit so you don’t have to worry about your dentures moving around in your mouth. They also help to strengthen and preserve the bone structure in your jaw, which prevents bone loss and jaw shrinkage. A strong, healthy jawbone keeps your teeth securely intact and supports your facial structure.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are an effective solution to tooth loss are a great alternative to conventional dentures. Because they are permanently fixed into the jawbone, they require much less maintenance than removable dentures. You don’t have to worry about taking them out at night, soaking them in a denture solution, or adhering them with a sticky denture adhesive.
When you get permanent dentures, you can expect:
What to Expect During Implant Surgery
If you need replacement teeth, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our dentist to assess your needs and determine if you’re a good candidate for the dental implant procedure. Our dentist will examine your mouth and take digital x-rays to assess the extent of the damage. We’ll look for signs of gum disease or periodontal disease, soft tissue damage, or bone loss to determine if you need any other restorative treatments before the fixed dentures can be placed. Then, we’ll develop a treatment plan that is customized to your needs.
The first step in the treatment process is to insert the titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots into the jawbone via oral surgery. The dentist will make a small incision into your gums and insert the artificial tooth root. After the implants are placed, you may receive temporary dentures while the implant site heals. You’ll need several months of healing time before the permanent dentures can be placed. During this time, stick to soft foods that won’t irritate the implant site.
Once the implant site has fully healed, you can return for your permanent dentures. We will take impressions of your teeth and use them to create custom dentures that are comfortable and secure. Your new dentures will be fixed to the implants to provide a strong and secure fit.
Frequently Asked Questions About Implant-Supported Dentures
How do I know if implant-supported dentures are right for me?
If you need a full arch of teeth replaced and have sufficient bone density to support artificial tooth roots, implant-supported dentures may be a good fit for you. The best way to know if implant-supported dentures are right for you is to schedule a consultation and talk with our dentist.
Will my new artificial teeth look like natural teeth?
Yes! Dental implants provide patients with natural-looking, healthy teeth that look and function just like real teeth.
How are implant-supported dentures different than traditional dentures?
The biggest difference between implant-supported dentures and conventional dentures that are removable is the amount of special care they require. While removable dentures require nightly soaking and a dental adhesive, you can care for your implant-supported dentures the same way you would your natural teeth.
How should I care for my new teeth?
You can take proper care of your new teeth by brushing and flossing daily, avoiding tobacco use, and visiting us for regular dental checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. With proper care, implant-supported dentures can last for many years.
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