An implant denture is a type of denture that is supported by dental implants instead of resting on the gums. At Advanced Dental Solutions Inc, we first surgically place the implants into the jawbone and have it fuse with the bone to create a stable base for the denture. With implant-supported dentures, the gums will not recede or shrink over time, so the dentures won’t need to be adjusted as often. In addition, because dental implants prevent the jawbone from deteriorating, patients can retain more of their facial structure and keep a more natural-looking smile.
Who Would Be Eligible for Implant Dentures?
Patients interested in implant dentures for their missing teeth should have good overall physical health and have healthy gums and bones before surgery. Patients must also be committed to good oral hygiene at home to keep the gums healthy and prevent infection and disease. Dental implants require daily maintenance and regular visits to the dentist to ensure the health of the mouth and the implants themselves. Though dental implant dentures are only suitable for some, they are an excellent option for these eligible patients.
The Benefits of Implant Dentures
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone can deteriorate over time as there’s no tooth root to stimulate it. An implant denture can help preserve the bone in your jaw by providing an anchor that would stimulate the jaw and help prevent bone loss. Without an implant, the bone and gums can begin to shrink away because of calcium resorption, affecting your ability to speak and chew properly. Also, over time this can lead to further tooth loss. Dental implant dentures can preserve your smile for years to come.
Getting implants takes several months from start to finish and involves several procedures that take place over a few weeks. First, the implants are installed through surgery. Once your gums have healed, you’ll move on to placing the restoration on the implant post.
This process may seem lengthy, but it’s the best way to ensure long-term success with your implant dentures. The implants must be placed with care and precision to promote healthy healing, which can take several months. During this long process, you won’t need to wear an uncomfortable denture in the meantime.
Most patients are eligible for dental implants, which are becoming more popular both as a tooth replacement option and as a method for anchoring dentures in place. The best way to determine candidacy for dental implant placement is to visit Advanced Dental Solutions Inc at 615 E. 82nd Ave Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99518, or call 907-562-1686 to consult with our dentist.