Losing a majority of your teeth can cause your health, appearance, and quality of life to decline. Dentures are the most common solutions to extensive tooth loss, but as replacements they’re incomplete; they won’t make up for the missing tooth roots that were previously responsible for stopping bone resorption. Here at New U Dental, our dentists can combine custom-made dentures with implants to recreate entire smiles – roots and all.
An implant denture is made out of the same materials as a traditional denture, but instead of sitting on the gums and relying on gravity or suction to hold it in place, it is anchored to four or more dental implant posts. Depending on your preferences or needs, you can get two different kind of implant dentures.
Once a fixed denture has been attached to implants, it will stay in the mouth 24/. This is a very convenient option for those who don’t want to have to remove their new teeth every night or for those who want to continue brushing and flossing as they did before.
Some implant dentures are design to snap on and off, letting you take them out of your mouth any time. They’ll still be firmly held in place when in your mouth, but you can take them out for easy cleaning.
Implant dentures are not placed in one visit. The typical process is usually as follows:
Implant dentures might be right for you if you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, but first we need to make sure that surgery is a viable option. We need to confirm that you have healthy gums and a jaw capable of supporting the implants. In cases where bone loss has already occurred, you might need bone grafting to restore lost bone density.