Implant Supported Dentures Remedy Many Denture Woes
If you are missing all or most of your teeth, you may believe dentures to be the only solution to restore your entire mouth. Dentures are time-tested and effective, but for some, have several disadvantages, such as slipping in the mouth, a weak bite, and messy adhesives. Dentures also do not support jaw bone growth, and in some cases, even wear away at the bone. For a more stable and healthy alternative, we offer implant supported dentures. By attaching a denture to two or more dental implants we can create a more stable structure to hold a denture and also encourage bone growth.
How Do Implant Supported Dentures Work?
With implant supported dentures, we will surgically place two or more dental implants into your jaw. These implants will be placed in the most strategic locations that have the most bone, but if bone loss is too severe, you may require a bone graft to restore healthy levels. After healing, these implants will be able to support a denture comfortably and allow it to snap in for a more secure fit. While attached to the implants, dentures are more secure, comfortable and provide a stronger bite. In some cases, you will be able to remove the denture at night, but depending on your needs it may be attached so only a dentist can remove it.
The Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures:
- Secure—no slipping or falling out
- Eat more foods
- Improved bite
- Comfortably rests on implants not gums
- Stimulates bone growth
- Lasts a lifetime with proper care
- Full-arch restoration
Experienced Implant Placement
Dr. Ty James has gone above and beyond in his training of placing dental implants and implant supported dentures. He routinely takes double to triple the annual number of continuing education courses required. For those with dental anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to put your fears to rest. Most patients only report a slight pressure in their jaw during dental implant placement thanks to calculated care by Dr. James and the local anesthetic applied to the treatment location. After surgery, many patients find implant supported dentures to be a secure and effective method of improving their quality of life.