Much like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth. However, this type of denture is a permanent oral appliance installed using dental implants. This fixed dental restoration offers a solution to the “loose” feeling experienced by patients who use traditional dentures and is a cost-effective way to regain your smile without the hassle of a removable oral appliance.
Implant-supported dentures use four to six dental implants to anchor the dentures in place. The implants are surgically attached to the jawbone and, once healed, are used to provide unmoving stability to the dentures. The dentures themselves are custom tailored to fit your mouth and look and function like natural teeth.
Since dental implant placement requires oral surgery, patients who are interested in implant-supported dentures should expect multiple dental appointments with our dentist to help ensure their implants are healing properly and that the dentures function as they should. Our dentist will discuss personalized treatment plans with each patient individually to help you know what to expect during the process.
If you want to learn more about implant-supported dentures, we invite you to call our office and schedule a consultation with our dentist today. We are happy to answer any of your questions!