Implant-supported dentures take the benefits of traditional dentures and make them a permanent part of your mouth rather than removable. This option gives you a smart way to fill in numerous missing teeth or add a full arch.
At Linworth Family Dental, we perform the implants and fit you for your dentures all in the same office. Our dentists are happy to discuss your tooth replacement options to see if you prefer implant-supported dentures.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Conventional dentures are removable, but we can provide you with permanent dentures instead by affixing them to dental implants. It’s important to know that dental implants require a surgical procedure and a long term recovery time, while removable dentures do not.
Dental implants feature a titanium screw that one of our dentists installs into your gums. During a recovery time of about three to six months, your jawbone fuses to the screw to permanently hold it in place as a replacement tooth root.
While a single tooth implant uses a screw for each missing tooth gap, we can attach a partial denture or a full arch of dentures to a few strategically placed implants. The number and placement may vary, which our dentists discuss with you during a consultation in advance.
What Is the Benefit of Implant-Supported Dentures?
When you have dentures permanently placed in your mouth through the support of dental implants, you no longer remove the dentures to clean them. Instead, you care for your dentures within your mouth as if you have natural teeth.
You get to skip the constant cycle of removing and inserting your dentures, adjusting them for the right fit and potentially adding dental glue. Instead, you have replacement teeth permanently in place. They stay secure so they give you the feeling of real teeth. They do not slip or move, and they allow you to eat foods that may be difficult with conventional dentures.
Another factor is that a space without the tooth root, especially a space missing multiple roots, is vulnerable to losing the structure of the jaw and face in time. A full removable denture provides replacement teeth without tooth roots underneath. Implant-supported dentures add replacement tooth roots, which support the jawbone and facial structure.
What Is Your Process?
Our office provides a variety of services in one place, so we keep you in-house for both the dental implant process and the denture process. This makes everything easier for you compared to going to a separate office for the implants.
After we install the implants, we provide temporary tooth replacements as your implants are healing. Once the healing stage is complete, one of our dentists attaches your custom dentures. We use advanced technology to create digital impressions that inform the creation of your dentures, giving them the most accurate shape and fit possible.
Make a Consultation Appointment
Our team of dentists is happy to discuss restorative dentistry options with you. We start with a thorough examination, which helps us understand your dental situation and the best solutions. We may use technology to see whether you are a candidate for dental implants, which is a factor in the decision. Our dentists can help you weigh all of your options to find the right tooth replacement solution.
Schedule your consultation appointment by calling our office at 614-799-9500.