Create a Natural Looking Smile with Implant-Supported Dentures
Restore Your Smile with Implant-Supported Dentures
Tooth loss can affect one's smile appearance as well as oral health. So, replacing missing teeth with a suitable tooth restoration is vital to maintaining your oral health.
For patients with multiple missing teeth, Dr. Kimmel at The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry offers implant-supported dentures, a more secure and natural-looking tooth replacement option than removable dentures.
An implant-supported denture is a kind of overdenture that is used to replace multiple teeth. Unlike conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures do not rest on your gum nor are they attached to natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures are supported and held in place by dental implants, metal posts that are surgically fixed into the jaw bone.
This overdenture is fixed to at least two dental implants that provide support. By securing dentures with dental implants rather than clasps or adhesives, you can have fixed dental restorations of exceptional strength and stability.
Benefits Of Implant-Supported Dentures
- The implant-supported dentures work and feel more like real teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures help to preserve the gum tissue and bone.
- These dentures improve oral functionality — the ability to bite and chew well.
- Implant-supported dentures don't need any uncomfortable adhesives or clips.
- They are strong and durable.
- These dentures can be removed as and when needed to clean them.
Who Are The Ideal Candidates For Implant-Supported Dentures?
To get implant-supported dentures, you need to have adequate bone density. If you don’t have adequate bone density, a bone graft can help support dental implants. Besides that, you must also have healthy soft tissues, including gum tissue, and a healthy immune system before undergoing the oral surgery procedure.
How Is An Implant-Supported Denture Fitted?
After determining your suitability for the procedure and ensuring adequate bone density, Dr. Kimmel begins the procedure. He first administers the needed anesthesia and then surgically inserts four or more dental implants into your jaw bone. These implants will anchor the denture to the jaw bone. After this, a healing time is allowed.
Once the implant fuses with the bone and the bone hardens enough to receive the implant-supported denture, Dr. Kimmel takes an impression of your mouth. This impression will be used as the basis for fabricating the removable denture. Once the implant-supported denture is ready, it is fitted to you and is attached to the dental implants.
To learn more about the use of implant-supported dentures, contact The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry at (727) 862-8513 or schedule an appointment online.