If you have missing teeth and need a permanent solution, the implant-supported dentures at Dental Attraction, Texas, offer a functional, aesthetically pleasing, and long-lasting solution.
An implant-supported denture is a kind of overdenture that is used to replace several teeth at once. For patients who have lost most of their teeth, implant-supported dentures are recommended.
Implant-supported dentures are held in position and supported by dental implants that are surgically inserted into the patient's jawbone. This makes the implant-supported dentures exceptionally strong and stable, unlike dentures attached using clasps or adhesives.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- The implant-supported dentures restore oral functionality - they work and feel more like natural teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures maintain the strength of gum tissue and bone.
- These dentures improve oral functionality and improve the patient's ability to bite and chew well.
- The process of placement of implant-supported dentures doesn't require any uneasy adhesives or clips.
- Implant-supported dentures are solid and durable.
- These dentures do not interfere with our oral hygiene habits as they can be removed when needed to clean them.
Implant-Supported Dentures - How To Care For Them?
The American Dental Association (ADA) says that dentures need the same care as your natural teeth. The following are the steps to follow to care for the implant-supported dentures:
- Brush your dentures twice every day or after every meal to remove food debris and plaque and prevent discoloration. While brushing, also clean your gums, tongue, the roof of the mouth, and cheeks. Taking good care of your dentures and mouth can avoid the risk of bad breath and oral irritation.
- Do not brush on your dentures harshly to prevent any scratches on the dentures.
- While not wearing your dentures, place them safely in water to prevent warping.
Getting Implant Supported Dentures: The Procedure
Before starting the procedure of placing implant-supported dentures, the patient's oral health is examined. If there is any existing tooth decay or gum disease, they are addressed first. Next, the dentist will obtain X-rays of the patient's mouth to determine their jawbone density and suggest bone-grafting is needed. An impression of the patient's mouth is taken to create a new, customized set of false teeth.
During the implant placement procedure, the dentist starts by numbing the patient's mouth with anesthesia. Then, four implants are placed under the gum line to serve as anchors that support your new set of teeth. Once they are placed firmly in place, dentures are snapped in. These implants help the dentures stay in place securely, without falling out.
To learn more about implant-supported dentures, visit our office, Dental Attraction, at 4727 Frankford Rd #333, Dallas, TX 75287. You can also reach us at (972) 733-0999.