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.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- The implant-supported dentures restore oral functionality, which allows the patient to bite and chew well.
- Implant-supported dentures maintain the bone structure at a healthy level.
- The fabrication and placement of implant-supported dentures, allow the prosthesis to snap onto the implant
- Implant-supported dentures are solid and durable.
- These dentures do not interfere with your oral hygiene habits. They can be removed daily to be cleaned.
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, plaque and prevent discoloration. While brushing, also clean your gums, tongue, the roof of the mouth, and the inside of the cheeks. Taking good care of your dentures and oral cavity can lessen the risk of potential complications
- Do not brush your dentures harshly in order to prevent any damage to the dentures.
- While not wearing your dentures, place them safely in water to prevent warping.
Implant-Supported Dentures- The Procedure
The patient's first visit will include an examination and a full set of X-Rays. Your dentist will then evaluate your overall oral health, and determine if you are a candidate for implants based on the level and width of your bone structure. Together you and your dentist will determine the best course of action. An impression is taken of the upper and lower arch, and sent to the dental lab to process.
During the implant placement procedure, the dentist begins by numbing the area with anesthesia. Then, the implants are placed into the bone, to serve as anchors that will 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.
On the day of your surgery, extractions, bone grafts, and implants will be performed and your dentures will be inserted and worn during the healing process.
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.