Implant Supported Dentures
Traditional dentures sit on top of your gums and have nothing to anchor to, which can cause them to be uncomfortable, unreliable, and negatively impact your quality of life.”.
Alternatively, implant supported dentures are secure and strong. They are very similar to healthy natural teeth. Implant supported dentures have changed the way patients look at dentures. .
What are Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures are far more reliable than standard, full dentures. They are also less expensive than full dental implants (one implant for one tooth). They strike the right balance between cost and effectiveness, which makes them a good choice for most patients who need a new full set of teeth. Here’s what you need to know about implant supported dentures:
- In this procedure, Dr. Clagett places a few implants in the jawbone (just the implant, not a full tooth). These implants are made from titanium and naturally fuse with the surrounding bone and gums. The implant supported denture requires just a few implants, where as a regular dental implant requires 1 implant for each tooth.
- The number of implants required are determined by your oral health. Sometimes, only two implants are required
- Once the implants are placed, sometimes a denture can be placed immediately. Other times the implants need to heal before the denture is snapped or screwed onto the implants.
- Once the implants are placed, the dentist will attach temporary dentures to them until the areas where the implants were placed are fully healed. After the healing, the permanent implant supported dentures are placed
- Once the dentures are in place they can be in place for a life time if they’re taken care of properly.
What are the advantages of implant supported dentures?
The dental procedure offers a number of advantages. Here are some of the biggest advantages of implant supported dentures:
- Cost effective – This option is cost-effective because patients need fewer implants in each jaw compared to other implant-supported dental procedures. Fewer implants means patients spend less time in surgery and don’t need as many titanium posts and abutments – reducing the overall cost.
- Healing – Fewer implants also means patients have fewer areas that need to heal. In some cases, dentists can attach the replacement arches immediately after the implant is placed.
Remember that you need to consult with Dr. Clagett to determine your oral health and if implant supported dentures are the best option for you.
If you want to know more about dental implants and implant supported dentures, don’t hesitate to contact us at Clagett Periodontics and book a consultation today.