Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implant Specialists located in West Melbourne, FL
Implant-supported dentures offer a replacement for missing teeth in a natural-looking and feeling way. Anand Shah, DMD, of Celebrity Smiles in West Melbourne, Florida, offers this revolutionary, modern denture option to qualified patients. To learn more about dentures that don’t slip when you chew or cause you to slur your words, call the office to book a consultation today.
Implant Supported Dentures Q & A
What are implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures, sometimes called anchored dentures, are a modern, effective alternative to traditional dentures. While traditional dentures help people with missing teeth restore their ability to chew, speak, and smile, they are an imperfect solution. Traditional dentures sometimes fit awkwardly, require messy adhesives to stay in place, and may slip when you chew or speak.
Implant-supported dentures are customized to your mouth and adhere to implant posts fastened directly into your jawbone, giving the dentures a more secure foundation. The majority of traditional denture wearers have pain with their dentures, and many don’t actually wear them after initial insertion. Implant-supported dentures increase the likelihood that you’ll keep using your dentures, thereby retaining your oral health and function.
Why should I consider implant-supported dentures?
Full or partial dentures may be secured with dental implants. The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- A natural look and feel
- Durable, long-lasting results
- The ability to eat, speak, and smile naturally and easily
- Less risk of movement or slippage
- Easy care and hygiene
- Reduced wear-and-tear on the gums
- Comfortable fit
Dr. Shah thoroughly discusses all the benefits that implant-supported dentures provide during your one-on-one consultation. He’ll help you understand your options so you can make an educated decision as to your smile replacement.
What is the process of getting implant-supported dentures?
If you decide implant-supported dentures are the right smile step for you, Dr. Shah talks you through your options. Usually, a set of four implants are drilled into your jaw bone if you need to replace a full row of teeth. These implants serve as the “roots” for the dentures, which are affixed to the implants. The dentures then stay in your mouth permanently.
Who is a candidate for implant-supported dentures?
If you’re missing a tooth, set of teeth, or an entire row of teeth, you may be a candidate for implant-supported full or partial dentures. You do need healthy gums and adequate bone for successful insertion of the implants. Dr. Shah assesses your oral health to determine your suitability for implant-supported dentures.
You should also commit to preserving good oral health following the insertion of your implant-supported dentures. Brush twice each day and maintain regular visits to the office for check-ups and professional cleanings.
To learn if you’re a candidate for implant-supported dentures, schedule a consultation with Celebrity Smiles by calling the office today.