Many people with traditional dentures suffer from complications such as slippage, the inability to eat certain foods, and bothersome adhesive gels and oral glues. Thanks to advancements in reconstructive dentistry, our experienced dentists offer a more stable and aesthetic-pleasing denture option called implant supported dentures. Also known as mini dental implants or implant anchored dentures, the technique can be a great option to restore both form and function to your teeth.
- Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
- The Implant Supported Denture Procedure
- Frequently Asked Questions
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Our doctors make it their mission to utilize the most beneficial techniques to enhance the lives of our patients. Implant supported dentures can offer a number of advantages, including:
Greater Stability – The dentures have a significantly reduced chance of slipping and shifting while you eat or talk.
More natural look and feel – The dentures are precisely aligned and shaped specifically to fit your mouth.
No gels and glues – Because they are implanted, there is no need for adhesives to hold them in place.
Patients who have less than adequate jawbone density for a full dental implant procedure may be candidates for implant supported dentures.
The Implant Supported Denture Procedure
Implant supported denture procedures can often be performed during a one-time, minimally-invasive treatment. Rather than bonding to the jawbone like full dental implants, the small titanium rods are inserted into the gum tissues and act as a root to hold the dentures in place. The dentures are then connected to the tips of the implanted rods resulting in much greater stability. Sutures are generally unnecessary and recovery time is usually minimal. The implant supported dentures are long-lasting and can be a great alternative to traditional dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Am I a candidate for implant dentures?
Implant supported dentures can offer enhanced comfort, security, and confidence to a number of individuals seeking a steadfast alternative to traditional dentures. Ideal candidates for the implant denture procedure have healthy gum tissue and enough jawbone density to accommodate the implants’ insertion into the gums. Additionally, patients should be in relatively good health and have no diseases or conditions that may complicate the healing process. Those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation may not be good candidates for implant dentures.
What is the recovery period like for implant dentures?
Any downtime following the implant supported dentures procedure is generally very minimal. Over-the-counter pain medication can typically alleviate any residual discomfort from treatment. Patients may be advised to limit themselves to a soft-food diet until they grow accustomed to the feeling of their anchored dentures. Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures do not require any additional maintenance besides routine brushing, flossing, and semi-annual dental check-ups.
Does the procedure hurt?
Patients generally report that implant dentures involve no more discomfort than most other major dental procedures. In order to further minimize patient discomfort, this treatment is typically performed utilizing a local anesthesia. At Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, we wish to provide high-quality dental care that is also convenient and comfortable, which is why our cosmetic dentists are highly trained in sedation dentistry techniques that can help ease the apprehensions of those who may experience dental anxiety. While some methods of sedation dentistry induce a sleep-like state, others can allow individuals to enter a calm state of mind prior to the procedure, while remaining fully aware during the course of their treatment.
What else can implant dentures do for me?
In general, implant supported dentures can offer patients freedom from the limitations and inconveniences of removable dentures. One primary benefit of anchoring dentures into place is the ability to eat tougher foods, as well as a wider range of foods. Your dentures should no longer slip uncomfortably, making it easier to chew with confidence. Furthermore, implant dentures can lead to less bone loss when compared to other restorative options, such as traditional dentures and bridges.
How long do implant dentures last?
Implant dentures are designed to be a long-lasting restorative solution that does not require retreatment. The small titanium posts inserted into an individual’s gum tissue to anchor the dentures are meant to stay rooted for a lifetime.
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For more information on implant supported dentures or any other reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry procedures, please contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey today. Our friendly staff and experienced doctors would love to answer all your dental questions.