What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Removable dentures, both complete and partial, need some sort of adhesive in order to stay in place. Implanted dentures are connected to metal posts in your jawbone so they fit secure and stable without the use or hassle of adhesives or pastes. You can eat, speak, and smile with confidence knowing that your implant-supported dentures will not come out. Implanted dentures look beautiful and can be used just like natural teeth. At KFA Dental Excellence in Farmingdale, NY, you can have custom implant dentures that feel comfortable and look natural. Learn more about implant dentures and if they are a good option for your needs when you schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists.
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Should I Get Implant-Secured Dentures?
If you're currently wearing removable dentures or if you need dentures to replace most of your teeth, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures don't require adhesives or soaking, which makes them much more convenient for some people. Other notable differences with implant-supported dentures are that you will have more food options, and they can be treated just like regular teeth. At your consultation, we will examine your oral health to determine if your jawbone and gums are strong enough to securely hold the implanted posts. If needed, bone and/or gum grafts can be performed to strengthen specific areas before inserting the implants.
What is the Implant-Secured Denture Process?
To make sure your mouth is healthy enough for implant dentures, we will perform a dental exam using digital imaging to better understand the health of your gums and jawbone. If your jawbone or gums are too weak, we may need to do a bone and/or gum graft. As soon as the area is fully healed, we can put in your implants.
Your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia, or another form of sedation, before the surgery. One of our highly skilled dentists will make surgical incisions in your gums and insert the implants into the holes in your jawbone. Your incisions will be closed with the top portion of the implant post showing above your gumline. We will cover the posts with a temporary denture while your mouth heals over the next 4 – 6 months. During this time, the implants will integrate with your jawbone and gums. When the posts are strong enough, your custom dentures will be connected to the implants and adjusted for a secure fit.
What is the Recovery for Implant-Secured Dentures?
Once your dentures are set, it may feel a little bit funny to eat and speak. This is completely normal, and over time, they will feel like your own natural teeth. Caring for implant-secured dentures is similar to caring for your regular teeth; they can be cleaned with regular flossing and brushing. Maintaining your yearly exams and biannual cleanings at KFA Dental Excellence will help us to continue to evaluate and monitor the fit and stability of your implant-supported dentures. If properly cared for, they can last many years. When the time comes to adjust or replace them, KFA Dental Excellence will work with you to keep your mouth healthy, beautiful, and functioning properly.
Implant-supported dentures restore your smile and help you eat and talk without trouble. Enjoy life with confidence in the stability of your dentures when you choose KFA Dental Excellence. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you get an attractive smile that is strong, natural, and beautiful.