Smile Confidently With Dentures
Do you suffer from multiple missing teeth? Implant-supported dentures are the perfect treatment option for patients with severe tooth loss. Visit Alpha Dental Practice & Implant Center to learn about how you can start enjoying your favorite foods and live a more confident life. Learn more about how Dr. Assi and our expert staff can address your oral health needs with dentures.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures restore a full arch of missing teeth to enhance your quality of life. Unlike traditional dentures, this solution reverses jawbone deterioration, helping your smile stay healthy. Implant-supported dentures are secured in place by dental implants that are fused with the jawbone, preventing them from shifting out of place.
Learn more about how implant-supported dentures can give you a beautiful smile that’s ready for any occasion or family photo.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Patients prefer implant-supported dentures to replace their missing teeth due to the security of dental implants. Patients also benefit from a wide variety of advantages, including:
- No adhesives needed
- Allows you to eat your favorite foods
- Speak with more confidence
- No slipping and sliding
Receiving Your Implant-Supported Dentures
You’ll begin the process of receiving implant-supported dentures by scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Assi, where the health of your jaw and gums will be evaluated to determine your candidacy for treatment. Afterwards, you’ll return to our office for the procedure of placing four to six implants into your jawbone where they’ll naturally bond.
It will take three to six months for your implants to fuse completely with the jawbone — done through a process called osseointegration. During this recovery period, we’ll place a temporary denture to protect the area while it’s healing.
At your final appointment, Dr. Assi will place abutments, which connect the implants to your denture piece. Once we make sure your custom-made dentures fit properly, we’ll secure them in place permanently so you don’t have to worry about the piece moving out of place. Now, you’ll have a beautiful smile that you’re ready to proudly show off.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Patients who are missing a majority of their teeth or are suffering from badly damaged or decayed teeth are ideal candidates for receiving implant-supported dentures. It’s essential that patients have adequate bone mass in their jaws to provide a strong surface for the dental implants. To determine whether implant-supported dentures are right for you, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Assi by calling our Coral Springs office at (954) 228-8509.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I care for my implant-supported dentures?
Dr. Assi will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new implant-supported dentures. To assist in a smooth recovery, we suggest the following guidelines:
- Brush gently around the surgical site
- Stick to a soft food diet until the surgical site is fully healed
- Avoid spitting and using straws
- Take any over-the-counter pain relievers as prescribed
- Use a cold compress to help decrease pain and swelling
After the surgical site has healed, you can start taking care of your dentures almost as if they’re your natural teeth. This includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily, while making sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s also important to schedule biannual visits at our Coral Springs office for regular checkups and professional dental cleanings to keep your oral health in excellent condition.
How much do implant-supported dentures cost?
The cost of implant-supported dentures depends on several factors, including the state of your oral health, the types of dentures needed, and if you’ll require a supplemental procedure. To get an accurate breakdown of your treatment cost, it’s important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Assi at our Coral Springs dental office. He’ll be able to evaluate the health of your gums and jaw to determine how much professional attention is needed for implant-supported dentures.
Is the implant-supported dentures procedure painful?
Dr. Assi and our expert staff will apply a local anesthetic to your gums before the procedure to eliminate any pain you may experience throughout the procedure. Patients report feeling slight discomfort after the process, but this usually subsides within a week. Dr. Assi recommends taking over-the-counter medications or using a cold compress to help alleviate any sensitivity you may have.
If you continue to experience significant pain after the procedure, call our Coral Springs office right away at (954)-228-8509 to receive immediate assistance from our team.
Should I change my diet during my recovery?
Dr. Assi recommends a few dietary changes during the recovery period to ensure that your dentures fit perfectly with the rest of your teeth. It’s best to avoid overly hot or cold drinks like tea or smoothies. Foods that are tough to chew, spicy, or crunchy should also not be eaten. Softs foods like applesauce or yogurt are recommended for the first week after your procedure. By following these temporary changes, your dentures will fit correctly and you’ll soon have a smile you can be happy about.
Have a Smile That’s Beautiful and Strong
Alpha Dental Practice offers implant-supported dentures as a revolutionary alternative to traditional dentures. If you’re looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth that provides comfort, a natural appearance, and no food restrictions, implant-supported dentures may be right for you. Call our Coral Springs office at (954) 228-8509 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Assi and learn more.