What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures can restore a full arch of teeth and enhance your quality of life. This restorative solution will reverse jawbone depletion, allowing your smile to stay healthy. Unlike traditional dentures that tend to slip and slide around your mouth, implant-supported dentures are secured in place using dental implants fused into the jawbone.
At Alpha Dental Practice, we offer two types of implant-supported dentures: fixed and removable. Our fixed option provides constant stability, while our removable option makes for easy cleaning. Either way, both of these tooth replacement options will bring a variety of benefits to your life.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
The implant-supported denture has become a more preferred option for patients missing a majority of their teeth. They provide patients with a wide variety of benefits, including:
- No adhesives
- Allows you to eat your favorite foods with no restrictions
- Enjoy a more comfortable, customized fit
- Speak with confidence
- No slipping and sliding
Receiving Your Implant-Supported Dentures
Once you’ve completed your initial consultation with Dr. Assi, we’ll begin your treatment by placing your dental implants. We’ll fasten four to six implants into your jawbone where they’ll naturally bond together.
From there, we’ll place your temporary denture set while you heal for the next three to six months. This allows a substantial amount of time for the implants to fuse to your jawbone.
At your next appointment, Dr. Assi will place the abutments, which help connect the implants to your denture piece. Once we make sure the dentures properly fit into the abutments, we’ll permanently secure them into place. Now, you have a beautiful new smile that you’re ready to proudly show off.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Patients missing a majority of their teeth or suffering from badly damaged or decayed teeth are ideal candidates for receiving implant-supported dentures. It’s also essential that patients have adequate bone mass in their jaws to provide enough support for the dental implants. To determine if implant-supported dentures are right for your dental situation, schedule a 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?
To properly care for your new smile, follow any instructions given to you by Dr. Assi after your procedure is complete. To assist in smooth recovery, we suggest following these guidelines:
- Take extra precautions when brushing around the surgical site
- Stick to a soft food diet until the surgical area is fully healed
- Avoid using straws
- Avoid spitting
- Take any over-the-counter pain relievers as prescribed
- Use a cold compress to help decrease pain and swelling
Once you’ve fully recovered, your implant-supported dentures are easy to care for. You’ll brush and floss them just like your natural teeth, but be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Make sure to visit our Coral Springs office once every six months for regular checkups and professional cleanings to keep your oral health in excellent condition.
How much do implant-supported dentures cost?
The cost of your implant-supported dentures will vary depending on a number of factors. This includes the state of your oral health, the type of dentures used, and if you’ll need a supplemental procedure. To get an accurate breakdown of your treatment cost, schedule a consultation with Dr. Assi at our Coral Springs dental office.
Make Sliding Dentures a Thing of the Past
At Alpha Dental Practice, we offer implant-supported dentures as an alternative to traditional dentures. If you’re looking for a solution to missing teeth that provides comfort, a natural appearance, and no food restrictions, implant-supported dentures may be right for you.
To learn more about this restorative treatment, contact our office by calling our Coral Springs at (954)-228-8509 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Assi. You can also get in touch by filling out our online contact form.