Everything you need to know about implant-supported dentures
If you’ve lost some or all your teeth, you might think your fate is sealed by wearing traditional dentures for the rest of your life. However, the good news is that you can get a stable solution to replace your teeth from the Peninsula Dental Implant Center in the San Francisco bay area. We provide implant-supported dentures, which are a middle ground between traditional dentures and full-arch dental implants.
What are implant-supported dentures?
If you are looking for a cost-effective teeth replacement option that improves your oral functionality significantly, implant-supported dentures are the way to go. Unlike traditional dentures that rely on adhesives for stability, implant-supported dentures are held in place by implants inserted in the jawbone, providing a more stable solution. These dentures are supported in fewer implants and can snap in our out of dental implants.
What are the benefits?
With implant-supported dentures, you have an excellent alternative to removable dentures as they replace your teeth permanently. They also offer the following benefits:
- Look and function like natural teeth
- Improve oral functionality, helping you smile and chew better
- Prevent bone loss by stimulating the jawbone
- The implant dentures system is stable and doesn’t require messy adhesives to stay in place
- Taking care of implant-supported dentures isn’t that cumbersome
What to expect during the procedure
The procedure for getting implant-supported dentures takes time. The first step is an initial consultation with Dr. Shivani Gupta, where it will be determined if you have adequate jawbone to support the dental implants. The next step then involves surgically inserting the implants into your jawbone. These biocompatible implant posts will take a few months to fuse with the bone through osseointegration.
Once fusion is complete, a small incision will be made in the gum tissue to place the abutments, which connect the implants to the dentures. Healing takes about two to three weeks, after which you will return to Dr. Gupta for installation of the dentures. Once installed, these dentures will be permanent and can only be removed by a dentist.
Life after dentures
As you can see, getting implant-supported dentures isn’t an overnight thing. But don’t be discouraged by the lengthy period — the wait is well worth it because you receive teeth replacements that will serve you for many years to come.
After the fitment of your dentures, it will take some time to adjust when speaking and eating. However, after a few days, you will get used to your new set of teeth, and they will start feeling like your natural teeth.
Taking care of your dentures
Taking care of implant-supported dentures is pivotal in extending their longevity and keeping gum disease at bay. Generally, caring for and maintaining your dentures isn’t all that different from maintaining your natural teeth. Dr. Gupta advises you to brush at least twice a day, use waterpik device to clean your teeth well, and visit a dentist every six months.
Are you looking for a reasonably permanent solution to replace your teeth? Please dial (650) 232-7650 to book an appointment with Peninsula Dental Implant Center. We offer natural-looking implant-supported dentures to improve your look and oral functionality.
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