Implant Supported Dentures
If you are missing all of your top or bottom teeth, then you may have considered conventional dentures as a replacement. While conventional dentures have helped countless Americans restore their smiles, they have significant disadvantages. Implant supported dentures are a relatively new treatment that offers all the same benefits with far fewer drawbacks. Beaverton Oral Surgeons can help you decide if implant supported dentures are right for you.
The Basics of Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures combine the best of both implants and dentures to give you an optimal full arch restoration. Implants are metal screws that go inside your jaw and actually bond with your bone. Dentures are an efficient method of replacing a full arch of teeth. While dentures have been used for centuries, implants are relatively new. Implants mean that dentures do not have to rest on your gums but can instead be fixed to the implants themselves. This gives you the kind of stability that conventional dentures could never hope to achieve.
How Implant Supported Dentures Can Help You
Regardless of whether you are on your fifth set of dentures or have yet to extract your unhealthy top or bottom teeth, implant supported dentures can help you. The stability offered by implants means that these dentures will never click or shift in your mouth. The result is that you do not have to worry about slurring your words, giving up any of your favorite foods, or losing your bite strength. Because implants are the restorative option that most closely mimics natural teeth, they have superior comfort compared to bulky dentures. Even if you have a sensitive gag reflex implant supported dentures are less likely to aggravate it.
One notable benefit of implant supported dentures that is worth drawing attention to is their affordability. While conventional dentures can seem cheaper at first glance, you should consider the long-term costs. Implants are designed to last a lifetime. On the other hand, conventional dentures can actually degrade the rest of your oral health by wearing down your gums and the bone beneath.
What Can You Expect When Getting Implant Supported Dentures?
Because every patient is different, so is every treatment plan for receiving implant supported dentures. Most treatments, though, will require you to visit our office at least a few times. We will start with an exam so that we have a thorough understanding of what the interior and exterior of your mouth looks like. With this data, we can create a precise surgical guide that will help us place the implants, which can usually be done in a single sitting with only local anesthesia. It will take time to fabricate your permanent dentures, and for your implants to bond with your jaw. When both are complete, you can return to us for final adjustments.
Get the Dentures of the Future
Implant supported dentures take advantage of dental implant technology to eliminate the disadvantages of conventional dentures. To find out more about how this revolutionary treatment can help you, call us at (971) 249-8370 to meet with one of Beaverton Oral Surgeons’s dental experts today!