Implant Supported Dentures:
Restoring Function and Improving Smiles
Implant-supported dentures provide greater stability, improved function, and a more natural appearance. Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center are experts in implant-supported dentures, we understand that this dental solution can be life-changing for those seeking a comfortable and stable alternative to traditional dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures: The Procedure
The implant-supported denture procedure is a multi-step process that typically requires multiple appointments with Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center. During the initial consultation, Dr. Monahan will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures. This may involve x-rays or CT scans to assess your bone density and identify any potential issues that may need to be addressed prior to the procedure.
Once we have determined that you are a good candidate, the next step is to place the dental implants. This is done through a surgical procedure that involves placing titanium posts into the jawbone. These posts serve as the anchors for the denture and provide a stable foundation for the prosthetic teeth.
After the implants have been placed, a healing period of several months is required to allow the implants to fuse with the jawbone. Once the implants have fully integrated, the abutments and connectors are placed onto the implants, and the denture is attached to the connectors.
Types of Implant-Supported Dentures
There are two types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. Bar-retained dentures use a thin metal bar that is attached to the implants, while ball-retained dentures use a ball-and-socket mechanism to attach the denture to the implant. Your dental specialist will recommend the best type of implant-supported denture for your unique needs.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures offer numerous benefits over traditional dentures, including:
- Greater stability: Implant-supported dentures are securely anchored in the jawbone, providing a stable and secure fit that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
- Improved function: Traditional dentures can slip or shift during eating and speaking, causing discomfort and embarrassment. Implant-supported dentures eliminate these issues, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and speak clearly.
- More natural appearanceM: Implant-supported dentures look and feel like natural teeth, providing a more attractive and youthful appearance.
- Improved oral health: Implant-supported dentures help to preserve the jawbone, preventing bone loss that can occur with traditional dentures. They also make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene, as they can be cleaned just like natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent solution for those seeking a more comfortable, stable, and natural-looking alternative to traditional dentures. With the guidance of Dr. Shawn Monahan, you can enjoy the many benefits that implant-supported dentures offer. Don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about this life-changing dental solution.