Dentures are an excellent way to restore your smile, and when used in conjunction with dental implants, they’re even more comfortable and beneficial to your oral health. Glad Dental P.C. in the Bronx, New York, offers implant supported dentures for patients looking for a denture solution that’s more comfortable and healthy. To learn more, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.
Implant supported dentures are a modern dental technology that keeps your dentures in place with dental implants. While traditional dentures attach to your gums with suction or adhesive, implant supported dentures have a foundation that’s actually fused to your bone structure. This makes them more comfortable and secure than traditional dentures and provides all of the health benefits typically associated with dental implants.
Dental implants are small titanium screws inserted into your jawbone where they function as artificial tooth roots. Your body doesn’t recognize titanium as a foreign substance, so the implant fuses with the bone as you heal from your procedure, providing a strong and sturdy foundation for your dentures, or any other restoration, like a crown or bridge.
Implant supported dentures are generally more stable, secure, and comfortable than regular dentures. This makes them easier to eat and speak with, and leaves you without having to worry about them falling out of your mouth.
Implant supported dentures also have significant health benefits, too. Because the implants become a part of your jaw, they provide stimulation to your jawbone, which helps to prevent bone loss and facial sagging that frequently happens when you’re missing teeth.
First, your dentist places your implants. The team makes a tiny incision in your gum, drills a small hole in your jawbone, and inserts the implant. Your implant fuses with your jawbone over the next few months as you heal from the procedure.
Once your implant fuses with your jaw, your dentist performs another procedure to place the abutments, which are tiny posts that connect your implants to your dentures. After you heal from the abutment placement, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth and sends it to a lab where your dentures are fabricated.
After the lab finishes making your dentures, you come back to Glad Dental P.C. so that your dentist can affix them to the abutments and ensure they fit comfortably. The team makes any necessary adjustments and relines before sending you home with a beautiful and sturdy new smile.
Get started with your implant supported dentures today by calling the office or booking a visit online with the Glad Dental P.C team.