At South Windsor Dental, we’re proud to offer high quality traditional removable dentures. However, if you want to improve the stability and longevity of your advanced tooth replacement prosthetic, we’re happy to offer implant dentures in South Windsor. This state-of-the-art restoration replaces missing teeth from the roots up, giving patients back their healthy, natural smile function. If you’re ready to find out more about implant dentures, call to schedule a tooth replacement consultation at South Windsor Dental today. During a tooth replacement consultation, we’ll review all of your tooth replacement options and help you to find the best solution to put the smile back on your face.
An implant denture looks much like a traditional denture. It features a custom-made, gum-colored acrylic base that fits snugly over your gums. This base is set with lifelike replacement teeth. The big difference lies in how they stay in place. While traditional dentures rely on suction, adhesives, or metal clasps, implant dentures are anchored firmly into your jawbone just like natural teeth! This makes them virtually indistinguishable from the real thing in every way. Depending on your unique needs and goals, we may offer the following.
As their name implied, fixed implant dentures are designed to stay in place unless a dentist removes them. This means you’ll eat, sleep, and go about your daily live without removing your dentures at all!
Alternatively, we also offer removable implant dentures that snap onto and off of the dental implants in your mouth. This allows the patient to remove the dentures for cleaning, and often requires less jawbone density.
The process of getting an implant denture is completed over the course of four main treatment phases. The first phase of treatment is naturally the consultation and any necessary preliminary treatments. Then, the second phase is the surgical placement of dental implant posts. To support a partial or full denture, we usually need to place between three and six dental implant posts. The placement procedure is simple, safe, and comfortable. We make a small incision in the soft tissue. Then, a dental implant post is placed into the jawbone. The third stage takes place over the course of three to six months, as your implant posts fuse with the gum and bone tissue. Once the implants are fully fused with the supportive structures, you’ll visit us for the final step where we’ll attach your partial or full denture.
Most patients are great candidates for implant dentures. Oral health issues like cavities and gum disease can threaten the success of your implant dentures, so these problems will need to be addressed first. You’ll also need to have adequate jawbone density, which can often be an issue for patients facing severe tooth loss. Fortunately, there are a variety of advanced dental implant procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lifts that can help get you ready for your brand-new smile.
There are many reasons why patients choose to replace missing teeth with an implant partial or full denture. Some of the benefits of dental implant restoration include:
Your implant denture should be brushed and flossed just like your healthy, natural smile. In order to remove plaque and tartar buildup between the denture and gum line, you may want to consider using an air or water flosser. These specialized flossing tools allow patients to prevent periimplantitis. This form of gum disease that impacts patients with dental implants is one of the leading causes of implant failure, so it’s important to keep your implant denture healthy and functional for two decades or longer.