Following advanced tooth loss, we are happy to offer partial and full dentures to restore your smile’s function. If you want to improve the stability and longevity of your advanced tooth replacement prosthetic, we’re happy to offer dental implant supported partials and full dentures. This advanced restoration option 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.
Partial dentures are used to fill the gaps in patients’ smiles that occur when numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth are lost. A gum colored base is molded to fit between healthy dental structures, supporting prosthetic teeth to complete the smile.
Full dentures replace an entire row of teeth. Like partials, they are crafted using a gum colored base to support the replacement teeth. Because there are no healthy teeth remaining, the denture base is molded to fit snuggly against the gum line.
An implant denture restoration plan is completed over the course of two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment 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. Over the course of three to six months, your implant posts will fuse with the gum and bone tissue. Once the implants are fully fused with the supportive structures, we’ll attach your partial or full denture.
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 supported 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.