At Town Center Dental, our dentist recommends implant-supported dentures for their many benefits compared to traditional dentures. They are full arch tooth replacement prosthetics held in place by dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. Once the implants have healed and integrated with the jawbone, the denture can be secured using clips or attachments.
The main benefit of implant-supported dentures is that they offer patients a complete smile restoration without requiring them to undergo more complex procedures. Also, the patient's facial appearance is not compromised since the jawbone will not shrink as it would if they were wearing a traditional denture. For a successful outcome, the patient will need to have enough bone in the jaw for the implants to be placed and heal correctly.
The Procedure for Implant-Supported Dentures
During your initial visit, the dentist will evaluate your oral condition to determine if an implant-supported denture is a viable option. If you are determined to be a good candidate for the procedure, our dentist will take a 3D scan of your mouth to ensure a precise and comfortable restoration.
Next, the impressions are sent to the lab where your custom-crafted dentures will be created. Finally, the implant-supported denture is secured to the dental implants after the gums and jawbone have had time to heal properly.
Patients who choose implant-supported dentures can enjoy their favorite foods again, smile with confidence, and speak normally without fearing that their dentures may slip out or move.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
There are several benefits to choosing implant-supported dentures over traditional dentures. Unlike conventional dentures, with implant-supported dentures, you do not have to worry about your dentures slipping or causing discomfort when you are chewing food. You also don’t have to worry about your speech being affected. With implant-supported dentures, you will be able to eat and speak normally.
Another benefit of opting for implant-supported dentures is that dental implants help to preserve jawbone structure. Tooth loss can lead to the deterioration of existing bone tissues and may cause the jawbone to shrink over time. If you opt for implant-supported dentures, you can prevent jawbone loss and the associated complications.
If you want to learn more about how implant-supported dentures can improve your quality of life, visit Town Center Dental at 301 E Cook St, Ste F, Santa Maria, CA 93454, or call (805) 925-2652 to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist today!