Multiple Tooth Implants
When suffering from tooth loss, there are several dental implant options to choose from. These include single tooth implants, and multiple tooth implants. Multiple tooth implants come in various forms, including the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, implant supported bridges, and the one we are going to highlight here, implant supported dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
An implant supported denture is an option between conventional dentures and full arch dental implants. At Queen Anne Family Dental, we believe in pairing our patients with the right treatment plan to meet their functional and aesthetic goals to provide the best benefits of dental implants.
Understanding Implant Supported Dentures
The implant supported denture is a good solution for the individual looking for a viable option to improve their ability to smile, talk, and chew, without being concerned about dentures slipping and moving around. The support provided by the dental implant also allows for a reduction in bulkiness often seen with other types of dentures.
These types of dentures can be removed. Simply snap them on and off when you need to. This makes it just as easy to maintain your implant supported dentures as it is to maintain traditional dentures.
Are Implant Supported Dentures Right For You?
The loss of your natural teeth can lead to a variety of complications that impact both your emotional and physical health. You could find that it is difficult to speak with clarity. You may feel ashamed of your smile and may begin to hide your smile from those around you. You could also start to experience shifting in your remaining teeth, which could result in a host of additional concerns.
Dentures can be an important part of the restoration of your smile. They can also pose a few potential challenges for those with a busy life. They can slip out of place and can be difficult to speak and eat with. They can also start to cause discomfort as the shape of your gums change. Implant supported dentures can offer a solution that provides the benefits of dentures, without the major challenges that you have been experiencing.
The Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
There are several benefits to implant supported dentures. They are sturdy once in place, and you will not need adhesive to keep them from slipping. Your implant supported dentures will provide you with a significant improvement in your ability to smile, speak, and chew. Your dentures will look, feel, and function much more like your natural teeth did.
The denture appliance can be snapped out when it is time to clean your dentures at the end of the day. This is a great benefit for those who appreciate the ease of maintenance offered by traditional dentures.
While dentures may restore your ability to eat, chew, and enjoy a range of foods that you’d lost the ability to enjoy, there are still some restrictions. Patients who get implant supported dentures find that they are able to enjoy a wider range of foods, including those that may have previously resulted in seeing their dentures slip, however hard food items should be eaten carefully.
Implant supported dentures can replace your traditional dentures and have much more benefits than your current dentures. During your consultation with our oral surgeon, the health of your gums will be evaluated to determine your candidacy for the dental implant procedure. If you require a gum graft, that will be discussed so that you can get an idea as to the timeline for your implant supported dentures. Read our dental implant FAQ and schedule your consultation for implant supported dentures with Queen Anne Family Dental by calling (206) 424-4450.