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Implant Supported Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures in Tracy, CA

If you are missing natural teeth due to factors such as bone loss, decayed teeth, or gum disease, implant-supported dentures are an artificial replacement option to restore the look and function of your smile. 

Miller’s Family Dentistry offers implant-supported dentures to give you back the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Read on to find out more!

What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

Unlike traditional dentures that rest on top of your gums and adhere with suction or a sticky adhesive, implant supported dentures involve a dental procedure in which metal dental implants (titanium posts and titanium screws) are anchored in your jawbone. Implant supported dentures snap into place on top of the implants that are surgically placed in your jaw bone. They help prevent potential slipping or the possibility of the dentures coming loose in your mouth.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are strong and sturdy, making them a popular option for people who are missing all of their teeth. Better yet, they don’t require the maintenance of removable dentures, so there’s no need for nightly soaking or the use of adhesives to secure them.

Permanent dentures provide the patient with:

secure, stable teeth that won’t move around or slip in your mouth

the ability to eat normal foods without the worry of damaging your dentures

a functional, natural-looking smile

a strong and stable jawbone to support facial structure

The Implant Process

An initial examination is done before any work begins to determine if an implant supported denture is suitable for you. Your dentist will review your oral health concerns, take digital dental x-rays, create impressions of your mouth, and record both your medical and dental history. 

Here is a quick look of what to expect during the implant supported denture process:

  • During the first stage of your treatment plan, your dentist will place the implants (titanium screws and titanium posts) into your jawbone.
  • Temporary dentures will be made for you so you are able to use them until the permanent ones are ready for installation.
  • There will be a healing period which typically lasts 3 to 6 months. This period is to ensure that your implants and jawbone fuse together and heal correctly.
  • Next, the healing caps are replaced with regular connectors (abutments). The abutments are the part of the implant in which the prosthetic teeth are attached.

FAQs About Implant-Supported Dentures

When you come in for your initial consultation, we’ll do an exam to determine if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. If you have sufficient jawbone density and strength to support the implants and you don’t have other oral health concerns that would prevent you from getting them, you may be a good candidate.

Yes, your new implant-supported dentures will give you natural-looking, healthy teeth that look and function just like natural teeth.

Implant-supported dentures are much easier to care for than removable dentures. You’ll brush and floss regularly, just like you would with natural teeth. Continue to maintain good oral hygiene habits, and avoid smoking or using other tobacco products. Continue to get regular check-ups and teeth cleanings at least twice a year.

Schedule a Consultation Appointment Today

If you’re interested in learning more about implant supported dentures in Tracy, CA, give Miller’s Family Dentistry a call today at (209) 835-5116. Our dental team is here to provide you with quality dental care to help you achieve your desired smile. We look forward to hearing from you.