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Implant Supported Dentures

Dental Implants serve as an artificial root for the placement of prosthetic or artificial teeth. An opening is created into the jaw bone and the artificial root or implant is placed into the opening and protectively covered. The healing process begins as the implant becomes fused with the bone. After the healing process is complete, an attachment is placed into the implant, on which the dentures or other restoration will be placed. Dental implants create a much more secure foundation, able to withstand chewing forces and hold your restoration or denture firmly in place. In fact, recent estimates indicate that implant supported dentures will restore nearly 95% of your chewing ability!

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Benefits of implant-supported bridges and overdentures

  • Help to preserve the bone
  • Restore lost lip support – can minimize the formation of wrinkles
  • Maintain the integrity of the facial structure
  • Increase stability
  • Eliminate the need for adhesives
  • Reduce the chance of pain from ill-fitting dentures
  • Restore natural chewing capacity
  • May improve speech
  • May allow for an open palate for improved ability to taste food.
  • Existing dentures may be retrofitted for use with dental implants

Traditional denture - moves, falls out and results in bone loss

But, there are better options

Fixed - Screwed into place

Removable - Locks securely *or*

Fixed - Screwed into place

 

 
 

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Why Do I Need an Implant Supported Denture Compared to a Conventional Denture?

For many years, conventional dentures were the only denture treatment available. However, conventional dentures caused many problems over time, making them difficult and sometimes painful to wear. Conventional dentures can cause open sores and painful, poor chewing function as the denture moves around over soft tissue. Continuous wearing over time results in loss of alveolar bone (the supportive dental ridge required to support a denture) making it difficult to hold the denture in place, resulting in continual denture relines and adjustments.

The major advantage implant supported dentures can offer is that the implants will hold the denture firmly and solidly in place. What this means for you is a vast improvement in the fit of your dentures, greatly improved chewing ability, and a beautiful, new aesthetic look to your smile.

A lower denture will require at least 2 implants, at least one on each side, to secure them in place. Additional implants are not required; however, they will provide additional stability. Placing 4-8 implants on each arch provides a more secure denture.

Benefits of implants over partial dentures, overdentures and bridges

The major benefits of implants include:

  • A better ability to chew
  • An improved appearance
  • Increased confidence with speaking, smiling, and chewing
  • Maintenance of a healthier diet
  • Compared to traditional crowns and bridges implants are considered far more beneficial over time
  • Implant placement success rates today are nearly 95%

Video Media - Click Here to see a video of a posterior (back tooth) implant procedure or you can click here for a direct link to the video.

Additional information about Dental Implants

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   720 Olive Way #610
   Seattle, WA 98101
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Dr. Adrian Pawlowski is a Seattle Washington Periodontist who specializes in dental implants. Services include perioscopy,
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