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
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
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
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,
- 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%
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