If you want to restore natural chewing and speaking function following the loss of an entire dental arch, you may be a great candidate for implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained prosthetics attach directly to the jawbone with the implant and offer far superior support than traditional dentures. Many of our Palm City, FL, patients choose this restorative treatment to avoid denture shifting while eating and speaking. Dr. Rene Aviles, holds memberships with local and national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Atlantic Coast District Dental Association, Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (California), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Implant-supported dentures are attached directly to the jawbone, providing exceptional stability and comfort.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-supported Dentures?
Candidates for implant-retained dentures are often dissatisfied with the performance of their traditional dentures. Removable dentures are prone to slipping and falling out of place, which can make eating, speaking, and socializing uncomfortable or even embarrassing. If you plan to undergo several tooth extractions, you may also be a candidate for implant-retained dentures. There are many oral health benefits to receiving dental implant posts. As with any oral surgery, Dr. Aviles will need to determine you are in good overall oral health and free from any conditions that could complicate surgery and recovery.
Following placement of your implant-retained dentures, you can enjoy improved speech clarity, a fully restored diet, improved bite, and a long-term solution to tooth loss.
To receive the implant posts, patients must have adequate jawbone density. During your consultation, Dr. Aviles will conduct a thorough exam, which may include the use of our state-of-the-art Planmeca ProMax® 3D scanner to obtain a comprehensive analysis of your bite alignment and jawbone health. If Dr. Aviles finds that you have insufficient jawbone mass, you may be eligible to undergo a bone graft and sotf tissue graft to gain candidacy for dental implants.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures?
Patients who undergo implant placement at our dental practice can enjoy the restoration's outstanding function. Implant-supported dentures provide exceptional stability and comfort since the prosthetic attaches directly to the jawbone thru the implant. This treatment allows implant posts to replace tooth roots, which aids in halting jawbone atrophy following tooth loss. This can help prevent the sunken appearance that some individuals experience following complete tooth loss.
Traditional dentures can require frequent visits and adjustments. Many of our patients prefer implant-supported dentures since they require less adjustments. In fact, following dental implant placement, you may find that implant-supported dentures feel and function like your natural teeth.
Following the placement of your implant-retained dentures, you can enjoy:
- Improved speech clarity
- A fully restored diet
- Improved bite balance
- Improved facial appearance
- A long-term solution to tooth loss
How Are Implant-retained Dentures Placed?
To receive an implant-supported denture, you will first need to undergo dental implant placement. During the straightforward oral surgery, the doctor will apply local anesthesia and possibly administer oral sedation to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Then, the doctor will make an incision in your gums to access your jawbone. The implant post will be placed, and any incisions will be sutured. You will walk out of the office with a temporary prosthesis.
The treatment timeline for implant-supported dentures is generally three to six months. During your recovery, your jawbone will fuse with the implant through a process called osseointegration. Once you are fully healed, an impressions of the integrated implants and your jaws will be made. The molds will be mounted on an articulator and sent to a laboratory that will manufacture your custom denture. Once your prosthetic arrives at our dental office, Dr. Aviles will make sure the denture is a perfect fit.
Schedule Your Restorative Treatment Today
Implant-supported dentures can help restore your bite and self-confidence. To schedule your dental implant consultation, send our office a message at the bottom of this page or call (772) 208-9201 today. If you have concerns about financing, Palm City Dentistry gladly offers CareCredit 12-month, interest-free payment plans.