If you are missing teeth, there are several available options for figuring out how to repair and replace teeth. There are benefits and drawbacks to solutions for missing teeth, but it can be a bit rigid to pick just one option for some.
At our office, we can help you pick the right denture for you. We at Delaware Periodontics have the perfect compromise: Implant-supported dentures.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that connect to integrated dental implants. This can be a fixed restoration as in an All on 4®, or removable. Using the implants for support instead of the patients jaw allows the dentures to be more stable, and often not cover the roof of the mouth. The denture can often be delivered at the same time the implants are inserted and teeth come out.
How Do They Work?
Our doctors will work closely with your restorative dentist to design the implant denture the implants are placed precisely so that they fit inside of the future restoration. Once the implants have fused to the bone your restorative dentist will finalize the implant-supported denture. Whether fixed in place or removable, implant-supported dentures can give you the confidence of a stable set of teeth.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Unlike traditional dentures, these will not move. They are attached to the implants for support. This stability negates the most common problem of traditional dentures and it is why it has become the minimal standard of care for the lower jaw.
Once secure in your mouth, they will not be removed or jostled by eating or talking. It will give you the confidence that regular removable dentures do not.
Who Is Eligible?
This is a great procedure for those with missing teeth, but it will not work for everyone. You need to have enough healthy bone for the implants to take effect. We will be able to have a personal conversation with you and come up with the best way to give you implant-supported dentures that will help you improve your life.
If you think implant-supported dentures are the best way to replace your missing teeth, then please call Delaware Periodontics at 302-551-3553 today. We will be able to help you figure out what your implant-supported dentures will look like and how they will improve your new life!