Implant-Supported Dentures Can Durably Restore Your Oral Health
At Sonoran Dental Design, Dr. Ann Sielicki is committed to providing our patients with the most beautiful and functional restorations available. If you have suffered extensive tooth loss, she will likely recommend implant-supported dentures. Like traditional dentures, they can help you chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence. However, in contrast to traditional restorations, they also provide superior stability and important health benefits. At our Scottsdale, AZ, practice, Dr. Sielicki can accurately determine your candidacy for implant-supported dentures.
An implant-supported denture may be an excellent solution if you are missing all of your teeth or if you have large gaps in your smile. This type of restoration may also be a good choice if you need to have multiple teeth extracted due to widespread decay or gum disease.
Before you can receive dental implants, you will need to undergo treatment for current oral health concerns. Dr. Sielicki will evaluate your oral health and the strength of your jawbone. Implants require healthy bone density to support the titanium.
Dental professionals agree that implant-supported dentures are the optimal method of replacing multiple missing teeth.
Following tooth loss, the jawbone may begin to recede because it is no longer receiving stimulation from the tooth’s roots. Without sufficient bone density, the implants will not be able to provide a suitable foundation for your denture. Fortunately, a bone grafting procedure can help to rebuild healthy tissue for patients who have suffered significant jawbone recession.
The Treatment Process for Implant-Supported Dentures
Dr. Sielicki does not place implants, but she maintains relationships with the best oral surgeons in Arizona. Dr. Sielicki will refer you to an excellent doctor who will perform the placement procedure. Implants are made of biocompatible titanium, so they will fuse with your jawbone after surgery. Healing will usually take between four and six months, after which time Dr. Sielicki will attach your denture. She will design this prosthetic very carefully, making sure that it fits securely over your gums and fills out your lips and cheeks.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures a Good Option for You?
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Dental professionals agree that implant-supported dentures are the optimal method of replacing multiple missing teeth. Restorations supported by implants are more stable than their traditional counterparts. Your prosthetic will never slip out of your mouth, meaning you can enjoy a full and unrestricted diet. You will also feel much more confident when you eat, speak, and smile in front of others.
Additionally, implant-supported dentures look more natural than traditional prosthetics. Even with our meticulous design process, a standard denture requires a plastic base that fits over your gums. However, a fixed denture is attached directly on top of your gum line, just like your natural teeth.
Implants are also very important for your lifelong oral health. By replacing the missing tooth’s roots with titanium implants, you can prevent jawbone recession and even stimulate new tissue growth.