What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

Many people are not aware that implants can support dentures to preserve the overall health of their mouths.

Most people don’t realise this, but implant-retained dentures do more than replace missing teeth. The dental implant essentially acts as a tooth root that helps prevent bone tissue loss in the jawbone and preserves the natural look of your smile. These implants will give you a new set of permanent, natural-looking teeth that feel like your own and allow you to eat almost anything again.

If you’re looking for an effective way to improve the appearance and function of your mouth, then the Ashburton Dental Centre is here to help with our wide range of services, including implant-supported dentures. Our team will work hard to ensure you get exactly what you need, so call us today.

Benefits Of Implant Supported Dentures

Why Choose Ashburton Dental Centre for Implant Supported Dentures?

Are you tired of your removable dentures?

We understand that living with a denture is not always simple. It can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even painful at times. You can now have a beautiful smile with implant-supported dentures. We offer high-quality services at an affordable price to provide our patients with the best treatment possible. Our experienced dentists are committed to ensuring patients receive safe and effective dental care.

You don’t have to settle for uncomfortable dentures anymore! With our expert staff and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide you with a comfortable treatment plan that fits into your budget. At Ashburton Dental Centre, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care. That’s why we offer financing options so that every patient has the opportunity to have a healthier smile!

FAQ's About Removable Implant Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice for individuals who have lost most of their teeth due to trauma, dental decay, or gum disease. It may also be an excellent alternative for individuals who don’t want to deal with the constraints of conventional dentures.

A denture supported by metal posts, however, may not be suitable for all patients. An examination of the patient’s jawbone tissue is required before the installation of the implant. Patients must have healthy and sufficient bone tissue. Bone grafting may be necessary if the patient does not have adequate jaw bone structure.

Various factors determine the number of titanium posts required for the most remarkable outcomes. One of the most significant indicators is the density of the jawbone in particular regions of the mouth. Dental implants will need to be placed in specific locations on the patient’s jawbone to hold the custom denture. The bone thickness in these regions must be sufficient enough to sustain the implant.

There’s a difference in the number of implants required for each dental arch. A complete upper denture retention needs four to six implant posts since the upper jaw’s bone is softer. In contrast, a lower denture may require as few as two for complete lower arch restoration. 

Furthermore, partial implant dentures don’t necessarily need as many implants for adequate support as a complete denture does.

Bone grafting is a surgery that some people may need before getting dental implants. It is required when there is inadequate jaw bone mass. However, it may take you a few months to receive your implant after bone grafting. The duration of the healing process will depend on your ability to recover quickly. 

The process varies depending on the patient’s dental health. The following is the basic denture-implant process:

At the initial appointment, a thorough examination is done to determine whether implants are appropriate for you. With careful planning, we will present a treatment plan and an estimate, which will be confirmed after further diagnostic consultation.

The gum is cut open during surgery to expose the bone. The experienced implant dentist will drill a hole in the part where the metal post will be inserted. Because the titanium post will act as a tooth root, it is implanted quite deeply into the bone. The healing period will last around 2 to 6 months, and during this time, osseointegration will occur, providing a secure foundation for the replacement teeth.

If the osseointegration procedure is successful, you will have additional surgery to install the abutment. This minor operation is commonly done under local anaesthesia.

Your dentures will be prepared for you in the laboratory as your implant placement site heals. When the healing is completed, the dentures will be attached to the abutment.

We may provide you with a more detailed quotation after an implant consultation. The cost will differ depending on the number of implants and your oral health condition. On average, implant-supported dentures start at $2,600-$4,000. However, for patients who have lost a significant number of teeth, complete implant replacements for all teeth can easily cost more than $20,000.

The following are the reasons why you cannot have implant-supported dentures: 

Periodontal disease

Gum disease is a problem that must be treated before dental implant surgery can take place. You can’t have this operation if you have active gum disease. An untreated condition around the implant post might progress and cause failure.

Smoking or the use of tobacco products

Smoking has been linked to a greater risk of dental implant failure due to its connection to reduced blood flow. According to several studies, smokers have a 20% chance of getting a dental implant failure.

It is possible to get a dental implant even if you are a smoker. You may have a better result if you quit smoking one week before your dental implant and don’t smoke for at least two months afterwards.

Jaw bone mass is insufficient.

Successful surgery of this type of denture relies on the degree of bone density to support the implant. A qualified health practitioner may not be able to surgically place the implant post in your jaw if there isn’t enough healthy bone mass.

Medical conditions

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or an autoimmune disease that causes your body to recover more slowly, you’re at risk of having a dental implant failure. Osseointegration, in which the titanium post fuses or joins with your jaw bone, may cause a difference in healing time.

The use of certain medicines can also cause dental implant failure. Thus, it’s critical to talk with your oral surgeon before scheduling your procedure.

Poor oral hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene after a dental implant also plays a role in the success rate. If you have limitations that restrict your range of motion or prevent you from cleaning your teeth thoroughly, you are not a suitable candidate for implant-retained dentures.

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