Implant-supported dentures provide a long-term replacement option for a full arch of missing teeth. Patients with a full set of missing teeth or who need their teeth removed benefit from the stability, natural function, and appearance of an implant-supported denture. Implant secured dentures offer the added oral health benefits of dental implants.
First Light Dental of Coastal Virginia offers patients high-quality, natural-looking dental implants all under one roof. Our dental implant team provides personalized consultations and treatment planning for predictable and durable results. Dr. William Harper works personally with a high-quality dental lab to ensure durable and beautiful aesthetics. We are dedicated to helping patients restore their oral health through the most innovative implant techniques.
Implant-supported dentures use strategically placed implants to optimize available healthy bone tissue. Through careful planning, Dr. Harper provides a wider range of patients with implant-supported dentures. A denture is typically secured using at least 4 well-placed dental implants. The exact number of implants will vary depending on the patient’s oral health and goals. Securing a denture with dental implants helps patients enjoy a more stable bite and confident smile.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
After tooth loss, patients become susceptible to bone loss. Missing teeth weaken the integrity and form of the bite and jaw. Without the tooth roots in place, the bone begins to break down and can lead to jaw regression. Dental implants are the most natural and secure way to replace missing teeth.
Implants are made from biocompatible titanium material. The implant is designed to integrate with the jaw bone gradually and supports long-term stability. Dental implants can prevent bone loss and support a healthier, better functioning bite.
Patients with an existing denture may have it secured using dental implants. Dr. Harper can help patients determine if dental implants are the right treatment for them.
FAQ: Implant-Supported Denture
Are implant-supported dentures better than a traditional dentures?
Our dental care team makes all dentures high-quality, natural-looking and durable. Dental implant secured dentures provide the added benefits that dental implants offer patients with missing teeth. The dental implants help to retain the jaw bone structure and support the integrity and shape of the face.
Implant secured dentures allow patients to enjoy a healthy, varied diet without limitation. Implant secured dentures also give patients the confidence that their dentures will not slip while speaking or eating.
Do dental implant secured dentures require special maintenance?
Implant-secured dentures can be cared for and maintained as you would your natural teeth. An implant secured denture should be brushed and flossed twice daily, and patients should visit the dentist at least once every six months. Routine dental checkups can help Dr. Harper recognize any potential concerns early for conservative treatment.
If I already have a denture, can I secure it using dental implants?
Many patients with an existing denture are candidates for a dental implant secured denture. Implants require a suitable amount of healthy bone tissue for a successful result. A personalized dental health consultation with your Newport News dentist can help determine if you are a good candidate for an implant-secured denture.
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