Implant-supported dentures are an advanced tooth replacement option for patients missing several teeth or an entire dental arch. Supported by dental implants, this restoration is designed to renew patients' ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. In combination with implant posts, implant-supported dentures can also preserve your long-term oral health and the structure of your smile. Our team at Oral Surgery Associates near Monroe, LA, can place and restore dental implants to ensure the highest quality care from start to finish. We take the time to listen to our patients' goals and preferences before designing a custom treatment plan.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
While traditional dentures rest atop your gums and are held in place by suction and a dental adhesive, implant-supported dentures are affixed to dental implants surgically inserted into your jawbone. Dental implants are designed to replace missing tooth roots, providing greater stability for custom restorations. Typically, patients require six to eight dental implants to support a full denture. However, we also offer partial dentures to address more intermittent tooth loss. After dental implant placement, patients must wait approximately three to six months before receiving their final prosthesis.
Supported by dental implants, this restoration is designed to renew patients' ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
For your benefit, we offer several types of dental implants, which can support an implant-supported denture. We also provide Teeth-in-a-Day for the right candidates. This procedure enables us to restore full form and function to your smile immediately following surgery. After evaluating your smile and the available jawbone, we can determine which option is best suited to your needs.
The Unrivaled Benefits
Implant-supported dentures offer several benefits when compared to traditional removable dentures, including:
Traditional dentures can move or slip when you eat or speak, and even produce a clicking sound. Implant-supported dentures fit securely in your smile. As they are attached to dental implants, you never have to worry about them shifting out of place.
Implant-supported dentures replace the entire tooth, from root to crown, delivering the most natural-looking aesthetics. We can carefully craft your prosthetic to complement your facial features for the most beautiful results.
Improved Oral Health
Implant-supported dentures protect your jawbone health and preserve the longevity of your smile. Once they are secured in place, implant posts stimulate the nerves in your jawbone, much like former tooth roots. As a result, they can prevent future bone atrophy, which is common after tooth loss. They can also help you avoid a sunken, hollowed look which can result from jawbone deterioration.
No Dietary Restrictions
Traditional dentures impose dietary limitations, whereas implant-supported dentures enable you to eat your favorite foods with confidence.
Contact Us for a Consultation
Implant-supported restorations can not only improve your appearance and dental function, but also your overall quality of life. As a result, when you invest in implant-supported dentures, you are investing in your long-term health and well-being. If you are struggling with significant tooth loss and want to learn more about implant-supported dentures, contact us today online to discuss your options with our skilled dentists. You can also call Oral Surgery Associates at (318) 388-2621.