Implant Supported Dentures

Tooth loss, or edentulism, can have devastating effects on your oral health, overall health, and quality of life. For patients who’ve lost most or all of their teeth on their upper and/or lower dental ridges, those effects can be even more profound. To address those effects, and to simultaneously restore your bite’s function and your smile’s appearance, your dentist may recommend a partial or full denture. The prosthesis can be custom-designed according to the size, shape, and specifications of your dental ridge, with an appropriate number of lifelike replacement teeth to rebuild your smile. By coupling your denture with a series of dental implants, you can also enjoy a stronger, healthier jawbone and improved long-term oral health.

Benefits of Implant Dentures

Partial and full dentures can do wonders in restoring your ability to smile confidently and enjoy your favorite foods again. With a full smile, you can also enunciate your words more clearly and take better care of the healthy, natural teeth that remain. However, traditional dentures cannot address the loss of your teeth roots, which can lead to the gradual degradation of your jawbone. By securing your partial or full denture to an appropriate number of dental implant posts, you can enjoy a restored smile and a reduced risk of experiencing further tooth loss due to a weakened jawbone.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Patients who’ve experienced severe tooth loss are typically excellent candidates for a partial or full denture. However, with the loss of most or all of your teeth roots, your dentist will not recommend implant dentures until ensuring that your jawbone has not lost a significant amount of mass and density. If necessary, your dentist may recommend that you receive jawbone grafting (for the lower jawbone) or a sinus lift (for the upper jawbone) before dental implant posts can be placed.