Implant Dentures – Boston, MA
Completely Restoring Your Smile – Permanently
Without any teeth, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to enjoy your favorite meals, and you’ll be unable to speak clearly. And of course, your smile will likely lack any confidence. Dentures can help you overcome these issues – and if they’re attached to dental implants, they can serve as a truly permanent solution. Get in touch with our team at Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates today to set up a consultation and learn if implant dentures are a good fit for you.
How Do Implant Dentures Work?
A traditional denture just sits on the gums and stays in place through natural suction or a special adhesive. This means that they’re not as sturdy as your real teeth, and they may occasionally slip out of place. For implant dentures, four to eight titanium posts are placed in the jawbone, and the prosthetic teeth are attached to them. Implants basically act as replacement tooth roots, stimulating the bone and keeping your new teeth in place at all times. Fixed dentures stay anchored to the implants at all times while overdentures can be taken out of your mouth so that you can thoroughly clean them.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
A good candidate for dentures will have lost all or most of their teeth. If you want your prosthetic to be supported by implants, you must have:
Even if you don’t meet the above requirements, you might still be a viable candidate after some preparatory procedures as well as necessary precautions.
The Implant Dentures Procedure
Once the necessary bone grafts are complete and any other preliminary treatments are done, we can schedule implant placement surgery. Dr. Schrott has special training in dental implants and can place the posts without needing to refer you to a separate specialist. Each implant will be placed in a carefully chosen location and allowed to fuse with the jawbone. Your mouth will need to fully heal before a permanent denture can be placed. The prosthetic itself will be created at a dental laboratory; we’ll call you back to your office once it arrives.
Benefits of Combining Dentures and Dental Implants
Modern dentures are designed to look as much like natural teeth as possible, and once they’ve been attached to dental implants, they’ll feel like the real things as well. They’ll also provide additional biting force that will let you safely bite and chew virtually any type of food. The stimulation of implants will stop the jawbone from resorbing and becoming smaller over time. Finally, it should be noted that implant-retained dentures are very easy to take care of compared to traditional dentures; you can brush and floss them as if they were your real teeth.