Elevate Dental Implant Center is happy to provide our patients with all dental implant services under one roof, including implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are the premier restoration service for patients missing a full arch of teeth.
While traditional dentures will get the job done in the short term, patients often struggle with the required lifestyle alterations. Implant-supported dentures minimize the discomforts associated with traditional dentures and give patients the opportunity to experience life with a fully functioning, stable smile.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Hanover, MD
Our experienced doctors have helped many patients achieve a better quality of life with implant-supported dentures. Traditional dentures have various inconveniences that make it difficult to enjoy your dental restoration. With implant-supported dentures, patients can look forward to the following benefits:
- Longer lasting restoration
- More stability
- No denture slippage
- No dietary restrictions
- Better ability to enunciate
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Prevention of bone loss and facial sagging
Incorporating dental implants into your restorative dentistry treatment plan can save you many years of discomfort. The implants hold your dentures firmly in place, allowing you to speak and eat confidently and without worrying about denture slippage. You don’t need to use messy adhesives to keep your dentures in your mouth. This means less maintenance, too. You can just brush your implant-supported dentures like you would natural teeth. They never come out, and you don’t need to clean them separately.
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures rarely require adjustment because the implants prevent bone loss in your jaw, saving you time later in the dental chair. This saves you money in the long run too. While implant-supported dentures are more expensive upfront, you don’t incur more costs in the future with adjustments or replacements. Traditional dentures can require these multiple times throughout your lifetime.
Implant-Supported Dentures: What To Expect
At Elevate Dental Implant Center, we start everything with a consultation. We want to ensure you’re eligible for dental implants and implant-supported dentures are the right choice for you. Gum disease or other oral health issues must be treated before we can proceed with implants. If you don’t have enough healthy bone structure to support implants, we may need to perform surgical procedures like a bone graft. Your graft will have to heal fully before the implant procedure.
When you’re ready, we will perform the implant surgery. We place as few as four dental implants to support a full denture of missing teeth. The number varies with each patient, and we’ll decide on it during the planning phase of your implant treatment. The implants take around three to six months to heal and fuse with the jawbone fully. We fit you with a temporary restoration during the healing process.
After healing, we attach pieces called abutments to the top of the implant posts. They’re what attach the posts to the final restoration and hold it in place. The final denture is custom-made for your smile. The size, shape, and color of the false teeth match the rest of your teeth or what looks natural in your smile.
How long will it take my implant-supported dentures to heal?
Patients should expect longer healing times when dental implants are incorporated into a treatment plan. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures require a surgical procedure. The implant posts will be surgically implanted to allow them to fuse together with your jawbone and give you the long-term support you desire.
Following the post-placement procedure, it can take up to six months for the posts to fully fuse together with your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration, which is the process of the posts replacing your tooth roots and giving your dental restoration the full functionality that your natural teeth once did. We’ll fit you with a temporary restoration while you’re healing until you’re ready to get your permanent denture.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Dental Implant Consultation
Elevate Dental Implant Center is here to help you with all of your dental implant needs in and around the Hanover, Maryland area. If you are interested in learning more about how implant-supported dentures can best meet your needs, please schedule an appointment with our team of dental implant professionals. We look forward to helping you restore your smile.