If you have suffered extensive tooth loss, you may be all too familiar with the challenges that come with an incomplete smile. Not only is it difficult to chew food, but you might feel self-conscious in social situations. Is there a solution? Yes! While many patients choose traditional dentures, more and more patients are gravitating toward implant dentures in Brick Township. If you are curious to learn more about this innovative and modern tooth replacement method, get in touch with us to request an appointment today. We are eager to welcome you as a new patient!
Whereas traditional dentures rely on natural suction or a mild adhesive to stay in place, implant dentures are different. They are anchored in the jawbone via prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants in Brick Township). The implants bond with the bone around them and are thus able to provide an incredibly strong base for the artificial teeth they support. It may take as few as 4 – 6 dental implants to replace an entire arch of lost teeth.
There are a couple different types of implant dentures:
Fixed implant dentures, sometimes referred to as hybrid prosthetics, are permanently attached to the implants that support them via small connector pieces called abutments. They can only be removed by your dental team.
Otherwise known as overdentures, these prosthetics are easy to remove. They are attached to the implants via a bar or ball-shaped attachments. In most cases, overdentures require fewer dental implants than a fixed denture.
The procedure begins with a consultation, where in Dr. Gizachew, your implant dentist in Brick Township, will map out your unique treatment plan. Once your mouth is ready for implants, Dr. G will perform the implant placement surgery; thanks to modern numbing techniques, you should feel little to nothing while he inserts the implants at precise positions in your bone. During your healing period, your jawbone will bond with the implants. Eventually, attachments will be placed on top of the implants, which will then be able to support your brand-new set of teeth. From beginning to end, you can expect the process to last at least several months, but the end result is well worth the wait!
Most adults who have suffered extensive tooth loss are candidates for implant dentures, either right away or after some preliminary treatment. Typical traits of a good candidate include:
Even if you are unsure of whether you are a candidate for implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. You might be pleasantly surprised by what Dr. G has to say!
Some of the most outstanding benefits of implant dentures include: