An estimate from the American College of Prosthodontists states that around 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Many of those individuals choose to get traditional dentures, which have made great strides forward in recent decades. However, they still have their drawbacks. Here at Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer a superior solution : implant dentures. Contact us today to book a consultation and find out if this strong and sturdy form of tooth replacement is right for you.
Dental implants are titanium cylinders, sometimes referred to as posts, which serve as prosthetic tooth roots. Once they get surgically placed into the jawbone, they bond with the surrounding tissue. Therefore, they can act as an incredibly strong base of support for dentures. Implant dentures tend to be sturdier, longer lasting, and more reliable than conventional dentures.
Our practice offers two different types of implant dentures. During your consultation, we will recommend the one that we believe best fits your circumstances.
Fixed implant dentures, also known as hybrid prostheses, are permanently attached to the implants that support them. They can only be removed by a dental professional. Many patients enjoy the convenience of always having their teeth in their mouth. This type of restoration requires a healthy jawbone and may need 4 – 8 dental implants per arch.
Removable implant dentures, sometimes referred to as “Snap-On dentures,” are easy for patients to remove on their own. They usually require fewer implants than fixed implant dentures, so they are popular among people who have lost some density in their jawbone.
The implant denture procedure involves four main steps:
The procedure can take several months from beginning to end, but the final results are well worth it!
You may be a candidate for implant dentures if:
Even if you are not a candidate for dental implants right away, you might become one after some preliminary treatments.
Implant dentures offer some outstanding benefits: