The Advantages of Implant Supported Dentures
“Implant supported dentures have an enormous effect on the patient’s quality of life, compared to conventional dentures which are usually a big burden and is not really an option for replacing missing teeth”
In addition to functioning and looking like natural teeth, dental implants provides several long lasting advantages to patients seeking the best teeth replacement option. Implant-supported dentures and full bridges are far more superior to conventional dentures when it comes to retaining a natural biting and chewing capacity, because it is more comfortable and stable.
Implant-supported full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, ensuring that the preserved jawbone is kept healthy and intact. While conventional dentures will cause the bone that surrounded your roots to deteriorate, leading to a recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile, as well as making it difficult to eat certain food.
How will the implants be placed?
Screw or cylinder-like implants are places into your jaw, which takes two to six months to bond with your jawbone, creating an anchor for your artificial teeth. During this time a temporary teeth replacement option can be worn over the implant site.
In some cases a second step of the procedure might be necessary to uncover the implant and attached extensions. Temporary healing caps, along with various connecting devices that allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants, complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed. After this step your gums will be allowed to heal for a few weeks. (There are some implant systems that do not require this second step. These systems use an implant which already has the extension piece attached).
Depending on the number of implants placed on your bone, the connecting devices that hold your new teeth can be tightened down onto the implant, or it may be clipped or even snapped onto a round ball anchor.
Finally, full bridges or dentures will be created and attached to the abutments – small metal posts – or the connecting devices. You will experiences a restored confidence in your smile and the ability to chew and speak after a short period of time.
Every case is different and some steps could be combined if where necessary. Your dentist will assess you to determine the best treatment plan.