While regular dentures are designed to replace missing teeth by simply resting along the gumline, implant supported dentures are attached to implants installed in the jawbone itself. This is a viable option if you have enough bone to support implants and prefer to secure your dentures with the help of such implants. Implant supported dentures are most frequently utilized along the lower jaw since that is where dentures tend to be less stable, but it’s possible to receive them in the upper and/or lower jaw. Just as with standard dentures, implant supported dentures consist of an acrylic base that matches the gums with durable teeth that look just like natural teeth. A minimum of two implants are required to support this form of dentures.
Dr. Kulangara at Advanced Dental Arts is a highly trained prosthodontist with extensive experience in teeth replacement techniques and procedures. She will guide you through the initial consultation, first surgery, second surgery, and recovery stages to help you feel comfortable with and embrace your new set of teeth. Over the span of a few months, you will receive the implants in your jawbone, get fitted for your dentures, endure a careful healing process as your implants become fused with your bone, and ultimately receive your final dentures. Since these dentures are implant supported, they can be clipped onto a bar or snapped onto a ball attachment. The final product will look and feel just like real teeth, and nobody will know the difference but you!
Denture care is just as important as traditional oral hygiene. You will remove your dentures every night for cleaning so that bacteria doesn’t build up. It’s also important to keep your gums clean and healthy, since gum health can drastically impact your overall physical well being. With proper care, your implant supported dentures will greatly improve your quality of life. Chewing and speaking will both be easier processes, which will boost your confidence, making it easier to enjoy social situations, and minimize discomfort in the mouth. Dr. Kulangara at Advanced Dental Arts is the best person to trust for your implant supported dentures, since she is a qualified and experienced prosthodontist who specializes in the most advanced forms of teeth replacement. Don’t let uncertainty or fear stop you from enjoying the life you can have with a full, reliable, natural set of teeth.