Implant Dentures — Lady Lake, FL
The Reliable, Comfortable Denture You Deserve
Thanks to modern dental technology and materials, dentures are more lifelike and durable than ever before! However, since they don’t replace the roots of your missing teeth, they still leave a lot to be desired in terms of stability, functionality, and longevity. If you’re tired of the frustrations that come with traditional removable dentures, we invite you to come visit us to learn more about implant dentures in Lady Lake! These advanced restorations can give you the reliable, comfortable denture you deserve, so don’t hesitate to call us and schedule a consultation!
What Are Implant Dentures?
Like traditional dentures, implant dentures feature a complete set of lifelike, custom-made replacement teeth that are set into a gum-colored acrylic base. This base is precisely crafted to fit perfectly over your gum ridge. However, while traditional dentures rest on top of your gums, implant dentures are secured to a series of titanium replacement tooth roots called dental implants. Depending on your unique needs and preferences, we may recommend one of two different types of implant dentures:
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
A fixed or permanent implant denture is designed to stay anchored in place all day, every day. They’ll only be removed by your dentist for routine cleanings and checkups. Your jawbone will need to be strong enough to support four to eight dental implants for this option, but you’ll never have to worry about it once it’s set in place.
Removable Implant Dentures
Removable implant dentures are sometimes called snap-on dentures. They use a ball attachments or clasps that allow the patient to take their implant dentures in and out for at-home cleanings while still enjoying all the benefits of dental implants. While this option requires more maintenance, it often requires fewer dental implants.
The Implant Denture Procedure
First, you’ll meet with Dr. Patel or Dr. Wadsworth for a consultation to see if dental implants are a good choice for you and to plan out your treatment. Some patients will need preparatory procedures like a bone graft or gum disease therapy before moving onto the dental implant surgery. When you arrive for your implant placement surgery, we’ll numb your mouth and make small incisions in your gums to access your jawbone. Once your dental implants have been placed and sealed up, you’ll go home to heal. For three to six months, the implants will fuse with your jawbone, then you’ll return to our office to have your brand-new denture placed.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
If you’re missing all your teeth, there’s a very good chance that you’re a good candidate for implant dentures. You’ll need to be well enough for minor surgery, have a healthy mouth, and adequate jawbone density. If you initially don’t quality for dental implants because of the former two, we can likely help arrange preliminary treatments like gum disease therapy or a bone graft to help you get ready for your new smile.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
When you combine dentures with dental implants, you can enjoy the complete, confident, and lifelike smile that you deserve! Implant dentures offer unique benefits like:
- No slipping or popping out of place at embarrassing moments
- Restored biting power of 80% or more, allowing you to eat apples, steak, and more
- Easy maintenance, especially in the case of fixed implant dentures
- Preservation of jawbone density and your youthful, healthy facial appearance
- Potential to last a lifetime with the proper care
- Can save you thousands of dollars on replacements alone!