If you’re considering dentures or even if you already wear dentures to fill in for your missing teeth, we want you to know there’s another option that’s both reliable and economical. Implant supported dentures help you avoid the embarrassing and awkward situations that traditional dentures can create. Dentures sometimes slip, and often at the most inopportune times: at dinner with a friend, during an important business meeting or at a family gathering. With implant supported dentures, you’ll no longer have to worry about these unfortunate scenarios. The team here at Lakeview Comprehensive Dentistry of Tavares, FL has extensive experience in placing implants and providing patients with dentures that fit exceptionally well—and perform and feel just the same. Implant supported dentures enable you to be more confident and get more enjoyment out of life! Read on to learn about procedures related to implant supported dentures and their amazing end results.
Today’s preferred tooth replacement, dental implants, look, feel, and function so much like natural teeth that you probably won’t know the difference. Dental implants typically consist of three parts: a threaded, screw-like titanium post, a crown, and an abutment, which links the other two components. With implant supported dentures, we insert the post into your jawbone to replace your tooth roots and anchor your dentures in your mouth.
We can only place dental implant posts if you have healthy jawbone with sufficient mass to anchor them. In you’ve suffered significant decay in your jawbone, we can rebuild it through a procedure called bone grafting. This is where we remove a small piece of bone from your body or another natural source and place it in the area of lost bone. Eventually, the grafted bone grows together with the existing bone, making you a candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants aren’t only used as substitutes for missing teeth, they’re also perfect replacements for extremely worn, decayed or broken teeth. If you have any teeth like that, we will need to remove them before we can place your dental implant posts. We’re typically able to complete tooth extractions during the same appointment as your dental implant post placement.
The ability to eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence. None of those messy adhesives to deal with and no more gum irritation, either. Implant supported dentures provide the best elements of dentures—natural-looking, custom-fitted replacements for your missing teeth—with dental implants. Implants will stay firmly in your mouth and, with proper care, can even last a lifetime. We invite you to contact us in our Tavares, FL office to learn more about the benefits of implant supported dentures and discover how they can change your life!