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Implant-supported Dentures Offer Superior Stability and Functionality

Traditional Dentures are an effective option for patients looking to restore both the aesthetics and functionality of their smile. However, the ultimate restorative solution, which improves your smile in appearance and offers unsurpassed health benefits, is an implant-supported restoration. Dr. Dmitry Karagodsky offers Implant-Supported Dentures at his Philadelphia, PA, office. Unlike other restorative options, Dental Implants prevent jawbone deterioration. By preventing bone loss, implants can provide a stable and permanent foundation for implant-supported dentures, which greatly improve your oral and overall well-being. 

Illustration of implant-supported dentures

A full denture can be supported on as few as four dental implants, providing the ultimate level of comfort and stability.

Candidates for Implant-supported Dentures

You may be a candidate for implant-supported dentures if you have lost most or all of your teeth, or even only a few teeth in a row. In addition, you should first be free of any oral health conditions, such as gum disease, and must also have sufficient jawbone tissue to support the implant posts. If you do not have a sufficient amount of tissue or space in your jaw to support the implants, then you may require a Bone Graft or sinus lift. You could also undergo periodontal care to treat gum disease, thus allowing us to proceed with the implant. If you smoke, it is recommended that you quit prior to treatment, because smoking can reduce the success rate of both bone grafts and implant placement. 

Types of Implant-supported Dentures

Dental implants can support both full and partial dentures, restoring both form and function to your smile. 

  • Partial Dentures: These restorations will usually be fixed in your jaw, providing superior support and stability.
  • Retained Full Dentures: Retained dentures are full-arch restorations which you will still be able to remove. Your prosthetic will snap or click onto an attachment piece which is connected to your Implants. This option provides a great deal more stability than traditional removable dentures.
  • Fixed Full Dentures: If you are replacing all of your teeth on an arch, you can also receive a fixed denture, also referred to as a full-arch bridge. This type of restoration will be fixed in place, and only your dentist can remove or attach it to your dental implants. Fixed implant-supported dentures provide superior support over removable options.

Receiving Dental Implants

It is not necessary to replace every missing tooth with a dental implant and crown. Most patients require two to three implants for a partial denture. Depending on the particulars of your oral health, it may be possible for a full denture to be placed on as few as four implant posts, or may require more. Dr. Karagodsky will plot the precise placement of your implants. He will surgically place the dental implants into the strongest areas of your jawbone, to create the least invasive impact on your bone.

Placement of Final Permanent Dentures

Once you have fully healed from your implant placement surgery, our team can then attach abutment or connector pieces to your implant posts. When your permanent denture is ready and your gums are healed, Dr. Karagodsky can attach your restoration. He will check to ensure that your implant-supported denture fits comfortably, and that your bite and jaw are properly aligned. If you currently wear traditional dentures, we may be able to convert your prosthesis to attach to your new dental implants.

With implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy a fully restored and natural-looking smile, and all the confidence that goes with it.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Patients with implant-supported dentures can experience superior stability and functionality. Because of the unparalleled support provided by fixed implant posts, your prosthetic will not slip out of place, so you can chew and speak with confidence. In addition, Dental Implants greatly improve your oral health, and prevent bone loss. Your restorations will fill your features and help you to avoid the sunken, aged look which all too often accompanies tooth loss. With implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy the benefits of a fully restored and natural-looking smile, and all the confidence that goes with it.

Enhance Your Smile

Dental implants provide a fixed, lasting foundation to support customized restorations. If you wish to replace your missing teeth with a permanent and stable solution, contact Smile Maker today to schedule your initial consultation.