According to one estimate, more than 36 million Americans are completely edentulous (missing all teeth). Many of them choose to get traditional dentures. However, while traditional dentures are quite useful, they do have their drawbacks. Is there a better solution? For most patients, yes. We often recommend implant dentures in Woodbridge. They are stronger, longer-lasting, and more reliable than traditional dentures. Contact us today to learn more about this remarkable tooth replacement solution.
While traditional dentures rely on natural suction to stay in place, implant dentures are anchored in the jawbone via dental implants in Woodbridge. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots. They serve as the base of support for implant dentures and enable the dentures to be as strong and natural-feeling as possible.
There are a few different types of implant dentures. Depending on your unique circumstances, we might recommend that you receive one of the following:
These are permanently attached to the implants that support them. They can only be removed by a dental professional. Many patients enjoy the convenience of always having their replacement teeth in their mouth. It typically requires 4 – 6 dental implants per arch to support permanent implant dentures.
Sometimes called overdentures, these prosthetics are easy for patients to remove on their own. Ball- or bar-shaped attachments help them to stay in place. They typically require fewer dental implants than permanent dentures and may therefore be a better option for patients who have lost some bone density in their jaw.
The implant denture procedure can vary from person to person, but it usually includes the following four stages of treatment:
The implant denture procedure requires several months, but the end results are well worth the investment of time.
Ideal candidates for implant dentures:
If you are not sure if you qualify for implant dentures, please come in for a consultation. Most adults do qualify, either right away or after some preliminary treatments, such as a bone graft or gum disease therapy.
Some of the top benefits of implant dentures include: