When most people think about tooth replacement, two main options come to mind: dentures or implants. What if, today, we let you in on a secret—that you could have both options at once? Does this prospect seem too good to be true? All Smiles Dental Care offers implant-retained dentures in New Jersey, thus allowing you to get the best of both worlds.
Dentures are fake teeth that are attached to a gum-colored plastic base, while dental implants are artificial tooth roots that support replacement teeth. Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are supported by implants.
There are two distinct phases when getting implant-retained dentures. The first phase involves getting the implants and the second stage is all about getting fitted with the dentures.
But before these crucial steps, our dentist in New Jersey must ascertain that you’re a suitable candidate for implant-supported dentures. This decision is reached after a thorough evaluation of your oral well-being (including the state of your gums and jawbone), medical history, dental x-rays, and other unique needs.
A critical requirement that an individual must meet to qualify for implant-supported dentures is to have enough bone to support dental implants.
Dental implant surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia. We also offer the option of sedation to make your dental visit more pleasant. After surgery and installation of the artificial tooth roots, our dentist will allow you to go home and heal. Approximately six months later, you will be fitted with your brand new custom dentures. During the healing period, our dentist will ask you to come in for follow-up appointments, to keep an eye on your progress.
Thanks to the implants that are installed in the jawbone, implant-supported dentures offer a higher level of stability in comparison to conventional dentures. It’s not uncommon for traditional dentures to slip off or shift positions when an individual is eating or speaking. With implant-supported dentures, you don’t have to worry about this problem.
Implant-supported dentures keep the jawbone stimulated, thus preventing bone atrophy and bite collapse. Bone atrophy and bite collapse are common where the jawbone remains unused as a result of tooth loss.
Are you tired of hiding your missing teeth when laughing or feeling self-conscious whenever you’re speaking to someone? Implant-supported dentures can help you overcome this problem. Your self-confidence can take a hit when you lose your teeth. Getting dentures will alleviate this problem and boost your self-esteem significantly.
Do you think you’d benefit from implant-supported dentures? Call All Smiles Dental Care today to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist in New Jersey.