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Implant Supported Dentures

Welcome to The Denture Company comprehensive guide on the process of obtaining implant-supported dentures. These innovative dentures combine the stability of dental implants with the convenience of traditional dentures, providing a permanent and comfortable solution for those with missing teeth. In this blog, we’ll take you through the step-by-step process of getting implant-supported dentures, helping you understand what to expect on your journey to a confident and secure smile. If you’ve been considering this transformative dental solution, read on to learn more about the path to a brighter future with implant-supported dentures
3D illustration of an implant-supported lower denture model from The Denture Company in Nampa, Idaho, showcasing the precision and stability of dental implants.

Rediscover Your Smile with The Denture Company's Implant Supported Dentures

Introduction: A confident smile and the ability to enjoy your favorite foods are priceless. But for many individuals with missing teeth, traditional dentures can sometimes fall short of providing the comfort, stability, and functionality they desire. This is where implant-supported dentures offered by The Denture Company can make a remarkable difference. In this blog, we will explore what implant-supported dentures are and highlight the many benefits they offer for those seeking a superior tooth replacement solution.

Understanding Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures, combine the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. These dentures are secured in place by attaching them to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. The result is a prosthetic that offers both the aesthetics and functionality of natural teeth.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

  1. Enhanced Stability and Security:

    • Implants act as a solid foundation for your dentures, eliminating the need for messy adhesives or worrying about slippage.
    • This stability means you can confidently eat, speak, and smile without fear of your dentures moving or falling out.
  2. Improved Comfort:

    • Implant-supported dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth precisely, ensuring a comfortable and snug fit.
    • There are no pressure points or rubbing against your gums, making them more comfortable for extended wear.
  3. Natural Appearance:

    • Implant-supported dentures closely resemble natural teeth in both appearance and function.
    • The secure fit prevents the sunken facial appearance that can occur with traditional dentures, helping you maintain a youthful look.
  4. Enhanced Chewing Power:

    • With the stability provided by dental implants, you can enjoy a more varied diet, including crunchy and tough foods, without restrictions.
    • This promotes better nutrition and overall well-being.
  5. Preservation of Jawbone Density:

    • Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing the bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing.
    • This helps maintain the structure of your face and prevents further oral health issues.
  6. Convenience and Confidence:

    • Implant-supported dentures are fixed in place, eliminating the need for daily removal and cleaning.
    • You can enjoy the convenience of permanent teeth while feeling confident in your smile.
Overdenture with dental implants ready for fitting, provided by The Denture Company in Nampa, Idaho, against a black background.

The Implant Supported Denture Process

Step 1: Consultation and Assessment

The first step in the process of getting implant-supported dentures is a thorough consultation with your dentist at The Denture Company. During this initial appointment, your dentist will:

  • Assess your oral health: A comprehensive examination will determine your eligibility for implant-supported dentures and identify any existing oral health issues that need to be addressed.

  • Discuss your goals and needs: Your dentist will listen to your concerns, understand your expectations, and discuss the best treatment plan tailored to your unique situation.

Step 2: Treatment Planning

Based on the assessment and your individual requirements, your dentist will create a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the number of dental implants needed and whether you’ll receive a full-arch or partial-arch implant-supported denture.

Step 3: Dental Implant Placement

The next phase involves the surgical placement of dental implants into your jawbone. The procedure generally includes:

  • Anesthesia: You’ll receive local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience during the implant placement.

  • Implant insertion: Dental implants, typically made of biocompatible titanium, will be strategically placed into your jawbone. The number of implants will depend on your specific treatment plan.

Step 4: Osseointegration

After implant placement, a crucial healing period follows. During this phase, known as osseointegration, the implants naturally fuse with your jawbone. This process is vital because it provides a strong foundation for your implant-supported dentures.

Step 5: Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration is complete, your dentist will perform a minor surgical procedure to place abutments onto the implanted fixtures. Abutments are connectors that allow the denture to attach securely to the implants.

Step 6: Custom Denture Creation

With the abutments in place, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to create custom dentures. These dentures will be designed to fit snugly and securely over the abutments and blend seamlessly with your natural gum line.

Step 7: Attachment of Dentures

The final step involves attaching your custom-made dentures to the abutments. Your dentist will ensure a secure fit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal comfort and functionality.

Step 8: Final Adjustments and Follow-Up Care

After the attachment of your implant-supported dentures, your dentist will make any final adjustments to ensure that they align correctly and function effectively. You’ll receive guidance on proper care and maintenance to ensure the longevity of your new dentures.

Conclusion: A Smile Transformed

Implant-supported dentures offer a life-changing solution for those seeking a more secure, comfortable, and permanent tooth replacement option. The process involves careful planning, skilled surgical procedures, and meticulous custom denture creation. With The Denture Company by your side, you can confidently embark on the journey to a revitalized smile and enhanced oral function. If you’re ready to transform your smile and regain your confidence, schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards a brighter future with implant-supported dentures.