Implant-supported dentures eliminate many of the complications and difficulties that drive many people away from traditional dentures as a treatment option. At Goodman & Rosenberg Dentistry in Pleasantville, New Jersey, Paul H. Goodman, DDS, and Jay L. Rosenberg, DDS, can surgically place the four implants to which your new set of dentures anchors. For answers to all of your questions about implant-supported dentures, call Goodman & Rosenberg Dentistry for an appointment or book your visit online today.
Implant-supported dentures are like traditional dentures, which replace an entire row of missing teeth. The key difference is that implant-supported dentures are secured to dental implants for stability. Getting implants for implant-supported dentures is complex and requires multiple visits, but many agree that it’s worth it for the advantages.
The most common type of implant-supported dentures requires the surgical placement of four dental implants across your arch. Dental implants are like screws: Dr. Goodman, Dr. Rosenberg, and their team surgically place them into your jaw bone, where they act as anchors for restorations.
For several months after your initial surgery, your bone bonds flawlessly with the biocompatible titanium of the implants. Your dentist can then attach your custom denture that’s created using accurate digital impressions of your original teeth.
Many patients who need dentures prefer implant-supported dentures over traditional options, which stay in place because of denture adhesive or the shape of your jaw alone. While they may be the more costly option, implant-supported dentures have the following advantages over their traditional counterpart:
Like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures restore your facial shape and structure. You can remove them at will to clean them thoroughly and brush every part of your mouth. During your denture consultation, Dr. Goodman and Dr. Rosenberg can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option, so you make the right choice.
If you have no teeth remaining in an arch or very few left, you should attend a consultation with the team at Goodman & Rosenberg Dentistry to find out if you’re a good candidate for an implant-supported denture. Dr. Goodman and Dr. Rosenberg ask about your dental and general medical history. They may also take digital X-rays of your mouth so he can see your jaw bone in full.
Many people don’t realize that a common side effect of missing teeth is bone loss in your jaw. If this occurs, your jaw may not be strong enough to support dental implants. However, you may be able to get a bone graft to restore the weak or missing bone in your jaw.
During a bone grafting procedure, Dr. Goodman and Dr. Rosenberg place artificial or donor bone material in your jaw bone, which grows around it. This is a separate procedure from the implant placement, and you’ll need to heal for several months between the two surgeries.
If you’d like to learn more about implant-supported dentures and their benefits, call Goodman & Rosenberg Dentistry for a consultation or book your visit online today.