Everything You Need to Know About Dentures Supported by Implants

Dentures supported by implants are a game-changer when it comes to restoring missing teeth. If you’re someone who wears traditional dentures, you’re probably familiar with how inconvenient they can sometimes be. For instance, they can slip, make noise while you’re eating or talking, and cause sore spots. However, with implant-supported dentures, you can kiss these problems goodbye and enjoy a comfortable, secure, and functional smile. Want to know more? Keep reading.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a combination of dentures and dental implants. These dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a metal framework that snaps onto dental implants (small titanium posts) surgically placed in your jawbone. The implants provide a sturdy foundation for your dentures, making them more secure and stable.

How are implant-supported dentures different from traditional dentures?

Traditional dentures rest on your gums, while implant-supported dentures attach to dental implants that are embedded in your jawbone. This key difference means that implant-supported dentures don’t slip or move around in your mouth while you eat or talk. They feel and function more like natural teeth, providing you with more comfort and confidence.

What are the benefits of implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures offer several benefits over traditional dentures. These include:
  • More stability and security: No slipping or moving around, enabling you to eat, smile, and talk with confidence.
  • Better eating experience: You can enjoy a wider range of foods since your dentures won’t fall out or move around while eating.
  • Improved oral health: Implant-supported dentures provide better support to the jawbone, reducing bone loss and preserving oral health.
  • Improved facial appearance: Since implant-supported dentures are more stable, they help maintain the facial structure, preventing the sunken or shrunken appearance associated with traditional dentures.

How are implant-supported dentures installed?

The process of getting implant-supported dentures is a multi-step process that requires several visits to your dentist. Here are the main steps:
  1. Dental implant surgery: The dental implants are placed in your jawbone, and you’ll need several months to heal before moving on to the next step.
  2. Abutment placement: Once the implants have fused with your jawbone, abutments (small connecting devices) are attached to them.
  3. Denture fitting: Finally, your custom-made dentures are attached to the abutments, creating a secure and comfortable fit.
Mandibular fixed restoration

What is the cost of implant-supported dentures?

The cost of implant-supported dentures varies depending on factors such as the number of implants needed, the type of denture, and your location. Generally, implant-supported dentures are more expensive than traditional dentures, but the benefits they offer are worth the investment. Talk to us to get a more accurate estimate of the cost.
If you’re tired of the inconveniences associated with traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures may be the solution you’ve been looking for. They offer more stability, better function, and improved oral health, making them a worthwhile investment. However, getting implant-supported dentures requires several visits to us and may be more expensive than traditional dentures. Talk to us to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for implant-supported dentures and to get a better idea of what the procedure entails.

Blending Science and Art to Create Personalized Dentures

Regain confidence in your smile with functional, well-fitting dentures from the caring and experienced denturists at Community Denture Centre. With over 70 years of combined experience, we are the South Okanagan’s home for complete and partial dentures, relines, repairs and more.

Further reading: How to Get New Dentures: A Step-by-Step Guide