Implant Supported Dentures to Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

Implant Supported Dentures Miami Beach, FL

If you are missing one or more teeth, you can often replace them using implant-supported dentures. These are useful since they can preserve the bone in your jaw. Your dentist can decide on the right number of dentures to place in the jaw. That way, the teeth can start to function as the natural ones. Keep reading if you want to find out more about the treatment plan.

Getting the implants

When getting implant-supported dentures, patients might have a treatment plan that is customized. The plan is based on factors like jawbone strength, number of missing teeth, and bite. The patient might not need or be able to get an implant for each missing tooth. The patient might get a bridge supported by the implants instead.

For a bridge with two to three teeth, the patient might have two implants. If the patient has a full-mouth denture, the patient might need around four to eight implants. Of course, if the patient does not have that much bone in the jaw, it is impossible to place many implants. The patient might get a bone graft to support the correct number of implants. The placement of each implant depends on several factors.

The benefit of getting implant-supported dentures

When a patient gets implants, the restorations can stimulate the existing jawbone. That way, the bone will not become reabsorbed by the body. With the stimulation that comes from eating and speaking, the patient will retain enough bone density. That prevents problems like bone loss and facial structure changes. Plus, the patient will not need to go to the dentist to have ill-fitting dentures repaired.

Many patients like the fact that the implant-supported dentures do not need to come out for cleaning. Instead, the restorations stay in the mouth, so the patient does not need to worry about cleaning them separately. Patients can brush the teeth gently without having to remove them or soak them overnight. That often feels more natural to many people. It is possible to have the teeth in the mouth when sleeping, unlike conventional dentures.

A more stable solution

Patients often do not like the fact that traditional dentures need adhesives for the right attachment. The adhesives might not work, and these can be messy. Implants can stabilize the dentures and keep them in place. That means patients do not need to worry about finding the right adhesive or the job.

Removable dentures, which might move around, could lead to some irritation. However, after the patient has recovered from the procedure, the patient will no longer need to worry about excessive movement. Plus, the patient will not need to put the teeth in each day. That can lead to better self-esteem.

Choose the right implant-supported dentures

There are many advantages of choosing implant-supported dentures. Your dentist will help you decide if you are the right candidate. Then you can make a more informed decision. Making an appointment lets you learn more about these dentures.

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