Are you tired of struggling with loose, uncomfortable dentures? Are you looking for a reliable, long-lasting solution to restore your smile and confidence? Look no further than Family Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry. With our experienced Havre de Grace, MD, implant dentist, Dr. Richard Grubb, and state-of-the-art implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy the benefits of a secure and natural-looking smile.
Implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures, are a revolutionary dental solution that combines the stability of dental implants with the convenience of removable dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that rely on adhesive or suction to stay in place, implant-supported dentures are securely anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. This innovative approach offers improved stability, comfort, and functionality, giving you the confidence to eat, speak, and smile without worry.
Implant-supported dentures offer numerous benefits that make them a popular choice among patients. Some of those advantages include the following:
During your initial consultation with Dr. Grubb, our experienced dental team will assess your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for implant-supported dentures.
If you’re a candidate, the next step involves placing dental implants into the jawbone. First, your implant dentist will apply a local anesthetic to make sure you won’t feel any pain. Dr. Grubb may recommend dental sedation options alongside anesthetic to ensure comfort. Once we’re sure you’re numb, your dentist will make small incisions into your gums and place the implant posts inside these incisions.
After the implant placement, osseointegration occurs. Osseointegration is the natural process where the implants fuse with the jawbone over time, providing a stable and durable foundation for the dentures.
Once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, impressions of your mouth will be taken to create custom-made dentures that fit perfectly over the implants. The final step involves attaching the dentures to the dental implants, ensuring a secure and snug fit.
Regular dental check-ups and maintenance are essential to ensure your dentures’ longevity and optimal function.
There are several advantages to replacing a full arch of teeth when compared to replacing individual teeth. Instead of placing an implant for each missing tooth, only four to six implants are required to secure a set of full-arch dentures. You can typically expect a shorter overall surgery, a more rapid healing process, and all the benefits of replacing traditional dentures with implants.
Implant-supported dentures are recognized as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. After the healing process is complete, your implanted dentures will look and function just like healthy teeth.
Your new teeth will feel natural and comfortable for a lifetime of stable performance, restoring your smile and allowing you to enjoy food with confidence. Instead of enduring jawbone wear from dentures and relying on an oral adhesive, you’ll care for your new teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
Since full-arch implant dentures require less surgical intervention than replacing each tooth individually, the price for each replaced tooth may be significantly reduced. You will also save money in the long run due to the permanent nature of the solution compared to bridges that eventually require replacement.
Implant-supported dentures at Family Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry in Havre de Grace, MD, are an excellent solution for those seeking stability, comfort, and a natural-looking smile. With their numerous benefits and the expertise of our dental team, you can regain your confidence and enjoy life to the fullest. Say goodbye to the hassles of loose dentures, and embrace the reliability and convenience of implant-supported dentures.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Grubb by calling (410) 939-5800 or filling out our online contact form. We invite patients from the Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, and Hartford County areas to take the first step towards a beautiful and functional smile.