What Are the Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures?
For people who are missing or at risk of losing multiple teeth, dentures offer a complete solution that looks great. Traditional dentures come in and out of your mouth daily, but implant-supported dentures allow us to permanently place a full or partial set of replacement teeth. Dental implants for a single missing tooth involve securing an implant and a replacement tooth. But implant-supported dentures give you the option of multiple replacement teeth supported by a single metal post. A full set of replacement upper or lower teeth can be supported by as few as four metal posts.
Do I Need to See an Oral Surgeon for Dentures?
Dr. Pinson is a comprehensive dentist who can help you with full and partial dentures. For implant-supported dentures, we will refer you to a trusted specialist for the implant procedure itself. In the meantime, we’ll take care of coordinating the creation of dentures that will fit well and look great. Once the areas heal, Dr. Pinson will have you back in our office for denture placement. At this appointment, we’ll make sure everything is secured and that your new dentures are fitting properly.
Once the implants and dentures are in place, Dr. Pinson will continue to be your point of contact in caring for and maintaining them. At your routine appointments, we’re happy to make adjustments to resolve any issues with fit or discomfort.
How Many Dental Implants Are Needed to Hold a Full Set of Dentures?
The good news about implant-supported partial or full dentures is that one dental implant can support a section of dentures containing multiple teeth, making it an excellent tooth-replacement option. We won’t know how many dental implants will be needed until we examine your mouth and consider your dental history. But it’s quite common for four or six dental implants to support a full set of upper or lower teeth. The implants can be placed one at a time or in a single session, depending on your preference, Dr. Pinson’s recommendations, and the possibility that bone grafts may be needed in some areas of your jaw.
How Long Will It Take to Get Implant-supported Dentures?
Although this treatment can include many steps, you’ll find the effort is worth it when you see your new full or partial dentures. The process from start to finish can take several months and multiple visits but will depend on several factors. The healing time from dental implant surgery varies from person to person, and the placement of your dentures can’t happen until the implants fully heal. We’ll provide you with updates and answer any questions during each step in your treatment.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our office via phone, email, or schedule an appointment online.