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It’s very common for patients who have full or partial sets of dentures to experience uncomfortable movement of the dentures above the gums, causing irritation to the soft oral tissues and underlying bone structure. Implant-supported dentures are removable dentures that are supported by dental implants, ultimately adding significant strength to the dentures and virtually eliminating movement and slippage. Our experienced implant dentist, Dr. John D. Beckwith, provides individually-tailored treatment plans that can help you achieve greater comfort, functionality, and aesthetic results from your dentures. If you are experiencing uncomfortable or loose-fitting dentures, our team can provide you with customized implant-supported dentures to secure them in place.
Our exceptionally skilled dentists at Cornerstone Dental make continued education and pursuit of the latest dental techniques a high priority. They focus on impeccable safety measures, advanced procedures, and exemplary results for all of our patients, and are committed to providing you with the most comfortable and effective treatment possible.
Implant-supported dentures can be a life-changing solution to uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing dentures that use unpleasant adhesives or pastes. Through the support of dental implants, these dentures generate the strength and stability to function and look like your normal teeth. Enjoy the freedom to smile with confidence and eat foods once restricted with traditional dentures.
Implant-supported dentures can provide multiple benefits for your teeth and the appearance of your smile with results that look and feel natural. Some of the benefits include:
During your initial consultation with Dr. Beckwith, he will discuss all aspects of your treatment with you and determine whether implant-supported dentures are the best option for your needs.
You will be given a comprehensive oral examination here at our practice to determine your candidacy for implant-supported dentures. Candidates for this procedure often include patients who:
For those with enough jawbone to support full dental implants, Dr. Beckwith may recommend the All-on-Four or All-on-Six technique, which involves at least four or more implants strategically placed in the jaw to support the anchored denture. If you are not a candidate for implant-supported dentures or All-on-Four implant-support teeth, he can recommend dental implant alternatives that help you attain your goals. We are committed to providing you with the most effective, long-lasting missing teeth replacement results.
After meeting with our experienced dentists for your initial consultation to determine your candidacy for implant-supported dentures, we will conduct a detailed oral evaluation and create a precise and accurate map of your mouth structures with the advanced ScanX Digital Panoramic X-Ray System. Dr. Beckwith will also utilize CBCT technology (also known as a CAT scan) to complete a thorough diagnostic test that allows for precise, computer-guided surgery.
Following this in-depth planning process, Dr. Beckwith will surgically place titanium implants into the gums, where they should gradually fuse with the available jawbone. Once the implants are in place, the custom-made dentures will be fastened onto them, still allowing for removal as needed. By anchoring the dentures onto the implants, you can expect a more comfortable and stable fit, and virtually eliminating the potential for movement.
Implant-supported dentures typically make it easier to chew food and reduce the problems often associated with traditional dentures and bridges. Plus, they look and function more like natural teeth, which can restore your confidence in your smile.
I had extensive work done. All my upper teeth were extracted and a new denture was made for me. The process took about 5-6 months to include all the implants and healing. Dr Beckwith and his entire staff do all things with excellence!! I would recommend him to anyone!!
April 16, 2018
If you currently have dentures and would like to know more about your dental implant options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Beckwith, please contact our practice today.