Implant-supported dentures are one of the most popular procedures for replacing a full set of teeth. They provide numerous advantages and function more like natural teeth than traditional dentures. There are other tooth replacement solutions available, but none are as practical or durable as implant-supported dentures. If you need dentures and considering your choices, contact Bell Dental Care to schedule a consultation to see if implant-supported dentures are a good fit for you.
Temporary dentures can be removed from the implant posts and reattached at home by the patient. Removable dentures, as the less expensive choice for implant-supported dentures, tend to wear out faster.
Permanent implant-supported dentures are held in place by implant posts. These dentures should not be removed until done so by a dentist for maintenance or repair. Permanent dentures are prosthetic rows of teeth that are custom-made to fit each patient's jaw arch.
First, you'll have implant surgery. The surgeon will make an incision in your gums to reveal your bone. The implants will subsequently be inserted deep into the bone. The recovery time for this can range from two to six months. The implants and the bone will bind together during this time. This is known as osseointegration. It enables the implants to serve as a solid anchor for your dentures.
Your implants will be exposed and abutments, which are extensions, will be added by the surgeon. This will be the final step in laying the groundwork for false teeth. If the implants already have extensions attached, this step may be skipped.
Our dentist will take a mold of your arch after the implants have healed. They will then submit it to the lab that will make your complete set of dentures. They will be mailed to our dentist, who will place them in your mouth once they are finished.
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