Implant-supported dentures give patients a brand new smile using just two to four dental implant posts. These dental implants make your replacement teeth permanent and secure while also preventing bone loss and other problems associated with missing teeth. We offer implant-supported dentures and other tooth loss solutions at our offices in Alexandria, LA.
Losing many or all of your teeth can be an extremely frustrating experience. In addition to problems with eating, speaking, and smiling normally, many people deal with pain and discomfort because of their missing or broken teeth. Removable dentures used to be the only option for patients missing many teeth, but now, implant-supported dentures offer patients a permanent, functional, natural-looking tooth replacement solution.
Benefits of Dental Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures consist of a fixed full-arch prosthesis supported by two to four dental implants. The procedure is an efficient and cost-effective method for restoring most or all of your teeth. Rather than using individual implants to restore each tooth, this procedure allows our surgeons to place the full prosthesis in one procedure. Below are some of the benefits implant-supported dentures offer patients:
- Improved chewing ability
- A beautiful, natural-looking smile
- Efficient procedure resulting in new teeth in one day
- Minimal healing time
- Jaw bone stimulation and preserved bone structure
Replacing your missing teeth through an implant-supported denture will not only restore your confidence in your smile, but it will also prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing for an extended length of time. Once the healing period is complete, your new teeth will allow you to eat the foods you love without worrying about dentures slipping or falling out.
Am I a candidate for dental implant-supported dentures?
If you are missing most or all of your upper or lower teeth, and you are healthy enough to undergo minor dental procedures, you may be a candidate for this dental implant procedure. People who have removable dentures are also often candidates for the procedure. Because of the strategic placement of the dental implants, even patients who have already experienced significant bone loss can often receive a fixed denture.
While many people are candidates for dental implant-supported dentures, the procedure isn’t for everyone. The only way to know for sure whether or not this tooth loss solution is right for you is to have a consultation with an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Your oral surgeon will be able to recommend a treatment option that fits your needs.
Contact one of our offices in Alexandria, LA to learn more about your treatment options and schedule a consultation.