Implant Dentures – Edison, NJ
Fully Restore Your Smile from the Roots Up
Losing most or all of your teeth changes your life, and not for the better. You can’t eat most foods, you have trouble speaking clearly (if at all), and you can no longer be confident in the appearance of your smile. Even if you fill the space with traditional dentures, you may still have problems if your new teeth slip at inopportune moments. Here at Edison Prosthodontics, Dr. Shah can help you enjoy a much more stable long-term solution for multiple missing teeth: implant dentures. Reach out today to schedule a consultation and learn more about this state-of-the-art solution for extensive tooth loss.
Why Choose Edison Prosthodontics for Implant Dentures?
- Highly Accurate Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
- Implant Placement and Restoration Under a Single Roof
- Implant Posts Made Out of Metal-Free Zirconia
What are Implant Dentures?
An implant denture is exactly what the name suggests: a denture attached to a number of dental implant posts. This lets your denture mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth more closely, as the implants can act as new tooth roots. Both partial dentures and full dentures can be attached to implant posts. Based on your needs, you can get fixed or removable implant dentures; our recommendation will depend on your oral health and your preferences.
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
This type of denture is meant to stay in the mouth at all times. The only person who will remove it will be your implant dentist. About 4 to 6 dental implants are needed to support a fixed denture. Also, a certain level of jawbone density is required, so if you’ve already suffered from bone loss, you might need a bone graft before receiving your implant posts.
Removable Implant Dentures
A removable implant denture is also sometimes called an “overdenture.” It is attached to the implant posts with either clips (bar-retained) or ball sockets (ball-retained). Only about 2 to 5 implants are required for this procedure, which means less bone density is needed. This can make removable implant dentures a better choice for patients that don’t want to undergo bone grafting.
The Implant Denture Procedure
There are several phases of treatment when it comes to getting implant dentures. After an initial consultation where we confirm you’re a candidate for the procedure, preparatory treatments like removing damaged teeth may be performed. Once your jaw is ready, implant posts can be surgically inserted into the bone. It’ll take several months for the bone and the implant posts to form a strong bond that will allow your implants to act like new tooth roots. When they do, you’ll return to our office so that we can attach abutments and start the process of designing your final denture, which will be made at a separate dental lab and placed in your mouth during your final appointment.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
You can be considered a candidate for implant dentures if you:
- Have multiple missing teeth.
- Are healthy enough for implant surgery.
- Are able and willing to undergo any necessary preliminary treatments.
- Can commit to a months-long implant process.
- Can maintain good oral health once your implants are in place.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Since dental implants help stimulate your jawbone, implant dentures can help you avoid the bone loss and facial collapse that you would eventually see with traditional dentures. Also, dentures that are always anchored in place make it easier to smile with confidence, and they feel more comfortable in your mouth. And while there are certain foods you can’t eat with traditional dentures, implant dentures provide the strength and stability you need to freely enjoy your favorite meals.