Implant-Retained Dentures – Edison, NJ
The Best Full Arch Removable Tooth Replacement
Traditional, non-implant dentures have helped generations of patients to regain their lost smiles — but they are not the best way to replace a full arch of teeth. Implant-retained dentures in Edison offer superior stability, longevity, and long-term oral health benefits. Would you like to learn more about this advanced treatment? Dr. Shah and our team are ready to answer your questions and get you on the road to a fully restored smile.
Why Choose Edison Prosthodontics for Implant-Retained Dentures?
- Cutting-Edge Dental Technology
- Highly Experienced, Highly Trained Prosthodontist
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
An implant-retained denture replaces either all or some of the upper or all of the lower teeth. It is held in place with a strategically placed prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants) that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. This is in contrast to traditional dentures, which are held in place with suction or adhesive. The number of implants required varies from patient to patient, but it generally takes 2-4 implants per dental arch.
There are a few different types of implant-retained dentures, including:
- These are removable and “snap” onto and off of small attachments on top of the dental implants. In some cases, a traditional denture can be retrofitted to work as an implant-retained overdenture.
- Overdentures on mini implants: when there is not enough room for regular implants, we can use mini implants to retain the denture.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
Most patients who have lost all or more of their natural teeth throughout a dental arch are candidates for implant-retained dentures, either right away or after some preparatory treatment. Ideal candidates for this procedure are those who:
- Are in fair oral health. You should be free of active gum disease and have adequate bone density in your jaw to support dental implants.
- Do not smoke. Tobacco usage increases the risk of dental implant failure. Smoking will not automatically bar you from getting dental implants, but it will give Dr. Shah cause for concern.
- Have excellent oral health habits. Proper brushing, flossing, and routine preventive dental care will all play a role in your dental implants’ long-term success.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
You can expect your implant-retained dentures to be much stronger, sturdier, and natural feeling than non-implant dentures in Edison. They also last much longer than their traditional counterparts. The dental implants even prevent changes to the shape of the jawbone that are a natural consequence of tooth loss.
Advanced Technology Facilitates Treatment
Of course, you will have to go through a complex treatment process before you can begin to experience the benefits of your implant-retained dentures. In our practice, Dr. Shah is committed to making that process as easy and efficient as possible. That is why he uses advanced technology to aid in the implant placement surgery. He also uses digital denture technology to produce the prosthetic teeth that go on top of the implants.
The traditional method for creating an implant-retained denture involves multiple appointments and a complex fitting process that requires several appointments. But thanks to Dr. Shah’s digital denture technology, you can get your new teeth as quickly as possible. The system uses advanced digital scanning and 3D printing to produce prosthetics that fit flawlessly. Your denture’s design will even be securely stored in our records so it will be easy for us to order a replacement should you ever need it.
Are you ready to discover what implant-retained dentures may be able to do for you? Contact Edison Prosthodontics today to schedule your consultation.