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.
Implant Denture FAQs
If you are interested in restoring your smile with implant dentures in Edison, it’s likely that you have a few questions. We always want you to feel 100% confident before beginning any treatment here at Edison Prosthodontics, so we are more than happy to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some common questions we get about implant dentures below so you can learn more about them. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Are Implant Dentures Better Than Regular Dentures?
Implant dentures offer a variety of important benefits that you can’t get with traditional dentures. Thanks to their firm foundation in the jawbone, implant dentures will never slip, shift, or pop out of place while you talk or eat. They also restore 80% or more of your natural chewing force, whereas traditional dentures only restore 20-30% of your biting power. Plus, dental implants stimulate the jawbone, which keeps it from deteriorating and prevents the sunken, aged look that so often accompanies tooth loss.
How Long Do Implant Dentures Last?
Traditional dentures only last five to seven years, at which point they’ll need to be replaced. Not only is this inconvenient, but it can become quite costly over time as well. On the other hand, dental implants routinely last 30 years or longer, in many cases lasting a lifetime. The restoration supported by dental implants will wear down over time, but typically, and implant-supported denture won’t need to be replaced for 10-20 years, sometimes even longer with the proper care.
Can I Use My Current Traditional Dentures?
In some cases, we may be able to retrofit your current dentures so they can snap onto an off of dental implants. However, this will depend on several unique factors that we’ll review during your consultation. At Edison Prosthodontics, we’re proud to offer the latest dental technology for digital dentures. These highly precise and efficient dentures are created with advanced scanning and imaging technology to ensure the results are as lifelike and comfortable as possible. When or if your implant denture needs to be replaced, we’ll use the digitally stored design of your denture to quickly and easily order your replacement.
Can Implant Dentures Fail?
Dental implants boast an amazing success rate of over 95%, even 10 years after placement! However, there is still the remote possibility of failure. An infection in the gums around the implants called peri-implantitis is the most common cause of dental implant failure, and it is most often caused by poor oral hygiene. As long as you practice great oral hygiene, avoid bad chewing habits, and get at least two dental checkups and cleanings a year, your implant denture should avoid failure. However, if it ever becomes loose or painful, don’t hesitate to contact us right away.