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Implant Supported Dentures – The Answer to Denture Pain

implant supported dentureAn amazing and economical procedure that can be completed in the dentist’s office in less than an hour can put an end to denture issues once and for all. Implant Supported Dentures could be just the thing for your denture problems.

Dentures makes a positive impact on your quality of life, of course, but for most they are not without problems. Sore spots and looseness are common. Plus, you have to get frequent adjustments, relines and other procedures done if you want to maintain a reasonable fit. And still, an adhesive may be needed. But it’s now possible to eliminate many of the problems associated with wearing dentures.

Implant Supported Dentures anchor your dental plates in place and add a cushioning layer between your gums and the acrylic of your dentures. This results in more comfort and allows you to wear your dentures even when sleeping. Plus, it can help slow ridge degeneration which leads to increasingly loose dentures. And with Implant Supported Dentures, the success rate is 96 percent or more.

Finally, Solve Your Loose Denture Problems

When maintained well, dentures are a great way to replace natural teeth. But as time marches on, pressure from the acrylic denture base presses on the gums and leads to ridge shrinkage and other complications. Because of this, dentures don’t fit as they should, and that means you need messy and bacteria-harboring adhesives as well as frequent relines and other adjustments.

Here’s how Implant Supported Dentures work: A dentist inserts four to six small, narrow implants into your gums. A soft base of silicone is added to the inside surface of your dentures. This new base grips tightly onto the implants, holding dentures in place better and allowing for some relief for your gums. And unlike other implant types you may have heard of, there’s no cutting, no stitches and very little healing time required.




Who makes the best candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?

Almost all denture wearers make good candidates for Implant Supported Dentures. And when you consider that perhaps 80 percent of denture wearers aren’t completely happy with the dentures they have, there are many people who can benefit.

Is there pain involved?

Since a local anesthetic is administered before the implant procedure, there is no pain from putting in the implants. And because gums are not cut or stitched, the pain afterwards is very minor. The minimally invasive procedure results in just a bit of soreness that lasts for only a day or two.

Will the implants prevent reabsorbing?

Yes, they will. Resorption of bone is slowed down when teeth or something else like implants is in a position to stimulate the bones rather than pressing down on them as the hard acrylic does when dentures are used in the traditional manner.

Will my insurance cover Implant Supported Dentures?

Probably not. Regular denture appliances are covered in many cases and so are relines, but most insurance companies do not cover implant supported dentures. Check with your insurer for more info or let us help you find out if you’re covered.

Are these implants less expensive than other implants?

Yes, the cost is reduced because components are less expensive and the procedure required for implant insertion is less extensive. Traditional implants require having surgery twice and need a long healing time, but that’s not the case with minimally invasive Implant Supported Dentures.

How long will I be out of commission?

This procedure is completely non-surgical and flapless, so the healing time is practically none. Dentures can be fixed to the implants immediately, and you’ll only need a few hours of time to adjust. Within only hours, you can return to life as usual — and you can eat normal foods in just a day or so.

Should I remove these kinds of dentures at night?

That isn’t necessary. While nighttime removal is usually recommended with traditional dentures so that gums can rest and recover from the stress placed on them by dentures, this isn’t necessary with Implant Supported Dentures. That means most people who have these kinds of dentures do, in fact, leave them in at night.

How do I clean this type of dentures?

You can rinse them and brush them with a soft nylon toothbrush. Cleaning in this manner is recommended at least twice a day. If you experience problems with an odor or staining, you can remove the dentures for about 30 minutes each day and use an ordinary denture cleaning tablet to soak them. Simply rinse thoroughly before reinserting.

Is it okay to sterilize my dentures in boiling water?

Certainly not. This will result in warped, damaged dentures that no longer fit or perform as they should. Anytime dentures must be left out the mouth, the should be kept moist and should remain at room or body temperature.

What other oral care is necessary?

We recommend using your clean fingers to massage your lower and upper gums when your dentures are out for cleaning. You may also find benefit from brushing your palate and tongue every day. Using a tongue cleaner may also benefit you.

Will I still require denture adhesive?

No. When your dentures fit properly and are anchored with implants in this way, adhesive is no longer required.

What should I do if I damage my dentures?

First, don’t panic. Then wrap them in a wet towel and call for a dental appointment. It’s best if you do not attempt to make any denture repairs yourself. In most cases, your dental office will be able to make repairs quickly and simply and also perform professional adjustments to ensure that a proper fit is reestablished and maintained.

Do dentures contribute to oral cancer?

When dentures are loose, you can get sore spots from rubbing that can be painful and become infected. In some cases, chronic irritation can morph into a type of oral cancer. That’s why all denture wearers need yearly oral cancer screenings.

Can medication interfere with my dentures?

Yes. An adequate supply of saliva is necessary for dentures to prevent gum irritation and create the best possible suction to hold dentures in. But there are at least 500 medications that that can cause dry mouth. This includes blood pressure tablets, antidepressants and antihistamines. Make sure your dental office knows about the medicines you take so a dry mouth management program can be recommended if needed.

How often will I need new dentures?

That depends on lots of different factors. In general, dentures are very durable and long-lasting, but nothing lasts forever. Proper maintenance is important for getting the most life possible from dentures. Relining can also help prolong the life of dentures. In most cases, however, replacement after 4 to 8 years is recommended. Other factors also contribute to the life of dentures.

What’s an immediate denture?

An immediate denture is made from an impression that’s taken before remaining teeth have been pulled. This type of denture is put in the mouth over extraction sites and means you never have to be without teeth. But gums change and recede over time, and relining and adjustments are necessary with immediate dentures for several months.

What is an implant supported denture?

Implant supported dentures are plates that rest on implants installed in your jaw. When you use an implant supported denture, you get better support, better retention and the best possible stability available.


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