Whether you’ve been wearing dentures for years or you’re new to them, you may want to consider implant-retained dentures. There’s a common misconception that you must get a mouth full of dental implants if you want to switch from a traditional prosthesis, but implant-retained dentures offer a way to get the benefits of dental implants while still replacing a full arch of teeth! At Tarpon Shores Dental, we offer implant-retained dentures to restore the look, function, and confidence back to your smile.
An implant-retained denture is like a traditional denture, except it’s designed to work with dental implants. Dr. Shanaka will carefully examine your mouth to see where implants could be placed as well as how many you may need. Your dental implants will act as an anchor to secure your dentures, giving you a full and functional grin. He will also check out your existing denture to see if you’ll need a new one made to accommodate your dental implants. The best part about implant-retained dentures is that they can be designed to be fixed or removable, depending on your specific needs.
Ideal candidates for implant-retained dentures will have a jawbone that is strong enough to support dental implants as well as healthy gums. The only way to know for certain is to visit our dental office. Dr. Shanaka will take a careful look at your mouth to decide whether or not implant-retained dentures are for you. Even if you have a weakened jawbone, he may be able to perform a bone graft to accommodate your restoration. If you have dentures already or need to replace multiple missing teeth, implant-retained dentures are a great option.
The process for implant retained dentures starts with an examination to develop a treatment plan. Once Dr. Shanaka decides how many dental implants you need and where they will be placed, you will be scheduled to receive your implants. After your dental implants are placed, they will fuse to your jawbone, creating a strong and sturdy support for your dentures. After that, all that’s left is attaching your previous or newly-fabricated dentures to your implants for a secure and natural-looking grin.
Implant-retained dentures give you a more secure, strong, functional, and natural-looking smile than traditional dentures. Not only will you no longer need adhesive or additional appointments to adjust your dentures, but you’ll get a more comfortable fit for years to come. Additionally, because implant-supported dentures are completely secure, you’ll have much stronger biting power, allowing for a more nutritious, delicious, and well-balanced diet.
You will also receive an extreme confidence boost with implant-retained dentures. Gone are the days of worrying about your prosthesis slipping and sliding when you’re talking, chewing, or laughing. This restoration allows you to go about your life with the confidence of having a strong and healthy smile. Dental implants also stimulate the jaw bone to keep it strong and healthy, which is a benefit you simply can’t get with traditional dentures. Contact our dental office today to bring strength and confidence to your grin.