An incomplete smile may cause stress, anxiety, and even embarrassment. Implant-supported dentures are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your confidence.
The solution includes implants that hold the dentures securely and firmly in place, giving the appearance of a whole, healthy smile. And since they are permanent, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of implant-supported dentures for the rest of your life.
At Silver Firs Dental in Mill Creek, Washington, we provide our patients with implant-supported dentures to give them a reliable and solid alternative to dentures, dental bridges, and traditional dental implants.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a combination between dentures and dental implants. Unlike dentures, this solution is permanent and fixed.
Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to anchor the replacement teeth in place guaranteeing the stability of the denture using two to four implants.
On top of enhanced strength, these dentures improve speech, chewing, and overall oral health. They also reduce gum irritation and provide greater comfort.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures provide a comfortable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth.
Some of their main benefits include:
- No restrictions on your food choices
- They help prevent bone tissue loss since the implants stimulate your gums
- Gum irritation associated with conventional dentures is eliminated
- There is no risk of the dentures falling out
- There are no adjustments required with these prosthetics
- They require the same care as your natural teeth
- They look natural and improve facial aesthetics
- They prevent teeth from shifting
- They improve oral health
What Is the Process for Placing Implant-Supported Dentures?
Before the actual procedure, our dentists at Silver Firs Dental will examine your gums to make sure you do not have gum disease. In case you have an infection, we will treat it first.
Next, we will take X-rays to determine your jawbone density and find out if it is sufficient for supporting the implants. We will then take an impression of your teeth along with other measurements.
These details will be sent to the lab so they can fabricate your new set of artificial teeth to our precise specifications.
During the implant process, our dentists will use local anesthesia to numb your gums. Then, they will surgically place up to four small implants under your gum line. These implants will serve as support for your new set of teeth.
Once they are firmly in place, we can snap in your dentures.
If you would like to be fitted for implant-supported dentures, visit Silver Firs Dental in Mill Creek, Washington, or call us at (425) 225-5757 to schedule your appointment.