You may be a good candidate for implant-retained dentures if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. Unlike traditional dentures that you take out at night and drop in the cup on your bedside table, these stay in your mouth like natural teeth.
Implant-retained dentures are a permanent tooth replacement treatment secured in your mouth by anywhere from 4-6 dental implants per your top and bottom dental arch. They look and feel more like natural teeth, and many people prefer them to traditional dentures.
Traditional dentures rely on adhesives or suction to stay put. But they can come loose or feel uncomfortable. Implant-retained dentures are permanent and can make you feel like you never lost your teeth.
At Dental Arts of Edgewater in Edgewater, New Jersey, Dr. Michael Moawad can help you enjoy your best smile with dental implant dentures.
What to expect with dental implant surgery
If you’d like to experience the convenience and confidence of having a mouth full of perfect teeth, dental implant dentures can provide it.
We place metal posts into your jawbone under your gums. These posts serve as tooth roots which give your dentures a strong foundation. Once the posts are inserted, your mouth will heal over the next few months.
Then, Dr. Moawad crafts a custom dental framework to fit your mouth. Typically, these new teeth are made of a long-lasting acrylic blend. Your implants fuse with your new teeth and provide a stable basis for talking, chewing, or smiling.
The implants mimic your natural tooth roots and help preserve your jawbone so you don’t suffer bone loss over time.
Why do people prefer implant-retained dentures?
People love the natural look and feel of implant-retained dentures. They don’t fall out and can last a lifetime. You can brush them like your original teeth, which makes for easier maintenance than messy denture creams.
Besides aesthetics, implants also help maintain healthy gums, leading to better oral health. Many people find they’re cost-effective over time too.
Who’s a good candidate for implant-retained dentures?
We conduct an assessment to ensure your oral health is good and your jawbone is strong. You need good bone density and a healthy mouth to support dental implants.
If you’re currently wearing traditional dentures or looking to replace a bridge or partial dentures with something permanent, implant-retained dentures could be the solution.
If you’d like to discuss implant-retained dentures, schedule your appointment at Dental Arts of Edgewater today by calling our office or requesting an appointment online. We’re here to answer your questions and assess your candidacy.