At Blake Family Dentistry, we have the know-how and technology to keep your mouth healthy, looking great, and functioning at its best. And for many patients, restorative treatments are a very effective way of making a difference in their lives.
For patients with weak or missing teeth, dentures can be the best option to completely restore their smile. And contrary to popular belief … they aren’t just for the elderly. People of all ages can benefit from them. Plus, they’ve been around for a really long time … I heard that the first implants date back to 600 AD, when they were used by the Mayans! Wow.
There are a few different options to meet individual needs and budget … but in this blog I’m going to provide an overview of implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are different from conventional dentures in that they are attached to a foundation that goes onto the jawbone – instead of sitting of just sitting on the gum or being attached to your existing teeth. They are perfect for people who don’t have any teeth but have a strong enough jaw to support implants.
Some of the benefits of implanted-support dentures are:
- They replace teeth and some missing tooth roots.
- Comfort and stability.
- Ability to chew food properly, just as well as natural teeth.
- They look great.
- A renewed sense of confidence.
The average timeframe for treatment is anywhere between five months for the lower jaw and up to seven months for the upper jaw. In some complicated cases, treatment can surpass a year’s time.
When it comes to looking after your smile … regular cleaning and care is an absolute must to avoid dental health problems down the road and ensure your dentures last as long as they’re supposed to. Cutting corners isn’t advisable. They need to be removed daily, and you also mustn’t forget to keep the rest of your mouth clean including gums, tongue, and palate. Don’t worry – we will show you how!
Is it for you? Before any decisions are made, we will set up a consultation for you at Blake Family Dentistry. At that time, we will review your medical history along with your current overall health to determine if implanted-supported dentures are right for you. A healthy jawbone is critical for this smile-enhancing option.
I know it seems like a lot of information … but don’t worry, my team and I will answer all your questions and make sure your experience is the best it can be! Give us a call today to embark on an individualized treatment plan that exceeds your expectations. The smile you’ve dreamed of can be yours – and we want to help you get it!