Implant-Support Dentures

Dentures have long been the go-to teeth-replacement option for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth. Modern dental technology and treatments have made a variety of denture types, such as implant-supported dentures, available to patients looking to replace their teeth and enjoy both the efficiency of traditional dentures paired with the natural feel of dental implants.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures (also called snap-on or overdentures) are similar to traditional dentures, but instead of hugging your gum line to stay in place, they attach to several (usually four, six, or eight) strategically placed dental implants.

How Are Implant-Supported Dentures Different From All-On-4?

The main difference between all-on-4 and implant-supported dentures is that implant-supported dentures are designed to be removable, and all-on-4 are permanently fixed in the mouth.

The Benefits of Choosing Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures offer a variety of benefits over traditional dentures, including:

Additionally, since implant-supported dentures are anchored by dental implants, they deliver much-needed stimulation and pressure directly to the jawbone, helping to prevent bone deterioration as a result of tooth loss. This helps to maintain your bone structure and appearance.

Are Implant-Supported Dentures Right for You?

While implant-supported dentures are a great tooth-replacement option for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth, they are not right for everyone.  To be a candidate for implant-supported dentures, you must be healthy enough to receive the required dental implants. This means having no current signs of periodontal disease, adequate jawbone mass to support dental implants, and being healthy enough to undergo implant placement surgery.

What To Expect When Getting Implant-Supported Dentures

The process of getting implant-supported dentures varies slightly depending on the patient. It always begins with a consultation, examination, and discussion with one of our dentists. This is then followed by a procedure to extract any remaining teeth and place bone grafts (if necessary). Once you are fully healed and your jawbone has grown sufficiently, we can schedule an appointment to place your dental implants. Every patient is different, but on average, the healing and osseointegration processes following an implant placement procedure require about six months. Once you are fully healed, your implant-supported dentures are ready to be attached.

Smile Rejuvenation and Tooth-Replacement Options in Miami

If you are missing some or all of your teeth, we have a variety of tooth-replacement treatment options available that can help you restore the form and function of your smile. From dental implants and implant-supported dentures to crowns and bridges, we can help you meet your smile goals with a fully restored set of teeth. To learn more about smile rejuvenation and restoration with our dentists in Miami or to schedule a smile makeover consultation, we welcome you to contact ONE Dental today.