According to one estimate, roughly 36 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Many of them choose to get dentures — and they quickly discover that as wonderful as their prosthetic is, it also comes with some significant downsides. Is there a better tooth replacement option for people who have suffered extensive tooth loss? Yes. You may qualify for implant dentures in Branford. Contact New Haven Dental Group today to learn more about this remarkable treatment.
While traditional dentures simply sit on top of the gums, implant dentures are actually anchored in the jawbone via small prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants). The implants actually bond with the surrounding tissue and provide an incredibly sturdy base for the teeth that rest on top of them. As a result, implant dentures are much stronger and sturdier than traditional ones.
There are a few different types of implant dentures. Depending on your circumstances, we might recommend that you get one of the following:
These are permanently attached to the implants that support them; they can only be removed by a dental professional. Many patients enjoy the convenience of always having their teeth in their mouth. It typically takes 4 – 6 dental implants in Branford per arch to support a permanent denture.
Sometimes called overdentures or “Snap-On” dentures, these are easy for patients to remove on their own. They are held in place via ball sockets or bar-shaped attachments and typically require fewer dental implants than a permanent denture. Many patients who have lost some bone density in their jaw opt for removable implant dentures.
The implant denture procedure spans across several months and usually includes four stages of treatment:
Most patients do qualify for implant dentures, either right away or after some preliminary treatments. Ideal candidates for the procedure:
Some of the top benefits of implant dentures include: