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What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Dr. Castellon
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?Getting an implant supported denture can help you enjoy the benefits of dental implants and the affordability of traditional dentures. Although the process of getting these prosthetics can take a considerable amount of time, it is one of the most effective modern teeth replacement options.

How Does It Work?

The first step of getting implant supported dentures will require you to undergo a surgical procedure for the implants which will be surgically placed into your jaw. In order for the next step to take place, you will then have to wait at least three months if the implants are in your lower jaw, and at least five months if it is in your upper jaw. The implants and the bone will bond together during this period, a process known as “osseointegration,” to provide an anchor for your future teeth replacement.

Of course, you can ask for temporary artificial teeth option that can go over the implants while you wait for the next step. If we determine that you are ready, the next step would be to reopen the gum tissue and expose the dental implants. A healing cap would then go on the head of each dental implant to help your gums heal correctly in 10-14 days. At the end of this healing process, regular abutments will replace your healing caps.

We will also need to take impressions of your teeth using dental putty or digital technology. Subsequently, we will help you try on your new denture frameworks to check how it fits. We will also check if your artificial teeth fit well with your framework before your final dentures are ready for attachment.

The whole process of getting your implant supported dentures usually takes about 5-7 months, though it can vary on a patient-to-patient basis. If you want to know more about implant supported dentures, please contact our offices today!

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