Implant Retained Dentures – Ashland, OR
Fully Renewed Smiles that Last
If you’ve lost several teeth or a full row of teeth, it’s important for you to reach out to your dentist as soon as possible to start repairing your smile. At Premier Care Dental, we offer several tooth replacement options for patients in Ashland. From traditional partial and full dentures to dental implant supported tooth replacement options, our skilled dentists and dentistry team members have you covered. To get started, call our dental office in Ashland to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment with us. We’ll review all your treatment options and help you to better understand your available solutions.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
There are two main types of dentures – partials and complete or full dentures. Partials fill the gaps in a patient’s smile following advanced tooth loss, and full dentures replace a complete row of teeth. Both partial and full dentures are composed using a gum-colored base to support several replacement teeth. Then, the partial is anchored to surrounding teeth. A full denture also uses a denture base to support the row of teeth, but with no healthy teeth to support the denture, the base is molded to fit against the gums creating suction to hold it in place. Implant-retained dentures use two to six dental implant posts to support the partial or full denture.
Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
No dental treatment plan is right for every patient. Before we get started with a complex treatment like implant-retained dentures, we’ll carefully review your unique case and treatment options to ensure implant restoration is right for you. In most cases, a relatively healthy person is a good candidate for an implant supported restoration plans. If you have impeded immune function, difficulty with healing, take blood thinners, or have any other health concerns that may diminish chances for successful dental implant placement, we may need to take more time and work more closely with your general physician to create an effective treatment plan.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
Like other dental implant tooth replacement plans, the implant denture process is completed over several phases of treatment. We’ll begin by preparing your smile. This may include tooth extraction or tissue grafting. Then, we surgically place the dental implant posts. While the implants fuse with the soft tissue and gums, we may place a temporary denture. Once the implants have fully fused these supportive structures, we’ll place abutment posts and design your final implant denture. Once the denture is crafted by our lab, we’ll anchor the restoration to the implant posts.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
There are many advantages to replacing your teeth using a dental implant supported denture. Some of the many benefits of tooth replacement with implants include:
- Longevity – traditional dentures need to be replaced at least every ten years. Implant dentures can last two decades or longer with proper care.
- Stability – traditional dentures replace about 20% of healthy tooth structure. Implant dentures replace 70% or more, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile with confidence in every situation.
- Improved health – traditional dentures do not replace the roots of teeth. Instead, they attach to healthy teeth or place pressure on gum and bone tissue to create suction that holds them steady. This can negatively impact oral and overall health and function. Implant dentures are fully self-supporting. The implant posts provide the stimulus necessary to maintain gum tissue volume and jawbone density, improving oral health and function.