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Implant Dentures – Astoria, NY

Using Dental Implants for A Full Bite

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Traditional dentures are an incredibly popular option for replacing entire rows of teeth, especially with millions of Americans struggling with tooth loss. Even so, these prosthetics often come with certain challenges that can be inconvenient for some people, such as potentially moving out of place when eating or talking. The good news is that our team at ED Family Dental can provide a lifelike and effective alternative with implant dentures, as this option combines the best of both worlds. Read on to learn more about this treatment or give us a call today to schedule a consultation!

What Are Implant Dentures?

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Implant dentures involve the combination of traditional prosthetics with titanium posts that will secure them directly to your jawbone. This means this tooth-replacement option won’t rely on natural suction to the gums, which in turn can provide a much more natural-feeling solution for your new smile. In many cases, this treatment comes with two types of options: permanent or removable. Here’s a closer look at each type:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Fixed or permanent implant dentures are designed to remain in your mouth indefinitely, and the only one who can remove them is your dentist. This solution often includes placing 4-6 dental implants in your jawbone to ensure the highest level of stability for your new pearly whites. Since you won’t be able to take them out, you can simply take care of them like natural teeth.

Removable Implant Dentures

If a patient doesn’t have a high volume of jawbone density, they can potentially opt for removable implant dentures instead. Our team will strategically place metal posts in the thickest parts of your jaw to offer the best support, and they’ll use clips or ball sockets to allow the prosthetics to be removed at any time. You’ll need to remove your dentures to clean them, but your treatment should only involve around 2-5 implants.

The Implant Denture Process

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Our team will first evaluate your situation and determine if you’re eligible for dental implants. If necessary, we’ll perform preliminary procedures like bone grafting to prepare your mouth for the treatment. Once you’re ready to receive implants, we’ll numb your mouth with a local anesthetic and surgically embed yours in your jawbone and have you heal for several months so that osseointegration can occur—the process of your metal posts fusing with your bone tissue. Afterward, we’ll place your abutments—metal connector pieces that will link your dentures to your implants.

We will also specifically design your dentures so that they match your mouth perfectly. Once they’re fabricated, our team can attach them to your titanium posts. After confirming that you’re satisfied with your results, you’ll be free to enjoy improved confidence as well as oral function.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

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People who have lost all of their pearly whites are typically good candidates for implant dentures. However, we’ll need to ensure that:

If you aren’t currently eligible for the process, we can help get your mouth ready via preliminary services like bone grafting or even tooth extraction. We’ll be sure to walk you through the plan so that you know exactly what to expect.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

a dental patient smiling after receiving implant dentures

With implant dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of both treatments, including advantages like:

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