Implant Supported Dentures Marlborough & Franklin MA
Looking for a more secure and permanent solution to missing teeth? Implant supported dentures may be the answer you're looking for.
Unlike traditional removable dentures, implant supported dentures (also called fixed dentures) offer a stable foundation that enables individuals to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Typically, fixed dentures are held in place with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots inserted into the jawbone. We can help you restore your smile at Periodontal Specialists through dentures.
Placing Dentures on Implants
Placing dentures on four implants is a popular and effective method of securing fixed dentures. The process involves placing four implants into the jawbone, which act as anchors for the dentures.
The implants are strategically placed in the jaw to ensure maximum stability and support for the dentures. Once the implants are placed, the dentures are attached to the implants with abutments or connectors.
There are several benefits of using four implants to support dentures in place.
First, it offers a more stable and secure solution than traditional removable dentures. Implant supported dentures do not slip or move around, allowing individuals to eat and speak with confidence.
Second, implant supported dentures look and feel like natural teeth.
They are comfortable and do not require the use of adhesives or creams to keep them in place. Finally, fixed dentures on four implants can improve overall oral health by preventing bone loss and maintaining the shape of the jaw.
Recovery and Maintenance
Recovery time for implant supported dentures varies depending on the individual and the complexity of the procedure. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the periodontist to ensure proper healing and minimize discomfort.
Regular check-ups with the periodontist are also recommended to ensure the long-term success of the implants and dentures.
Maintenance of implant supported dentures is relatively simple. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and using an antibacterial mouthwash. Regular dental check-ups are also necessary to monitor the health of the implants and dentures.
Other Configurations of Implants for Overdentures
Different implant configurations can be used to hold overdentures in place.
Overdentures are removable dentures that are anchored to implants. Unlike fixed dentures, overdentures can be removed for cleaning and maintenance.
The choice of implant configuration depends on various factors, such as the individual's jawbone density, missing teeth, and other factors. Our periodontist will assess your jawbone density, the number of missing teeth, and other factors to determine the best implant configuration for your needs.
Some common implant configurations used for overdentures include two implants with a bar attachment, four implants with ball or locator attachments, and six or more implants with a bar attachment.
Ultimately, at Periodontal Specialists, we are committed to providing personalized care and guidance throughout the entire implant process. Contact us at (774) 613-6009 today to schedule a consultation with our periodontist and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile.