Implant-Supported Dentures
in Broken Arrow, OK

Implant-supported dentures are a type of overdenture that is securely attached to dental implants embedded in the jawbone, offering enhanced stability compared to traditional dentures. These dentures can be either fixed or removable and typically require two or more implants per arch for support. Interested in learning more about implant-supported dentures and how they could work for your smile? Dr. Holleman would be happy to assist. Contact us today!

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Are implant-supported dentures more comfortable than traditional dentures?

Yes, implant-supported dentures are generally more comfortable than traditional dentures. They are securely anchored to the jawbone, providing better stability and eliminating the slipping and discomfort often associated with traditional dentures. This stability allows for more natural chewing and speaking, enhancing overall comfort. Additionally, implant-supported dentures help preserve the jawbone, preventing the bone loss that can cause traditional dentures to become loose over time, further improving long-term comfort and functionality.

Who Is a candidate for implant-supported dentures?

Candidates for implant-supported dentures typically include individuals with multiple missing teeth who have sufficient jawbone density to support the implants. Good overall health is essential, as certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders, can affect healing. Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking have a better prognosis. A thorough evaluation by our team, including X-rays and possibly a CT scan, is necessary to determine if a patient has adequate bone structure for the procedure.

How long does the entire process take for a full-mouth restoration with implants?

The entire process for a full-mouth restoration with implants can take 6-12 months. It begins with a comprehensive consultation and planning phase, followed by the surgical placement of the implants. A healing period of 3-6 months is necessary for osseointegration, where the implants fuse with the jawbone. After this, abutments are attached, and the gums are given time to heal. Finally, custom-made dentures are designed and created, completing the process. Additional procedures like bone grafting can extend the timeline.

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