Implant Dentures – Marion, IN
Rebuild Your Whole Smile from the Roots Up
As reliable as traditional dentures are, attaching them to dental implants can let you enjoy an even stronger, sturdier new smile. Because dental implants fulfill the same functions as natural tooth roots, they can make your new teeth look and feel as comfortable as your original ones. If you’re interested in replacing an entire row of missing teeth or want to give the dentures you already have an upgrade, give Bruner Dental a call today to schedule an implant consultation.
Why Choose Bruner Dental for Implant Dentures?
- Practice Places Dental Implants In-House
- State of the Art CT Scanners
- Full Team of Caring Dental Experts
What Are Implant Dentures?
Unlike traditional dentures that sit on your gums and are held in place with natural suction, implant dentures are anchored to titanium posts that have been surgically inserted into your jaw. Thanks to these posts acting as new tooth roots, your dentures won’t be in any danger of slipping, and they’ll have chewing power comparable to your natural teeth. Implant dentures can either be fixed in place or removable depending on your needs and your preferences.
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
Fixed dentures stay in your mouth at all times; only your dentist will take them out as needed. Normally 4 to 6 implant posts are required to support fixed dentures, and there needs to be a certain level of bone density in your jaw for a successful surgery.
Removable Implant Dentures
Removable implant dentures are held in place with clips or ball sockets. You can take them out to clean the area underneath them. Around 2 to 5 implants are needed for removable dentures, and typically patients can have them placed even with a lower level of jawbone density.
The Implant Denture Process
After we’ve confirmed that you’re a candidate for implant dentures, we’ll schedule any preliminary appointments that might be necessary to prepare your mouth for the treatment, such as bone grafts. Once your mouth is ready, we can perform implant placement surgery in-house.
It will take a few months for the implants to fuse with the jawbone, and once they do we can attach abutments to each post and start designing the final denture. It will be made in a separate laboratory; once it has been sent back to our office, we’ll schedule one final appointment to affix it to your implants and complete your new smile.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
The only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation, but you are most likely a good candidate if you:
- Are in good health overall and can undergo minor surgery without any problems.
- Do not have gum disease or other oral health issues that could lead to implant failure. (Or are willing to have preliminary treatments performed to take care of any such issues.)
- Are able and willing to stick to a process that typically lasts several months.
- Can maintain good oral health once you’ve received your new teeth.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Implant dentures are generally easier to take care of than traditional dentures since they can be brushed like normal teeth. The implant posts will stimulate the jawbone and help prevent facial collapse over time. Since your new teeth won’t slip, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods, and you can smile with confidence when meeting anyone for the first time. Finally, it’s worth remembering that dental implants can last 30 years or more with the right maintenance.