Permanent Dentures Improve Your Lifestyle
Implant supported dentures are snapped into place on top of dental implants. This provides a secure fit and hold, eliminating looseness or slipping without the need for paste or adhesives. Implant supported dentures are designed so that they can be removed for regular cleaning, or you can opt for fixed implant supported dentures, which function as permanent teeth.
How Implant Supported Dentures Are Placed
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures Include:
- Increased stability
- Ability to eat and speak with confidence
- No more discomfort
- Secure fit
- No embarrassing clicking sounds
Implant-Supported Dentures in Lafayette, LA
Implant Supported Dentures in Lafayette, LAImplant supported dentures allow you to obtain the appearance of your natural teeth using dentures without sacrificing stability. Implant supported dentures are one of the many dental restoration options offered by Dr. James Finley, D.M.D.
Why Implant Supported Dentures?
Patients who get dentures often complain of inefficient adhesives that cause slipping and shifting of the dentures when eating as well as embarrassing clicking noises when talking. Dentures supported by implants can correct these issues.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures, or dentures supported by implants, begin with dental implants. Titanium posts are implanted into the jaw and fuse with the bone, creating a secure bond similar to that of the tooth root and jaw bone. The next step depends upon the type of dentures supported by implants you have selected.
Two Types of Implant Supported Dentures
Ball-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants: This type of implant supported dentures use a ball and socket method of attachment. The posts of the dental implants are fitted with the ball design while the dentures are given the corresponding socket. The dentures are then snapped into the place.
Bar-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants: With this method of implant supported dentures, a metal bar is attached to the posts of the dental implants and then clips or clasps are used to attach the dentures.
Dentures Supported by Implants: The Process
Dr. Finley will conduct an initial exam to help you determine whether implant supported dentures are right for you. This consultation for dentures supported by implants includes an evaluation of x-rays, medical and dental history. A dental impression will be taken from which to create a temporary denture for your implant supported dentures. It is necessary to wear a temporary prosthetic while the implants heal, a process that typically takes three to six months after the initial surgery. A second surgical appointment will be necessary to expose the tops of the implant to make them accessible for the dentures. The third and final appointment allows our Dr. Finley to attach the dentures on the implants, giving you the stability of dentures supported by implants.
To learn how dentures supported by implants can increase your quality of life, contact a member of Dr. Finley’s dental team now for a consultation.
Dr. James M. Finley, located in Lafayette, LA, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Lafayette, Crowley, Breaux Bridge, Opelousas, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Abbeville, Maurice, and surrounding areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!