Implant dentures are an entire upper or lower denture supported by dental implants. The implants fuse with your jawbone and become a solid anchor for attaching a denture. In Motion Dentists in La Verne, California, has a record of safe, successful treatment with implant dentures to help you speak, eat, and smile with confidence.
How Are Implant Dentures Different from Regular Dentures?
A regular complete denture is a removable oral appliance that replaces all your missing teeth. The lower denture rests on your gums, and suction keeps an upper denture in place. Instead of resting on your gums, implant dentures attach to two to six dental implants anchored in your jawbone. A removable implant denture can snap or clip onto dental implants, and a fixed implant denture screws onto implants.
Ideal Candidates for Implant Dentures
You may wonder if you qualify for implant dentures. In most cases, anyone healthy enough for oral surgery can receive them. But long-lasting implants require your time and diligent care. So, before placing your implants, we ensure that you have good physical and oral health, an understanding of implant benefits and risks, and a commitment to keeping your implants healthy.
If all your upper or lower teeth are missing or too damaged to save without harming your oral health, implant dentures may be an option. The stability of implants improves your experience with wearing dentures and helps them look and feel more like natural teeth.
Most people who need dentures also qualify for implants, but we will review your medical and dental histories to ensure they are right for you. Uncontrolled illnesses that increase inflammation, such as diabetes, can interfere with the healing process. But having diabetes does not disqualify you from getting implants. Also, tobacco products can increase the risk of complications during the healing process. Still, we will explain how any health issues may affect your treatment plan. And after receiving dental implants, it is essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene at home and keep your hygiene and exam appointments with us.
What Is Involved in the Implant Denture Process?
The implant denture process begins with a consultation with us at In Motion Dentists. We will listen to your concerns about wearing dentures and your preferences for implant dentures. Then, we will take x-rays, photos, molds, and digital scans of your mouth. The information will help us evaluate your teeth, gums, and bone structure. Next, we will create a treatment plan and explain what you can expect.
Dental implant surgery is an outpatient procedure. You will have a safe, comfortable surgery and recovery. We will make small incisions through your gums and jawbone using digital technology for precise implant placement. After surgery, you can wear a temporary denture for three to four months while your jawbone and implants fuse. Then, we will fit you for beautiful, comfortable replacement teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures create a positive life-changing experience. You will enjoy these benefits:
- Enjoyable eating – Your chewing-muscle control will improve, making it easier to eat with dentures and enjoy your favorite meals again.
- Jawbone preservation – Implants stimulate bone and keep it intact to prevent premature facial sagging.
- Natural speech – Stable dentures help you pronounce words easily and speak naturally—no more clicking or popping noises.
- Comfort – Implants add stability that helps dentures feel relatively natural.
- Ease of maintenance – Care for them daily like natural teeth. You will not need adhesives to keep your denture in place.
- A more confident smile – Your improved quality of life will help you smile more often.
You’re in Good Hands With In Motion Dentists
Implant dentures from In Motion Dentists in La Verne, California, are the most effective tooth replacement for missing teeth. We will ensure you understand your options and give you a new smile with safe, comfortable, and long-lasting implant dentures. We welcome you to call us at (626) 594-0374 to learn more.