Implant supported Dentures – Permanent Teeth

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Conventional dentures are kept in place to the gum ridges and bone tissue by suction or by clasps that enfold the tooth/teeth. They are easy to remove that can be a disadvantage at certain times. The upper traditional ones are more stable than the lower set.

On the other hand, permanent or fixed dental prostheses are more stable and secure. They look and feel like natural teeth, so there are no difficulties when speaking and eating. This makes them more convenient to use than the traditional prosthetic dental restorations. If you want to know if dental implants are right for you, click here.

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Getting Permanent Dentures

Permanent dentures are attached to a dependable support structure. These artificial set of teeth can either be full or a partial (either upper or lower jaw). The traditional ones are created on a gum-colored acrylic support that fits closely onto the gum ridge. This makes it easier for them to be removed in-between meals or for cleaning.

However, these traditional ones have several disadvantages. Thanks to modern dental technology as modern techniques were discovered, known as dental implants. Implants replaced these conventional ones and are more stable and appealing. Also known as fixed teeth, they become a component of the jaw bone. A fixed bridge is also known as fixed partial, that requires the skill of a professional dental expert, like Dr.Amit Shah, to perform the procedure. Learn how dental implants work, set an appointment in our Orange County office now!

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How Many Implants do you need for dentures?

The number of artificial roots to insert into the jaw depends on the number of missing teeth. This means that it can either be one or more. Four artificial roots, or popularly known as all-on-four, is sufficient to support a full dental prosthesis. However, other factors are to be considered — like the health condition of the jaw bone.

What is Osseo-integration

Dental implants became popular because they look like natural teeth, which is achieved by Osseo-integration. This process allows the growth of cells into the surface of the metal posts that were into the jaw bone. It helps in producing a naturally sturdier bond and becomes a component of the jaw after a period of two to six months.

Implant Loading

Modern dental implants offer more benefits because of the new roots to which they were attached to. With threads on one end, the new root, which is made of alloy, is inserted into the jaw bone at exactly identified sites and angles. When the osseo-integration process is complete, the fixed prostheses are positioned on the new roots in the standard procedure. This process is known as “loading” and from the installation takes about three to six months to heal since its installation. If a bridge is required, the dentist will recommend a temporary restoration procedure.

Can I get Fixed Dentures?

Complete or partial implants offer more benefits compared to the conventional removable restorations. These include the following:

  • Natural Looking and Feel Teeth – Both partial and full implants look and feel like natural teeth. It means that you do not feel like you’ve lost any real teeth!
  • Fits Perfectly – As the name says, they are permanent. This eliminates any worries of them falling off from the mouth when you laugh out loud or talk too fast.
  • Sustains Your Face Structure – Fixed restorations sustain facial contour. Bone loss on the jaw occurs due to lost teeth that affects the facial structure. Not with new fixed teeth because they encourage the jaw bone to grow during the osseo-integration process.
  • No Speech Difficulties – Unlike the conventional removable dentures, where your diction gets affected, permanent ones allow you to pronounce words and letter accurately. They do not affect speech at all! In fact, you can speak without any difficulty after they were installed.
  • Eat Any Food You Like – You can eat any food you like with fixed restorations even sticky foods.
  • Visually Appealing – Fixed dentures, whether partial or full, keep you look visually appealing. You can flash that gorgeous smile and show off those white complete set of teeth. No one will ever wonder they were implants!
  • No Safekeeping Problems – There is no need to remove them and no issues of soaking them to any special soaking solutions.
  • Secure in Your Mouth – They are permanent, which means they are stable. They stay in the mouth when brushing, after meals, and even when sleeping.

Permanent Dentures Cost

New fixed teeth may be more expensive compared to traditional dentures. However, the benefits are far greater than the price. Just imagine having a complete set that works like natural teeth. You will not even feel you ever lost a tooth or a few teeth!

Permanent ones give you the opportunity to get a new set of teeth that are sturdier and stable because they are attached to the jaw bone. However, some factors are to be considered before having an implant. These are inadequate jaw bone density and presence of any chronic diseases.

At Creative Smiles Dental Office, patients undergo a thorough physical examination to determine this. If a patient has adequate jaw bone density, Dr. Shah will suggest a waiting time for the osseointegration process to complete, which is about 2-6 months. The waiting time also allows the growth of the bone in the jaw. The dentist will suggest tooth extraction if you require a full restoration. The total cost of the prosthetic dentures includes grafting, which is an alternative recommended for those aged 40 to 65, and even those who are in their 80s.

Implant Supported Complete Permanent Denture

A healthy patient with excellent bone quality and quantity can have a full fixed denture installed using just four new roots, also known as the all-on-4. For patients with immunodeficiency problems or non-treatable diseases like diabetes, our dentists recommend having more than four.

Published on May 24, 2018, Updated on February 10, 2022