Replacing a full arch of missing teeth is now easier than ever with the use of dental implants. Dental implants can secure and stabilize a denture or hybrid denture for a new smile that looks and feels like your natural teeth. East Hanover dentist Dr. Ira Goldberg offers dental implants under one roof at Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry. From consultation to the final placement of your custom denture, all office visits are in one convenient location and you can feel confident with consistent, personalized care.
WHY CHOOSE IMPLANT SECURED DENTURES?
When a full arch of teeth needs to be replaced, a denture has been the traditional treatment option. Although the appearance and function of dentures have improved over the years due to better materials and techniques, most patients experience common denture problems including slippage, gum irritation and the inability to eat certain foods. Poor fitting dentures also affect your social life when speech is impacted.
Implant secured dentures provide several key benefits for both oral health and quality of life:
Stable teeth: implants hold your denture in place securely and permanently
Improved bone retention: the implanted titanium post serves as a tooth root and stimulates healthy bone growth
Normal chewing and speaking: patients can enjoy the foods they love and speak clearly without fear of “losing their teeth”
Stable gum health: with less irritation, gum health is able to be maintained more effectively with good oral care and hygiene
Dentures V. Dental Implants What to Expect
Dr. Goldberg will begin with a thorough examination to evaluate your oral health and determine if an implant supported denture will meet your needs and goals. One of the key factors is sufficient healthy jaw bone, which is necessary to support the implanted post and provide a long term result. For patients with mild to moderate bone deterioration, Dr. Goldberg may recommend a bone graft for the best result and improved overall dental health. Maintaining or augmenting the bone in the jaw will not only support your dental health, but will reduce shrinkage of the jaw and the development of a more aged appearance.
Replacing lost teeth with an implant secured denture is a multi step process. Dr. Goldberg will explain each step and coordinate a plan of treatment that will offer the best possible outcome and allow for necessary healing between phases. An implant secured denture will almost always offer a result that is as close to your natural teeth as possible, with lasting comfort and oral health.
Although an implant secured denture is comfortable and stable, it does require daily removal and cleaning. Brushing and soaking your dentures will keep bacteria from building up and reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease. Dr. Goldberg and our staff will provide detailed and hands-on instructions for daily maintenance of your new denture to keep it looking and functioning its best.
For most patients, an over the counter denture cleaner used daily will keep the teeth clean and looking good. Keeping your gums healthy is also important and we will recommend appropriate at home products for your unique needs.
Regular dental care with Dr. Goldberg or Dr. Upadya will be necessary for maintaining the long term health of your smile. Routine visits provide the opportunity for us to screen for common dental concerns and to evaluate the function and condition of your denture. Are you aware of implant alternatives that allow you to forget you have removable teeth? We offer All-On-Four® implants and other hybrid denture solutions.