Implant-Supported Dentures in Greenfield, IN
Denture technology has come a long way. Poorly fitting removable dentures that slip when you talk and sit in a glass on your nightstand while you sleep are no longer your only option.
Perhaps most importantly, you now have denture options indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Not only will other people fail to notice any difference, but you’re also likely to forget, too!
Similar to the process of a single tooth dental implant or a dental bridge, implant-supported dentures replace an entire row of teeth.
Like a dental bridge, attachment points are required to secure the implant dentures. This involves placing several dental implants which will permanently anchor the denture apparatus.
Receiving implant-supported dentures is a multi-step process, and we can perform the entire procedure from evaluation to placing the denture right in our Greenfield, IN, office. This consistency of care makes the process easier and less stressful for our patients — one of our top goals.
Another benefit of receiving your implant-supported dentures from Cornerstone Dental Arts is our state-of-the-art dental technology, including a cone beam 3D scanner. This tool gives us a complete understanding of your tooth and bone positioning to determine the best placement for your implants.
As with our other dental implants and tooth crowns, we make dentures that match your natural teeth, creating a finished look that will give you confidence in your smile.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures provide many of the benefits of single tooth implants without the expense of replacing each tooth individually.
Like other implants, implant-supported dentures help preserve gum tissue and jawbone, providing a significant advantage.
Implant-supported dentures are cared for in the same way as natural teeth, with regular brushing. No special tooth cleaning solutions are required.
Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
Denture implants have many advantages over traditional dentures. Perhaps most importantly, your experience with denture implants will come closer to that of your natural teeth.
Traditional dentures tend to move and slip in your mouth, calling attention to their presence throughout the day. This shifting can even lead to developing sores in your mouth.
Traditional dentures can feel bulky, which may be distracting and can even affect your speech.
Traditional dentures need to be taken out overnight, providing a regular reminder of your missing teeth and restricting your schedule or making travel feel more challenging.
Denture implants avoid those drawbacks and they provide a better ability to chew food. With traditional dentures, your diet can become limited, avoiding anything that’s tough or difficult to chew, such as meats and raw fruits and vegetables. With implant dentures, all of these foods should be possible to eat.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Making the right choice for your dental health can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why our dentists will take the time to make sure you fully understand your options.
In general, candidates for implant-supported dentures are in good overall health, have good gum health, and have enough healthy jawbone to support the implants.
Don’t worry if all of those points don’t describe you right now. We can help you prepare for implant-supported dentures by improving your dental health before the procedure, including performing bone grafts or sinus lifts if necessary.