When it comes to restoring the natural function and appearance of your smile, implant dentures offer you the most effective solution. At Evergreen Denture Center in Vancouver, Washington, experienced denture specialist Vadim Zalyashko, LD, and his team specialize in customized dentures tailored to the specific needs of you and every patient. To find out if implant dentures are right for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Implant dentures are custom-made dentures that attach to implants for stability and support. Unlike conventional dentures that rest on the gums, implant dentures connect to metal posts that are surgically placed in your jaw bone. Implant dentures can be used to restore several missing teeth or an entire row of teeth.
Although the process of getting implant dentures is more involved than conventional dentures, the benefits make it well worth it. The most obvious advantage of implant dentures is the aesthetic appeal. Implant-supported dentures are designed to provide the most natural appearing and functioning tooth replacement. Because implants support the dentures, they are more stable and reliable than other types of dentures, allowing you to chew, bite, and speak more naturally.
Implant dentures also help preserve the structure of your jaw bone after the damaged teeth have been extracted. Without an implant, the bone surrounding the area of your missing tooth will begin to deteriorate, leading to changes in your appearance. Many patients also find implant dentures easier to maintain than conventional dentures.
Similar to getting other types of dentures, the process begins with extractions of your damaged teeth. After your extractions, your gums are allowed to heal before the implant process begins. The implant process is typically done in three stages. The first stage is the placement of the titanium post. Your oral surgeon uses the durable metal post to replace the root of the missing tooth. Once placed, your gums and jaw are given time to heal (typically two to six months) as the titanium post fuses to your jaw bone. During this time, you may wear temporary dentures.
The second stage involves the placement of extensions to which your new dentures will attach. These extensions stick out past your gums and allow you to detach your dentures easily for regular maintenance and cleaning. Depending on the implant system chosen for your condition, stages one and two can be performed during the same procedure.
The final stage is the placement of your dentures. At Evergreen Denture Center, the team uses its on-site lab for efficient and convenient construction of your custom implant dentures. To speak with a denture specialist about the benefits of implant dentures, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.