According to some estimates, more than 23 million people in the U.S. are completely edentulous (missing all of their teeth). Most of these individuals choose to get traditional dentures, which are aesthetically pleasing and reasonably functional. Still, dentures are far from perfect, and many people are looking for a stronger alternative. If you are among them, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team at All Dental to learn more about implant dentures in Watertown.
Dental implants in Watertown are prosthetic tooth roots. We insert them into the jawbone during a minimally invasive surgery. They bond with the bone, and they are able to provide an incredibly sturdy base for the dentures that get attached to them. Implant dentures are much stronger and more comfortable than their traditional counterparts.
There are a few different types of implant dentures. Depending on your circumstances, we may recommend that you get one of the following:
These are permanently attached to the 4 – 6 implants that support them; they are only removable with the help of a dental professional. We generally recommend them for patients who have a fairly strong and healthy jawbone. Many patients enjoy the convenience of always having their teeth in their mouth.
These are easy for patients to remove on their own. They snap onto and off of small attachments on top of the dental implants. They usually require fewer implants than fixed dentures, making them an option for many patients who have lost some bone density in their jaw.
The implant denture procedure generally goes something like this:
Ideal candidates for implant dentures:
If you are not sure if you qualify for dental implants, come in for a consultation. Most patients are able to get them, either right away or after some preparatory procedures.
Some of the top benefits of implant dentures include: