A Long-Term Solution to Complete Tooth Loss
While over 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth (edentulous), many choose to restore functionality to their mouth by investing in dentures. However, dentures can cause many problems or annoyances for those who wear them, including slipping at inopportune moments, a weak bite, irritation to the gums and even jaw bone loss. At Cheyenne Mountain Dental Group, we offer implant supported dentures, which combine both the benefits of dental implants and dentures, to provide you with a solution that is more stable, comfortable and healthy for you.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures are ideal for patients who currently wear dentures and want a solution to common ailments and for those who are seeking to replace their lost or failing teeth. The process involves placing four or more dental implants into strategic areas of your jaw that have the most bone to support the implant post. This implant will act as a tooth root to stimulate bone growth and also as a secure anchor to hold the denture prosthesis. We will then retrofit your existing denture, or create a new one, that can attach to these dental implants.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures:
- Strong, stable bite
- No slipping or falling out
- Improved speech
- Increase in self-confidence
- Jaw bone preservation
- Comfortably rests on implants, not gums
- Permanence with proper care
At Cheyenne Mountain Dental Group, we believe in being patient-focused and provide accurate, safe treatment plans. We understand that dental surgery may induce anxiety in some, so we offer sedation options to give you a relaxed and nearly painless treatment. Through the use of a cone beam CT scanner (CBCT), we can capture detailed and precise images of your jaw and the structures within it. This allows us to more accurately plan where each dental implant will be placed for the most successful result. We also use computer-generated surgical guides, which remove any guesswork by guiding our doctors to the exact surgery location. This allows surgery to be more predictable and provide you with the best results possible.