If you have lost all your teeth, you might be considering traditional dentures as a way to restore your smile’s appearance and your ability to enjoy a robust diet. However, while modern dentures are more comfortable and lifelike than ever, they still leave a lot to be desired. Instead, the vast majority of patients find that implant dentures are the superior treatment option because they look, feel, and function almost exactly like natural teeth. Dr. Feit partners with local specialists to help his patients enjoy all the benefits of an implant-supported smile. Read on to learn more about this strong and sturdy tooth replacement option.
Implant dentures are similar to traditional dentures in that they consist of artificial teeth set into a gum-colored base. However, instead of resting on top of the gums and relying on natural suction to stay in place, they’re supported with dental implants. These small titanium posts can anchor a full denture into the jaw to provide unmatched comfort and stability.
There are two basic categories of implant dentures. Depending on your unique preferences and needs, Dr. Feit will help you choose the type that’s best for you:
Fixed implant dentures live up to their name: they’re designed to permanently stay fixed in place. This means you can comfortably wear them 24/7 with no problems. They are only removed when you visit a dentist for a professional cleaning or other treatment.
Removable implant dentures “snap” onto and off of the implants via small attachments. In some cases, a patient’s existing traditional denture can be retrofitted to work with implants. While you’ll need to remove this denture for cleaning, they typically require less jawbone density to be placed.
To get started, you will first visit Dr. Feit for a consultation. He will evaluate your oral health, talk to you about your treatment options, and answer all of your questions. If you decide to proceed with treatment, you’ll visit a trusted local implant dentist in Boca Raton, who will insert dental implants at precise, strategically planned locations throughout your jawbone.
After you have had some time to heal and your implants have bonded with your jawbone, you will come back to Dr. Feit for the next step. During this appointment, he will use his prosthodontic experience and expertise to design your denture. You can expect your new teeth to be a perfect complement for your natural oral and facial structures, both aesthetically and functionally.
Thanks to advances in dental techniques and technology, most patients who have lost all or most of their teeth can become eligible to receive implant dentures. You may be an excellent candidate if you:
If you’re not initially a good candidate for implant dentures, that’s ok! Many of our patients need preliminary treatments like a bone graft or gum disease treatment to become eligible for implant dentures.
Combining dentures and dental implants in Boca Raton offers numerous benefits:
Are you ready to learn more about how Dr. Feit and our team can help you experience the benefits of implant dentures? Request your consultation today.