IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES IN ABBOTSFORD, LANGLEY, CHILLIWACK AND SARDIS
If you’ve had the misfortune of losing all or most of your teeth (a condition called edentulism), you still have effective options for restoring lost form and function to your mouth. At Accurate Denture Clinic Ltd., we provide implant dentures with convenience and quality. Dentures over implants can be the ideal solution when all or several teeth are missing in the upper or lower jaw. Once the implants are placed into your jaw, the denturist will temporarily fit your dentures over the implants until the bone and the implant have integrated, this is known as the healing period. After the healing period the denturist will secure the denture through final restoration. We have four denture clinics conveniently located in Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Sardis to serve you. Book an appointment today for implant dentures.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots inserted into your jaw bone. Made of titanium, they are meant to replicate the functioning of your natural tooth root. A dental implant allows an artificial tooth or set of teeth to be attached to it. Dental implants for dentures eliminate the problem of loose and unstable dentures and offer enhanced stability.
Our denturists assess your teeth, your dental history and overall health to determine whether dental implants for implant retained dentures are right for you. We then refer you to a local oral surgeon for the implant surgery.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Generally, most people in good oral and overall health are suitable candidates for the procedure. Additionally, healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw are two more prerequisites for getting dental implants. However, some conditions will require further examination to determine suitability for the procedure, including:
- Heart disease
- Heavy smoking
- Receiving radiation therapy in the area above the neck
If you'd like to know whether implant-supported dentures are right for you, schedule an appointment with our denturists in Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Sardis.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures are a suitable option to provide more support for lost or missing teeth. We offer different types of dentures over implants, including:
Removable Implant Supported Dentures
Patients who require dentures often worry about their dentures slipping, becoming loose, or falling out while performing normal activities like talking and eating. Implant supported dentures address these issues. A removable type of denture over the implant will not move or disengage from the dental implants with regular movements like eating or speaking. It can also be removed for cleaning.
Fixed Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures can permanently replace a full set of teeth while preventing bone loss. Dental implants are anchored strongly into the living bone tissue to provide the required support and prevent the loss of the bone. Fixed implant supported dentures are safely and easily anchored by several dental implants that become an integral part of your jawbone once inserted. These types of dentures are fabricated and installed in cooperation with a dental surgeon.
We can also offer the “All-on-Four” procedure where four or more dental implants are placed to support a full dental arch. Ultimately, the decision for the type of denture over implant is up to you and the oral surgeon.
The Benefits of Dentures Over Implants
For those with missing teeth, dentures over implants offer many advantages that restore the functioning of your teeth. Some of the benefits of implants include:
Stability during eating
Increased preservation of bone
Decreased gum tissue shrinkage
Less food seepage under the denture
Social interactions accomplished with confidence
A feeling close to that of your natural teeth
Dietary nutritional benefits
At Accurate Denture Clinic Ltd., our denturists have the experience to provide you with personalized denture solutions based on your requirements and dental history. Our precision in the process of fabricating a denture over implant makes a difference in the final results for the outstanding look and functionality.
The Duration of the Denture Over Implant Process
There is no predetermined time frame for the implant-supported denture process. At Accurate Denture Clinic Ltd., we believe in providing a personalized approach with all our clients, which is why we factor in several considerations that determine the time required for the fabrication of a denture over implant. Some factors include:
- Your overall health
- Your dental history
- Your bone health
- The number of implants
In general the procedure can take anywhere from two to four months. If you'd like to get a better idea, schedule an appointment with our denturists in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, and Sardis to discuss your options.
FAQs about Implant Supported Dentures
The following are some frequently asked questions about implant-retained dentures:
Are Implant Supported Dentures Comfortable?
Implant supported dentures are dentures that are anchored to the implants in your jaw, which minimizes shifting. The stability increase comfort and means you don’t have to worry about your dentures moving in your mouth.
How Long Will Implant Supported Dentures Last?
Implant supported dentures are a permanent solution to missing natural teeth. With proper care, your implant dentures can last for more than 20 years. If required, your dentures can be repaired, refitted or replaced, enabling more years of use.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
People who've lost all or most of their teeth can benefit from implant-retained dentures. Generally, a good jaw structure is an essential requirement for the procedure. Patients with deteriorated jawbones may not have the stabilization to support this procedure.
How Successful Are Implant Dentures?
Advancements in denture technology and the availability of materials have significantly increased the success rate of implant denture procedures. Denturists will only carry out this procedure on individuals with enough jawbone stability to support implant dentures.
Do you have more questions about implant dentures? Schedule a consultation with our denturists to discuss your candidacy for dentures over implants.
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