By securing your denture with artificial tooth roots, rather than clasps or dental adhesives, you can enjoy a smile with unparalleled strength and stability. Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to provide a lifetime of support for restorations. If you are missing three or more teeth, Dr. Stanislaus can place as few as three implants to support a full or partial denture. Following surgery, the implants will fuse with the surrounding bone over the course of four to six months through a process known as osseointegration. After this process is complete, we can attach your custom implant-supported denture to instantly restore the look and function of your smile.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Restorations
At Brooklyn Heights Dental, we offer both fixed and removable types of implant-supported dentures, which can be secured by a specialized abutment or bar. Dr. Stanislaus can review the advantages of each type of implant-supported denture with you during a personal consultation. When compared to traditional types, implant-supported dentures offer patients several benefits, which include:
- Durability: Implant-supported dentures do not need to be relined like traditional types, and they can last for more than a decade with proper care.
- Strength and Stability: Implant-supported dentures allow patients to eat all types of foods, including apples, ribs, or other foods that they may not have felt comfortable eating with traditional dentures. Furthermore, your implant-supported denture will not slip or fall out of place, so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
- Improved Oral Health: After tooth loss, the jawbone will naturally begin to atrophy, or shrink. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can halt this bone loss by returning stimulation to the jaw.
In addition these benefits, you can also care for your implant-supported denture by simply maintaining basic brushing and flossing routines.
Creating Your Implant-supported Denture
While your jaw is healing from implant placement surgery, we will begin planning your implant-supported denture by taking detailed impressions of your smile. This information will be sent to our dental laboratory, where your implant-supported denture will be crafted from high-quality dental acrylic or porcelain. We can provide a temporary denture for you to wear during this time. Once your implant-supported denture is complete and your implants have integrated with the surrounding bone, you will return to our office and Dr. Stanislaus will ensure a proper fit before securing your new restoration firmly in place.
Learn More about Full and Partial Dentures and Overdentures
Dr. Stanislaus and his experienced staff proudly serve patients who live in or near New York City. We would be happy to answer any questions you have concerning full dentures, overdentures, or partial dentures. Contact Brooklyn Heights Dental®, serving Fort Green and other New York communities, to schedule an appointment for a consultation.