A Superior Choice – Implant Supported Dentures

Daniel Vinograd

implant supported denturesAn affordable procedure that takes only about an hour can end your denture issues for good. Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures may be just the solution you’re looking for.

You already know that dentures improve your quality of life, but almost every denture wearer sometimes has problems, usually loosening and sore spots. Plus, maintaining a good fit requires many visits to the dentist for adjustments and relines. Still, adhesives may be required. But there’s something new that eliminates these problems.

Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures are technology that anchors your dentures firmly in place and provides cushioning to your gums as well. Once you’ve had the procedure performed, you’ll get increased comfort and can even wear your dentures while asleep. In addition, you’ll slow ridge degeneration, an important cause of loose dentures. The success rate in clinical research has proven to be as high as 96 percent.

Solving The Problem Of Loose Dentures From Receding Gums

Dentures are a great replacement for natural teeth when maintained well. Over time, though, pressure on the acrylic base of dentures leads to shrinkage of the ridge and the bone underneath. This means dentures don’t fit well and require messy and unreliable adhesive creams and other products. Adjustment and relines are also required frequently. But there is now another way.

An affordable one-hour procedure in the dentist’s office works for new and longtime denture wearers. Here’s how it works: the dentist puts in four to six narrow implants. Then, a soft silicone base is added to your dentures. This base grips onto the tips of the implants and also provides a cushion for your gums. Unlike traditional implants, there’s no cutting of gums required and stitches are unnecessary. That means it takes less time, costs less and heals quicker than other kinds of implants you may have heard about.

FAQs

Would I be a good candidate for Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures?

Most denture wears and those who are planning for dentures are good candidates, and since as many as 80 percent of denture wearers have problems, this solution can work in many, many cases.

Are the implants painful?

There’s no pain during the procedure because local anesthetic is used. Since gum tissues are not cut and stitched, there’s little pain afterwards. The procedure is minimally invasive and soreness afterwards often lasts only a day or so.

Will Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures stop my gums from resorbing?

Yes, it will. Bone resorption is slowed when either teeth or implants stimulate bone as expected instead of being pressed upon by hard acrylic as is the case with regular dentures.

Will insurance cover this?

Some insurances will, but most will not. Regular dentures and relines are often covered, however. Check with your insurance company or let us help you decide if your insurance is one that will cover Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures.

Why are Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures less expensive that other implants?

The reduce expense is because of the surgical and prosthetic protocols involved. Traditional implants involve two surgeries and a long healing time. Our implants for denture support are minimally invasive and take less than an hour. There are also fewer components needed, further decreasing the costs involved.

How long is the healing time?

This procedure is non-surgical and flapless, so there’s really no healing required. Implants are fixed to dentures immediately, and you’ll need only a few hours to adjust. Within hours, you can return to normal life — including normal foods within just one or two days.

Should I take my dentures out at night?

With traditional dentures, you may have been instructed to take out dentures overnight to rest gum tissue. With Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures, however, the silicone liner grips onto the implants and provides a cushioned, gummy ridge, making nighttime removal unnecessary. Most users don’t remove their dentures at night.

How do I clean my dentures after this procedure?

Cleaning is recommended two or three times each day. First, rinse. Then brush with a soft nylon brush. If staining or odor is a problem, remove dentures for 30 minutes each day and soak in a denture cleaning solution. Rinse thorough with water before reinstalling.

Can dentures be sterilized in boiling water?

Definitely not. This will warp your dentures and make them no longer fit, destroying them. If dentures are to be left out of your mouth for an extended time, they should remain moist and at room temperature.

What can I do about oral care beside clean my dentures?

It helps to use your finger to massage upper and lower gums when your dentures are out to increase circulation. It also helps to brush your tongue and palate each morning with a soft nylon toothbrush. You may also benefit from using a tongue cleaner that you can buy at any pharmacy of big-box retailer.

Will I still need to use adhesive?

Traditional denture wearers use more and more adhesive as bone and gums recede. This is messy and presents a breeding ground for bacteria. With Brighton’s Implant Supported Dentures, you get retention and stabilization without adhesives. If you need an adhesive now, it’s time to visit the dentist for a sensible alternative.

What should I do if my dentures break?

Wrap them up in a moist towel and call the dentist right away. Please don’t try to make any repairs yourself. In many cases, dentures can be repaired simply and easily at the dentist’s office, then professional adjustments can be made to make sure they still fit properly.

Do dentures cause oral cancer?

Loose dentures can lead to sore spots caused by rubbing, and this can lead to infection and pain. Chronic irritations can become oral cancer. It is important for denture wearers to have yearly oral cancer screenings.

Can medications impact the fit of my dentures?

Yes, they can. You need plenty of saliva if you wear dentures. This prevents irritation of gums and increases suction between the acrylic and the gums for the best possible retention. More than 500 medications are known to cause dry mouth, including blood pressure meds, antidepressants and decongestants. Be sure your dentist knows about all medicines you take so dry mouth management can be recommended.

How frequently should dentures be replaced?

Carefully crafted dentures are quite durable, but nothing lasts forever. Still, you can extend the life of your dentures with proper maintenance. You may need a relining procedure if there is shrinkage of gums or bone. In many cases, dentures are replaced after 4 to 8 years, but wear, deterioration and other factors can change the required frequency of replacement.

What is an immediate denture?

This type of denture is made from an impression of your mouth taken before having your teeth removed. The denture is placed into the mouth over the sites of extraction immediately, so you never have a day without teeth. But since the shape of gums changes over time, relining and other adjustments are required for several months after getting an immediate denture.

What is an overdenture?

This type of removable partial or complete denture can be supported by implants and is retained by attachments.

What is an implant-supported denture?

This type of over denture rests on implants into your jaw. Using an implant-supported denture means better support, better retention and better stability than with any other kind of denture.

 

To find out if implant supported dentures are a good fit for you, call (619) 640-5100 for a free consultation with , DDS.

 

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