If you’ve experienced advanced tooth loss, the Kind Care Dentistry team is here to help. We offer Orange Park dental patients partial and full dentures. For those patients looking for an advanced tooth replacement option that offers maximal stability and the most natural looking, feeling, and functioning smile, an implant supported partial or full denture may be the best option. If you want to learn more about Orange Park implant dentures, call our team to schedule a tooth replacement consultation at Kind Care Dentistry today. We look forward to helping you restore your full, healthy smile.
Traditional dentures are prosthetics used to replace numerous missing teeth or a full arch of teeth. A gum colored base material is crafted to support teeth that fill in gaps in the smile or replace an entire row of teeth. Partials are dentures used to replace several consecutive or nonconsecutive teeth and full dentures replace the entire arch. Traditionally, these prosthetics were held in place with claps attached to healthy teeth or suction between the base and gum line. Dental implants are posts inserted into the gum line that mimic the natural function of tooth roots. Three to six strategically positioned dental implants can be used to support the entire denture. When fixed to implant posts, the denture is able to function much more like healthy, natural teeth.
Any patient who experiences advanced tooth loss should consider an implant supported denture. However, the ideal candidates are those who are in relatively good oral and overall health, have not had adverse experiences with surgical treatment, and who are committed to completing every stage of the treatment process.
Implant supported dentures are placed over the course of two phases of treatment. The first phase is the surgical placement of dental implant posts. During this procedure, we make a small incision in the gum line. Then, the implant post is positioned into the jaw. A protective cap is placed over the top of the implant post. This cap allows the post to fuse with the supportive tissue while retaining the space to attach an abutment and denture. Once the implant has fully fused with supportive tissues, typically within three to six months, you return for the second phase of treatment. During the second phase, we design, craft, and place a partial or full denture.
If you decide that dental implant supported dentures are the right options to repair your smile, you can look forward to numerous benefits, including:
Appearance – implant supported dentures remain firmly in place, making them look much more like healthy, natural teeth. Additionally, the dental implant posts stimulate the underlying supportive tooth structures to maintain jawbone density and gum tissue volume, preserving natural facial shape and structure.