Implant Supported Dentures
Oral & Facial Surgery Centers of Massachusetts provides implant-supported dentures in Burlington and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Contact us at either of our 2 convenient locations to schedule an appointment today.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a treatment to replace missing adult teeth with false teeth. Instead of being held in place by a paste or adhesive like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. It is designed to bond with your bone and become permanent.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- Easy to care for
- Simulate the look and feel of natural teeth
- Stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors
- Help avoid the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures
- Help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant
- Can help prevent future bone loss
Why Choose Oral & Facial Surgery Centers of Massachusetts?
The team at Oral & Facial Surgery Centers of Massachusetts is committed to helping you find the treatment that is best for you based on your individual needs and goals. When it comes to tooth replacement, we offer options like implant-supported dentures that can improve both your appearance and your oral health. We believe that everyone deserves a confident smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Removable?
Implant-supported dentures can be either fixed or removable. If they are fixed, they stay in your mouth all the time. If they are removable, they “snap” onto the implant and may be taken in and out.
What Are Partial vs. Full Implant-Supported Dentures?
Partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth, whereas full dentures may be used when all of the natural teeth are missing. To secure a full upper or lower arch, a minimum of four implants is generally recommended. For partial dentures, the minimum number of implants needed is two.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Expensive?
Implant-supported dentures combine the benefits of dental implants with the affordability of dentures. They are generally more expensive than traditional dentures but can offer advantages both in how they look and how they function.
What Is Bone Grafting for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Jawbone density is one of the most significant factors in determining eligibility for a dental implant. If the jawbone is not strong enough, bone grafting may be used to help stimulate bone growth in preparation for implant-supported dentures.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about dentures and other services at the Oral & Facial Surgery Centers of Massachusetts, call us at one of our two convenient locations.