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Implant Supported Dentures

Burlington Center Dental Associates

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Burlington, MA

Dental implants are prosthetic teeth used to correct your bite and smile. If, however, you are missing an entire row of teeth, implant supported dentures, provided by Farid Awad, DDS, and their compassionate team, may be the best option for you. These dentures offer many benefits over regular, removable dentures. To see if implant supported dentures are an ideal fit for you, make an appointment by calling Burlington Center Dental Associates or requesting an appointment online.

Implant Supported Dentures Q & A

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture held in place and supported by four or more dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are used to replace an entire row of teeth. At Burlington Center Dental Associates, the team of skilled professionals can help you determine if implant-supported dentures are an option for you.

How are implant-supported dentures placed?

Implant-supported dentures are placed using dental implants. The dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone. Over the next few months, your jawbone will fuse with the dental implant to create a strong and sturdy foundation for the dentures.

Once the dental implants are securely anchored into your jaw, customized dentures are created for you. The dentures mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth and are attached to abutments, a connecting device on the dental implants.

After a brief adjustment period, you will feel confident with your implant-supported dentures and will be able to eat, talk, and smile confidently.

While each case is different, and some steps in the process may differ, the basic process remains the same. At Burlington Center Dental Associates, the team of caring and compassionate oral health care professionals will discuss all that may be involved in getting your implant-supported dentures.

What are the benefits of implant-supported dentures over regular dentures?

Implant-supported dentures offer various advantages over traditional dentures. Regular dentures need to be cleaned and maintained regularly. They may also be prone to moving inside your mouth, causing some difficulty eating or speaking.

Since implant-supported dentures are fixed to the jaw, they are more stable than regular dentures and will not shift once placed. This leads to increased comfort and confidence when eating or speaking. The confidence in having dentures anchored in place has led many patients to feel more comfortable compared to wearing traditional dentures.
Regular dentures can also lead to bone loss. Since regular dentures don’t replace tooth roots, the jawbone tends to deteriorate and create a significant and unattractive change in your smile. Implant-supported dentures avoid these issues.

Implant-supported dentures also help preserve your jawbone. Hence why dental implants are placed directly into your jaw – to help keep the bone healthy and stimulated.

Call Burlington Center Dental Associates, or request an appointment online today, to see if implant-supported dentures are the right choice for you.