Implant supported dentures pull strength from the bone. The dental implant which are embedded in the bone act as anchor that snap to the denture and hold them tightly. This provides additional support for the denture and prevents them from shifting and causing sore spots. Dental implants have the added benefit of stimulate bone density and as a result, the jaw bone is far less likely to resorb or shrink. Implant supported dentures promote bone strength.
The procedure can be performed under typical dental freezing or asleep for your comfort so you are at ease and do not experience any discomfort. Implant supported dentures is often completed in a few stages. During the first surgery, the implants are placed into the bone in the ideal positions and orientations for your bite. You will be required to wait 3 to 6 months before the second stage of the process occurs. The second stage confirms that your implants are properly healed to the bone and can be used as anchors for your denture. The final stage of the process is fabricating a new denture that precisely connects to the implants. Learn more about implant supported dentures by contacting Lenga Perio for your consultation.