What are the advantages of implant-supported full bridges and implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures?
Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options.
In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures are designed to be long lasting.
Implant-supported full bridges and dentures also are more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures, allowing you to
retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.
In addition, because implant-supported full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved.
Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
How will the implants be placed?
First, implants, which look like screws or cylinders, are placed into your jaw. Then, over the next two to six months,
the implants and the bone are allowed to integrate together to form anchors for your artificial teeth.
During this time, a temporary teeth replacement option can be worn over the implant sites.
Often, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implants and attach extensions.
These temporary healing caps, along with various connecting devices that allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants,
complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed. Your gums will be allowed to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure.
Finally, full bridges or full dentures will be created for you and attached to small metal posts, called abutments, or the connecting device.
After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak.