Implant-supported dentures in Paxton, MA
Dentures are undoubtedly one of the best ways to replace a full arch of missing teeth, but many patients struggle with adjusting to life with dentures due to issues with dentures slipping or falling out while they are eating and speaking. With implant-supported dentures at Paxton Dental Care, patients in the Paxton and Worcester, MA area can get the best of both worlds – a full arch of functional teeth provided by the denture, and the stability and support that comes with dental implants.
How implant-supported dentures work
Implant-supported dentures are a type of overdenture that consist of two parts: your dentures, which replace your missing teeth, and strategically placed dental implants that secure the dentures in place. This minimally invasive treatment is a great option for patients who want the stability of dental implants, which act like a natural tooth root, but have several teeth that need to be replaced with dentures. Many patients are interested in implant-supported lower dentures because the lower denture has less natural suction and typically presents greater challenges with slipping during eating or speaking.
For teeth replacements that are identical in appearance and function to natural teeth – give implant supported dentures a try!
The loss of teeth on the lower arch often results in the loss of support for a denture resulting in a poor fitting prosthesis, a lower implant supported denture is an excellent means to provide stability to the denture. The first stage will be to place the actual dental implant. The second stage will be to measure four and place custom locator abutments on top of the implants. The locators are made to fit precisely to the underside of the denture. The implant locators provide the denture stability and improved function.
The process for placing implant-supported dentures
While regular dental implants can take several months and multiple visits to place, implant-supported dentures can often be placed and attached to your denture in just one visit. The mini implant system for lower dentures is:
- Comfortable – no incisions or sutures are necessary, and there is no long recovery period
- Economical – implant-supported dentures are more affordable than placing a full arch of dental implants
- Convenient – the implant placement is quick and easy (it usually takes less than an hour), and only one trip to the dentist is necessary
After numbing the area where the implants will be placed, Dr. Siemen uses a highly precise and controlled technique to place the mini implants into your jawbone. The implants have small ball-shaped heads that protrude from your gums and attach to an O-shaped ring in your dentures. In most cases, you can walk out of the office on the same day with your dentures securely attached!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation about implant-supported dentures, call Paxton Dental Care today at (508) 557-2400.