Implant-supported dentures are a revolutionary dental solution that offers enhanced stability, comfort, and functionality compared to traditional removable dentures. If you’re considering this option, you may wonder if implant-supported dentures are suitable for you. In this blog post, our San Antonio dental team will provide insights into who can benefit from implant-supported dentures and the factors that determine candidacy.
Missing Teeth or Severe Tooth Loss
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent option for individuals who are missing multiple teeth or have severe tooth loss. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to decay, trauma, or other dental issues, implant-supported dentures can restore your smile and improve your quality of life.
Adequate Jawbone Density
To successfully support implant-supported dentures, a certain level of jawbone density is required. The dental implants used to anchor the dentures need a solid foundation for long-term stability. However, even if you have experienced bone loss, techniques such as bone grafting or sinus lifts may be performed to augment the bone and make implant placement possible.
Good Oral Health
Maintaining good oral health is essential for implant-supported denture candidacy. It’s important to have healthy gums and a relatively free-from-decay mouth. Any existing dental issues, such as gum disease or cavities, should be addressed and treated before the implant placement process begins. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices are crucial to ensure the longevity and success of implant-supported dentures.
Commitment to Oral Care
Implant-supported dentures require proper care and maintenance, similar to natural teeth. This includes daily brushing, soaking the dentures in denture solution, and attending routine dental visits. It’s essential to be committed to a thorough oral care routine and follow our office’s instructions to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your implant-supported dentures.
Consultation with a Dental Professional
Determining candidacy for implant-supported dentures requires a comprehensive evaluation by a dental professional. Dr. Chandler can assess your oral health, dental history, and specific needs to determine if you are a suitable candidate. We will also discuss the treatment process, potential risks, and expected outcomes, and provide you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision.
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This post was written by ChandlerDentalCenter