Stability and durability are of paramount importance when it comes to dental implants. Implant-supported dentures provide the most stable, durable, and permanent solution to tooth loss. This restorative treatment can help people who have lost most or all of their teeth regain confidence in their appearance. Our practice has always been at the forefront of embracing and implementing new dental technologies. Patients from all around Hopewell Junction, NY, come to Dr. Haitham J. Ennabi at Quality Dental Care, P.C.to maintain and enhance their oral health.
Implant-Supported Dentures: An Overview
Tooth loss is a widespread problem that disproportionately affects senior citizens. Researchers suggest that in the United States, as many as 25 percent of people age 65 and older do not have any remaining natural teeth. Regardless of your age, failure to address tooth loss can lead to a multitude of health concerns, including bone loss and facial structural changes. Beyond taking a toll on your physical appearance and self-confidence, significant tooth loss can also affect your ability to chew food and speak as you normally would.
The goal behind implant-supported dentures is to provide a stable, durable solution for replacing the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
The goal behind implant-supported dentures is to provide a stable, durable solution for replacing the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Because they are attached to dental implants that are surgically placed into your jaw, they can prevent bone deterioration and other health issues.
Traditional dentures that rest on your gums and are held in place by dental adhesives are the most common treatment for tooth loss. However, because of the lack of support, these prosthetics are prone to slippage and patients find that they do not have much force in their bites. Implant-supported dentures are an improved technology that eliminates these limitations.
Suitable Candidates for Implant-Supported Dentures
Older Americans are not the only demographic that suffer the effects of tooth loss. This condition can affect patients of all ages and backgrounds. Ideal candidates for implant-supported dentures may include:
- Anyone who has experienced substantial tooth loss in their upper and lower jaw due to disease or injury
- Anyone who wears traditional dentures but finds them to be awkward, ineffective, or uncomfortable
- Anyone whose jawbone contains the requisite amount of tissue to support dental implants
- Anyone searching for a long-term solution to tooth loss
- Anyone that does not smoke and maintains good overall health
Placing an Implant-Supported Denture
The first step towards restoring a vibrant smile is setting up a consultation with Dr. Ennabi to evaluate your candidacy where he will perform a thorough evaluation and assess the state of your jawbone, bite, and overall oral health. If you are considered to be a good candidate for implant-supported dentures, he will explain the process to you, answering any questions that you may have.
Once you are approved for treatment and the appropriate preparatory steps have been taken, Dr. Ennabi will surgically insert dental implants into your jawbone. The number of implants needed will depend on the severity of your tooth loss. In most cases, an implant-supported denture can be held in place with four to six implants. These small titanium posts act as tooth roots, providing a firm foundation for your restoration.
After a healing period that may last a few months has passed, Dr. Ennabi will secure your custom-made denture in place. An implant-supported denture offers a welcome change from traditional dentures, providing unmatched durability and strength.
If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from tooth loss, you may be a perfect candidate for an implant-supported denture. You can join the many patients who have already improved their oral health and physical well-being with this treatment. If you reside in or near the Hopewell Junction area, please message us online or call (845) 227-1996 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ennabi.