For the right candidates, implant-supported dentures can treat widespread tooth loss with life-changing benefits. These restorations provide the best possible stability while preserving the health of the jawbone. Our doctors at Ocala Dental Care in Ocala, FL, specialize in implant dentistry and will use their expertise to deliver comfortable, high-quality dentures that allow you to chew any foods you like and enunciate with complete clarity. We can often create dentures more quickly and with superior results than other practices using our onsite lab.
An Innovative Restoration
Like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. However, rather than resting on the gum tissue and underlying bone, implant-supported dentures are connected to dental implants for optimal stability. The number of implants necessary will vary for each patient. In many cases, a full-arch restoration can be fully supported by as few as four to six dental implants.
With an implant-supported restoration, the shape of your jaw will no longer change, eliminating the need for regular denture alterations.
Typically, implants require four to six months of healing before your final denture can be connected. At Ocala Dental Care, we understand life is busy. We strive to deliver streamlined, comprehensive care to our patients. We can craft and place your custom denture in our office as soon as your jawbone has healed around the implants. Because we have our own onsite dental lab, qualifying patients can receive their new restoration quickly and with completely customized results.
Planning Your Treatment
During your initial consultation at Ocala Dental Care, our doctors will perform a full oral evaluation. X-rays and scans will also be taken to determine the health of your dental ridge and density of your jawbone. In order for dental implants to be successful, you must have adequate bone density. Many patients who have significant bone loss can become eligible for implants with a bone grafting procedure, which helps to increase the height and width of the jawbone. In addition, patients whose tooth loss created an uneven ridge along the gum line may require procedure to smooth the bone to increase denture fit and comfort.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures offer numerous advantages, including:
- A long-lasting solution to missing teeth
- Improved oral health
- A fully restored bite
- Optimal stability with no need for dental adhesives
- Improved self-confidence
- Enhanced quality of life
Rebuild Your Smile
For over three decades, our practice has been providing exceptional dentistry to our community. We believe that each patient is an individual, and should be treated as such. Valuing patient comfort, our entire team strives to create an environment of relaxation and low stress. If you are seeking more stability for your traditional denture, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to determine if an implant-supported denture is right for you. You can call our office at (352) 414-4957 or contact us online anytime.