If you’ve lost a whole row of teeth, you’ve probably tried wearing a denture only to be disappointed with how they never felt nearly as natural as your original teeth. Not to mention, dentures are notorious for slipping or even falling out of your mouth, leading to embarrassing moments. For reliable dentures that stay in place, reach out to our team at Pioneer Periodontics & Implant Dentistry to discuss implant dentures in Lincoln, NE. We’d love to help you enjoy the closest thing to having your real teeth back!
While a regular denture rests on your gums using natural suction and/or adhesives, an implant denture is much more secure because it’s attached to dental implants . These titanium rods are embedded in the jawbone, where they can support prosthetic teeth with the same predictability as natural teeth. Implant dentures can be designed to be either fixed in place or removeable.
A “permanent” implant denture can only be taken out of your mouth by an implant dentist in Lincoln. Since it will remain in your mouth most of the time, you can brush and floss it as you would natural teeth. Typically, fixed implant dentures need four to eight implant posts for support.
Although the implants themselves will stay in your jaw, we can arrange for the denture to be removeable. This means you won’t have to change your routine if you’re already used to taking out a denture for cleaning. Removable implant dentures tend to not require as many implants (usually between two and five).
Getting an implant denture takes longer than getting a traditional denture, but rest assured that your new smile will be worth it in the end! Once your general dentist has cleared you to move forward with the process, our periodontal specialists can perform the surgical placement of your dental implants in Lincoln. After the implants have been carefully inserted into your jawbone at specific positions, the bone actually begins to grow around them, forming a bond that will be the foundation of your new pearly whites. This process is called osseointegration, and it can take up to six months. When it’s finished, your denture can be placed, which will be personalized based on impressions of your mouth.
If you’re missing all of your upper and/or lower teeth, you might benefit from implant dentures, especially if you’ve been frustrated by conventional dentures. This solution can help practically any healthy adult who has experienced significant tooth loss. Of course, we’ll have to verify that your mouth and jaw are able to undergo oral surgery, and if that’s not currently the case, we may need to perform some preliminary procedures until you reach that point.
By securing your denture onto dental implants, you’ll enjoy countless benefits that you wouldn’t get otherwise. These include: