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Implant Supported Dentures

Hand pointing at a real model of implant supported dentures Are you interested in dental implants but been informed that your jawbone cannot support them? Have you considered dentures but want a better alternative? Would you like a great looking whole-mouth restoration that functions like your natural teeth? If this describes you, then you may be a great candidate for implant-supported dentures. Our highly-skilled team at Willamette Valley Periodontics offers implant-supported dentures as an alternative to traditional implants and dentures. This restoration combines the best aspects of both restorations while overcoming common hurdles, such as bone density concerns.

How Are Implant-Supported Dentures Different?

While implant-supported dentures share some similarities with traditional dentures and regular implants, there are some key differences that set this restoration apart. Regular dentures are placed on your gums but are not fixed in place. They often require messy glues or pastes to help hold them on your gum line and have limitations because of this attachment method.

Implant-supported dentures are secured to your mouth through the use of titanium posts that attach to your denture, which can be removed when you choose for daily cleaning.

How Are Implant-Supported Dentures Installed?

Implant-supported dentures are installed in about the same way as dental implants. When you come in for your procedure, our professionals will anesthetize you, so no pain is felt. Our team will then carefully install your posts into your jawbone. Once this step is complete, your dentures will be checked for the proper fit and installed onto your posts.

We will prescribe you pain medication to keep you comfortable during your recovery. You will also need to have someone with you to drive you home due to the anesthesia and pain medications. Most patients will experience tenderness and soreness for a few weeks after the procedures, which is perfectly normal. Our team will check on the progress of your healing at your follow-up, which is usually within a week or so of your procedure.

What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures offer a more secure fit than regular dentures. This secure fit translates to better bite strength as well. Since implant-supported dentures provide you with more chewing power, you are able to enjoy more of the foods you love than with typical dentures. Communicating is also easier because you do not have to be concerned about your dentures coming loose in the middle of a conversation.

When compared to regular dental implants, implant-supported dentures reduce the chances of needing a bone graft. This is because fewer posts are used, which allows our team to avoid the thinner areas of your jawbone, such as the upper rear jaw. Fewer posts also mean less trauma is caused to your mouth, which translates to faster healing time.

If you would like to learn more about implant-supported dentures or find out if you are a candidate, then you should come to see our highly-skilled team at Willamette Valley Periodontics. Scheduling your appointment is as easy as calling our office at (971) 261-1926.
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Willamette Valley Periodontics offers innovative implant-supported dentures, combining the reliability of implants with the convenience of dentures.
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