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Implant Dentures – Barnegat, NJ

A Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

Traditional dentures are a life-changing tooth replacement option for people who have suffered from tooth loss. However, they do have some downsides.  Traditional dentures can slip out of place and lead to some embarrassing moments if you aren’t careful. Fortunately, with implant dentures, we can restore your smile without the cons that traditional dentures come with. When paired with dental implants, dentures can offer optimal functionality, comfort, and longevity! To find out if implant dentures are right for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

What Are Implant Dentures?

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Traditional dentures rely on the natural shape and suction of the mouth to stay in place. However, implant dentures work differently. They are held in place by small, screwlike posts that have been surgically inserted into the jawbone. This helps to ensure that your new teeth are anchored to your mouth at all times. There are two different types of implant dentures. After considering your unique needs, we can determine which of the following is the best option for you.

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Fixed implant dentures are designed to stay in place at all times and can only be removed by a dentist. Generally, four to six strategically placed and positioned dental implants in the jawbone can support a permanent denture. This is preferred by some patients because it feels more natural. However, to get this type of denture, you must have sufficient jawbone density.

Removable Implant Dentures

Removable implant dentures, or “snap-on” dentures are also held in place using dental implants. However, they use clips or ball sockets to attach to the implants. This way, patients are able to remove their dentures as needed. This type of implant denture needs to be removed daily for cleaning and they only require two to five dental implants to be successful.

The Implant Denture Procedure

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During your initial consultation, we will determine if you make a good candidate for dental implants and create a treatment plan according to your needs. In some cases, preparatory procedures are required before you can get dental implants to increase your likelihood of success.

We will surgically insert the dental implant into your jawbone. After the procedure, your implants will fuse to the surrounding bone tissue in a process called “osseointegration.” This can take up to six months. At this point. We will place metal connectors called “abutments” on them. We will design your final denture according to your needs and use the abutments to attach it into place.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

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Most adults who are in good oral and overall health are good candidates. During your consultation with us, we will review your specific needs and goals as well as explain your options. To be a good candidate, you must:

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants can offer a vast list of unique benefits that distinguish them from traditional restorative options, making them the golden standard for replacing missing teeth. Not only will they effectively rebuild your smile, but you can be sure to enjoy a variety of advantages for many years to come. Here are some of the benefits of dental implants that you can expect to appreciate!

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Day-to-Day Benefits

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  • Smile with confidence: With dental implants that look and feel like your natural pearly whites, you won’t have to worry about them moving around at awkward moments. Most people won’t even be able to distinguish them from the rest of your smile, allowing you to feel more confident showing them off.
  • Eat worry-free:Those with traditional restorations like dental bridges and dentures often have to avoid certain foods that are tougher to chew, otherwise, their prosthetics can move or even become mildly compromised. However, dental implants can help you regain 80% or more of your biting power, meaning you won’t have to hold back from enjoying your favorite meals.
  • Drink your favorite beverages: People with traditional prosthetics sometimes avoid sipping stain-inducing drinks like coffee and wine. Dental implants, on the other hand, are resistant to discoloration or becoming warped from hot temperatures, meaning you can freely drink whatever you’d like.

Health Benefits

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  • Preserve jawbone & youthful appearance: With dental implants that look and feel like your natural pearly whites, you won’t have to worry about them moving around at awkward moments. Most people won’t even be able to distinguish them from the rest of your smile, allowing you to feel more confident showing them off.
  • No tooth sensitivity or gum irritation: Dental bridges typically require altering natural tooth enamel, which can weaken your teeth and make them sensitive. Dentures can sometimes irritate the gumline if worn for too long or if they lose their fit. By anchoring dental implants in your jawbone, you can avoid these kinds of problems.
  • Retain a healthy mouth & body: It’s much easier to care for dental implants compared to other restorations, so you can expect a lower chance of gum disease and tooth decay. Furthermore, experts in Periodontology found that people missing five or more pearly whites at 65 had a higher chance of experiencing issues like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.

Long-Term Benefits

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  • Long-lasting results: With a success rate of over 95%, even 10 years after being placed, dental implants can easily go as far as several decades to a lifetime with regular maintenance and dental checkups.
  • Save more time & money on your smile: : While dental implants have a higher upfront cost, you won’t have to worry about getting replacements as often as traditional restorations. You also won’t need special cleaning products to maintain them, so they can help you save more money in the long run." >