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What are Implant-Supported Overdentures?

If you are looking for a way to replace your missing teeth, it’s time you learned more about how dental implants could help.dentures

While dentures are a quick solution to your tooth loss problem and certainly boast a more attractive price tag than other tooth replacement options, a lot of people realize that dentures aren’t exactly what they expected. Sometimes it can be challenging to stop dentures from shifting around in your mouth when trying to enjoy meals or when speaking. If dentures aren’t what they are cracked up to be, then it’s time you turned to our Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, dentists, Dr. Young Park and Dr. Michelle Kim, to find out if implants could help keep your dentures in place.

How do dental implants support dentures?

Complete dentures are designed to stay in place thanks to suction (and sometimes a little dental adhesive). However, this doesn’t always mean that they stay in place. If you want dentures to be more reliable, then you may want to consider getting dental implants. Implants, the small metal posts used to replace tooth roots, are surgically placed into the jawbone. Implants naturally integrate with the jawbone and tissue over time to become a permanent structure in your mouth. In essence, implants are designed to last the rest of your life with the proper oral care.

Once the implants are placed and fully bond with the jawbone, the next step is to attach structures called abutments on top of the implants. Abutments are designed to connect the implant with the restoration that will be used to replace your missing tooth or teeth. Once the abutments are placed, then your dentures can be secured into place. Of course, you’ll still have to remove your dentures every night before bed, but when you wear your implant-supported overdentures, you’ll know that you have a set of teeth that won’t move around in your mouth. Implants provide the reliable and resilient support your new teeth need.

How long does it take your Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, dentists to complete your implant procedure?

While dentures may have sounded pretty great because you could get your new teeth rather quickly, sometimes they don’t always work out for everyone. Implants closely mimic real teeth, but it’s important to note that it can take several months and up to one year or more from start to finish. Of course, it can very much be worth it when you have a restoration that lasts a lifetime.

Are you interested in what implant-supported dentures can offer? If so, call Park Dental Solutions in Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, today to learn more.

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