Implant Dentures — Lutz, FL

A Smile That Will Stick Around!

For those who are missing most or all of their teeth, dentures are an absolute lifesaver. They can do a lot to restore confidence, as well as greatly expanding the number of foods that patients are able to eat. However, traditional dentures also come with some shortcomings that anyone who uses them will be well aware of.

Implant dentures are an excellent upgrade to traditional prosthetics, affording you considerably more stability and bite strength. If you want a smile that will stick around and you happen to be near Lutz, FL, give the team here at Allure Dental Boutique a call. We’ll be happy to bring you in for a consultation and talk about what this treatment can do for you.

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Why Choose Allure Dental Boutique for Implant Dentures?

  • Lush, Comfortable Dental Office That Provides a VIP Experience
  • High-Quality Dental Care from a Compassionate Team
  • Partners With Excellent, Local Oral Surgeons for Implant Placement

What Are Implant Dentures?

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In broad terms, implant dentures are a set of replacement teeth connected to a series of thin metal posts inserted into the jaw. This holds your dentures firmly in place, which means that you will never have to worry about them moving or falling out accidentally. It also affords your prosthetic incredible realism, given that they’ll be attached to your gums just like natural teeth.

There are two different kinds of implant dentures, and which one we will recommend to you will depend on your individual needs:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Fixed implant dentures are designed to stay firmly in place; they can’t be removed except by a professional. Such dentures are typically secured to anywhere from 4-6 implants, allowing them to be affixed permanently in position without any issue.

These dentures can be brushed just like normal teeth, which means that many patients can forget that they’re even wearing them.

Removable Implant Dentures

Removable (or “Snap-on”) dentures are held in place via a series of clips, which provides them with stability while allowing them to be removed for cleaning at any time. While this means that they’ll need to be removed daily for cleaning, it also puts much less stress on the gums, and requires only around 2-5 implants to be put in.

The Implant Denture Procedure

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The first step of the process will be a consultation, where we’ll talk to you about what it is that you’re looking for from your dentures. We’ll also talk to you about whether you’ll need any preliminary treatments before the implant surgery, like a bone graft or gum disease therapy. We will schedule these procedures, and once they’re complete, will move on to placing the metal posts.

We will refer you to an expert oral surgeon who will complete the procedure. During the healing process, we will also have an external lab craft the dentures themselves. Once this is done, you’ll receive your restoration and finally get your dream smile!

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

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The prospect of surgery can be intimidating, but the dental implant procedure is relatively low-impact and has a high success rate. Most adults in relatively good health are candidates for the treatment.

There are some circumstances where you may need preliminary treatments in order to prepare you for the procedure. For example, patients with gum disease may need to be treated for the condition in order to minimize the risk of infection. Others may need a bone graft in their jaw to ensure that they have a strong enough foundation for their prosthetic. However, these patients should still be able to get their implant dentures once these procedures are complete.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

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Implant dentures involve a greater commitment of money and time than other oral appliances, but the rewards are more than worth it. For one, they tend to last much longer than other methods of replacing teeth, meaning that you’re likely to save money in the long run. You’ll also be able to enjoy greater bite strength than you could otherwise, allowing you to eat a greater number of foods with confidence.

In many cases, patients also prefer having their dentures remain in their mouth; it takes a lot of stress out of cleaning, and it can be nice to simply forget that your dentures are there.

If you’re curious about what implant dentures can do for you, and whether you’re a good candidate for treatment, make an appointment for a consultation today!