If you have problems with typical dentures, implant-supported dentures may be a viable solution. Take a look at some of the most common questions people have about implant-supported dentures and the answers you should know before your initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist.
Q. How long will it take your mouth to heal after the procedure?
It can actually take a while for implants to fully heal, but that does not mean that the implants will not be able to support your dentures soon after the implants are placed. The full healing process can take several months because the implant and underlying jawbone must fuse together. However, implants can be relatively stable during this time. Keep in mind also that healing rates vary from patient to patient.
Q. Will the implants have to be replaced or do they last a lifetime?
One of the greatest advantages of dental implants is the fact that they do have the potential to last a lifetime as long as you are attentive to your oral health and avoiding problems with gum disease. In fact, you may have to get replacement dentures long before you would have issues with a healthy dental implant being used to support them.
Q. Can you get implant supports for dentures you already have?
It is always best if you have a new pair of dentures created when you get your new implants, and there are a few good reasons why this is the case. Placing the implants can actually change the overall shape of your mouth, which means dentures that did seat properly on your gums may not after getting the implants. Another reason is not all dentures are made in a way that they can be altered to attach to the implanted supports. Therefore, trying to implement attachments to the dentures could cause them to break.
Talk to Us About Implant-Supported Dentures in Sarasota, FL
If you have problems with ill-fitting dentures, there is no reason you should have to struggle. Modern dental and medical technology have both afforded a lot of new ways for people to have a smile that functions and looks good. Reach out to us at Sarasota Implant to schedule an appointment for a consultation about implant-supported dentures.