Replacing a full arch of missing teeth can be accomplished with traditional removable dentures or for a more stable and secure option an implant-supported denture. Dr. Uttma Dham has advanced training in implant dentistry and offers the convenience of complete services under one roof in our Plantation dentist office.
If you have a full arch of missing teeth, are edentulous or suffer from a slipping denture we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dham to explore your treatment options. For many patients, the placement of an implant denture can be life-changing.
Why Choose an Implant Denture?
Replacing your missing teeth with an implant denture can offer key benefits for your dental health and overall quality of life each day.
- Supports bone retention in the jaw after tooth loss: the implanted post will reduce common bone loss in the jaw which can lead to changes in your appearance over time.
- Restore normal chewing function: the permanent stability of dental implants allows you to chew with normal biting forces and enjoy a diet that is varied and healthy.
- Confident speech: without the concern or disruption of a poorly fitted denture you can speak more clearly and with confidence.
- No daily adhesive use: an implant-supported denture does not need to adhere in place daily with the use of an adhesive. Your new teeth will feel and function much like natural teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
There are certain factors that Dr. Dham may take into consideration when evaluating your dental health needs and making treatment recommendations. Due to the many advances made in the techniques used to place implants, most patients can be a candidate even if they have compromised bone or soft tissues.
Dr. Dham may recommend a bone graft or sinus lift to recreate a stable oral foundation and ensure a successful outcome. If you would like to discuss your needs and cosmetic goals schedule a consultation with Dr. Dham. We also offer second opinions for treatment plans to replace missing teeth.
Implant Dentures: What to Expect?
The placement of an implant denture begins with the surgical placement of a titanium post into the jaw. There is a recovery period of several months that is necessary for the post to integrate with the jawbone. This is an important phase of the entire procedure, laying the foundation for the best possible outcome. During this period a temporary removable appliance can be worn.
Once the soft tissues have healed, Dr. Dham will take impressions for your final cosmetic or hybrid denture. This will be placed and attached permanently to the implants. Your new smile is permanent and stable, giving back the ability to chew, speak and enjoy life to its fullest each day.
Routine dental visits are always important and remain so with the placement of an implant denture. During your visits, we will monitor the condition of the denture and the health of your gums and bite. A long-term result can be maintained through diligent dental care and a good at-home hygiene routine.