Implant Dentures – Lake Nona Region

Fill an Arch with Sturdy New Teeth

If you’ve lost all your teeth, you may have standard dentures. Fair enough – such prosthetics do a good job of restoring smiles. However, perhaps you’d prefer a more stable and secure option. In that case, you should try our office’s implant dentures. These replacement teeth are sturdy and remain steady. Plus, our dentists place them in the office to ensure quality results. As for the details, we’ll gladly tell you more. Just keep reading or book a consultation with us!

What are Implant Dentures?

A 3D illustration of implant dentures

Naturally enough, implant dentures use dental implants. The latter act as artificial tooth roots and slowly fuse with your jaw. That way, a denture paired with them will stay in place. You’ll then enjoy a comfier and more lifelike grin than what the standard option provides.

Of course, implant dentures aren’t all the same. They typically come in two types. As such, we’ll suggest one of the following at your consultation:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Fixed implant dentures permanently attach to their implant posts. That being the case, only a qualified dentist can safely remove them.

A major upside of these fixed dentures is their easy maintenance. Unlike other dental prosthetics, you can clean them like natural teeth. (Simply brush twice daily and floss once daily.) In exchange, though, they need several implant posts (typically four to eight).

Removable Implant Dentures

Per their name, you can take out removable implant dentures as needed. They aren’t permanently attached to their implants.

Given this setup, removable implant dentures are less invasive. They work well for patients with lower jawbone density, as they require fewer implant posts. Still, you must frequently take them out of your mouth for cleaning.

The Implant Denture Process

A dentist explaining the implant denture process to a patient

If our office believes implant dentures suit you, we’ll draft a custom treatment plan. This blueprint will lay out the specifics of your care, including any preliminary dental work. By following it, our dentists will ensure you get the best results possible.

After the consultation, the implant denture process usually follows three main steps. The first is the implant surgery, where we’ll place the implant posts. Next is the recovery phase, during which you’ll heal from the placement and receive abutments. Lastly, we’ll make your final denture and attach it to your implants.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

A patient consulting a dentist about implant denture treatment

Generally, most adults in good health can qualify for implant dentures. The only big treatment requirement is that you’re missing (or need to replace) all your teeth. Still, some patients benefit more from these dentures than others. Ideal candidates tend to have the following:

  • No pre-existing oral health issues
  • Good jawbone density that supports osseointegration
  • A strong commitment to good oral hygiene
  • A desire for permanent replacement teeth

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

An older man pointing at his new implant denture

As you might expect, there are many perks to combining dentures and implants. The most common ones are:

  • Dental prosthetics that don’t slip or fall
  • Lifelike and functional replacement teeth
  • An improved ability to eat, speak, and smile
  • Prevention of jawbone loss and facial collapse
  • Long-lasting results (30+ years) with good maintenance
  • Easy-to-clean prosthetics