Confidence Renewed with Implant-Supported Dentures.

At Dr. Stuart Katz and Associates, we specialize in restoring smiles and improving oral function with implant-supported dentures. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized care and exceptional results, helping patients regain confidence in their smiles and overall oral health. Whether you need partial or full arch dentures, our customized solutions offer stability, comfort, and natural aesthetics.

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Implant-supported dentures are a type of dental prosthesis that is anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely solely on the gums and adhesive for support, implant-supported dentures are securely attached to dental implants, providing enhanced stability and functionality. These dentures can be removable or fixed, offering patients a comfortable and reliable solution for replacing missing teeth.

  • REMOVABLE IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES: These dentures can be taken out for cleaning and maintenance. They snap onto attachments on dental implants, providing stability and support while still offering the convenience of removal.
  • FIXED IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES: Also known as implant-supported bridges, these dentures are permanently attached to dental implants and cannot be removed by the patient. They offer superior stability and chewing function compared to removable dentures.

Implant-supported dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures, including:

  • IMPROVED STABILITY: The integration with dental implants ensures that dentures remain firmly in place, reducing slippage and discomfort.
  • ENHANCED CHEWING FUNCTION: With increased stability, patients can enjoy a more varied diet and improved chewing efficiency.
  • PRESERVATION OF JAWBONE HEALTH: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure over time.
  • ENHANCED COMFORT: Implant-supported dentures feel more like natural teeth, providing greater comfort and confidence to patients.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore commonly asked questions about implant-supported dentures below.

Yes, there are both removable and fixed options available. Removable implant-supported dentures can be taken out for cleaning, while fixed dentures are permanently attached to dental implants.

Candidates for implant-supported dentures include individuals with missing teeth or those experiencing difficulty with traditional removable dentures. Good oral and overall health, along with adequate jawbone density, are essential for successful implant placement and denture support.

The timeline for getting implant-supported dentures varies depending on individual treatment needs and the complexity of the case. It typically involves multiple appointments over several months, including implant placement surgery, healing period, and denture fabrication.

Implant-supported dentures are designed to be long-lasting solutions for tooth replacement. With proper care and maintenance, including regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene habits, they can last for many years.

Implant-supported dentures offer numerous benefits, including improved stability, enhanced chewing ability, prevention of bone loss, and increased comfort compared to traditional removable dentures.

The process of getting implant-supported dentures involves minor surgical procedures and may cause some discomfort. However, local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area, and pain medication can be prescribed to manage any post-operative discomfort.

The cost of implant-supported dentures varies depending on factors such as the number of implants needed, the type of dentures, and any additional procedures required. During your consultation, we will provide a personalized treatment plan and discuss associated costs.

Proper care and maintenance of implant-supported dentures are essential for their longevity and performance. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups, as well as avoiding harmful habits such as smoking and chewing on hard objects.