Conventional dentures can shift in your mouth, making it difficult to eat and speak with ease. This fact is why Stella Oh, DDS, and Ash Estafan, DDS, at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, are proud to offer implant-supported dentures at their office in Midtown Manhattan, New York. Implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants, so they look, feel, and function more like your natural teeth. To learn more about these innovative dentures, call Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, or schedule a consultation online today.
Implant-supported dentures are prosthetic teeth that connect to dental implants — small titanium posts that surgically implant into your gums and tooth-supporting jawbone. Dental implants replace your natural tooth roots, which secure and hold your teeth in place.
What sets implant-supported dentures apart from alternative options is that dental implants bond to your jaw during the healing process, so you can regain full function of your teeth.
Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, offers implant-supported dentures that are over-engineered to outweigh the potential problems that may occur with implants. With Dr. Oh's biomedical and mathematical background, the team provides implant-supported dentures that can last over 10-15 years with little maintenance.
Implant-supported dentures provide unmatched stability and comfort. Some of the most crucial benefits of implant-supported dentures are:
Unlike conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures don’t rest on top of your gums or shift in your mouth. This allows them to function just like your natural teeth, giving you the chance to eat your favorite foods without embarrassment once again.
When conventional dentures shift in your mouth, you may find that you produce more saliva than usual. This excess saliva production is uncomfortable and can also cause a lisp or slurred speech. Implant-supported dentures hold your teeth firmly in place to limit any saliva buildup.
Conventional dentures often leave your gums red, inflamed, or sore. Since implant-supported dentures are connected to implants, they can’t irritate your gums.
Many dental experts believe implant-supported dentures are more hygienic than other alternatives because you can brush and floss them like your natural teeth.
Dental implants require a healthy amount of jawbone to place. If you don't have enough healthy bone to support the implants effectively, the team can schedule you for a bone graft surgery.
After creating your individualized treatment plan — during which time the team takes X-rays and digital scans of your mouth to find the right implant placement — your dentist surgically inserts four to six implants into your gums and jawbone.
The healing process following your initial implant surgery takes about six to 12 weeks, which gives your implants a chance to bond to the jawbone. Once your mouth fully heals and the implants bond, your dentist takes accurate impressions of your mouth to create your new dentures.
The Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, team affixes your dentures to the dental implants at your final appointment.
Implant-supported dentures are the simplest way to restore your teeth and smile. Call Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, or book an appointment online to learn more.