Are you looking for a lasting solution to replace missing teeth and regain the confidence to flash a radiant smile? Implant-supported dentures could be your answer. At DeFont Family Dental, serving Sonora, CA, and nearby communities such as Jamestown, Columbia, Twain Harte, Tuolumne, and Soulsbyville, Dr. Anthony DeFont and our experienced team are here to help you understand this remarkable dental solution and its incredible benefits.
Implant-supported dentures, also known as implant-retained dentures, are an innovative dental prosthetic option that combines the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. These customized dentures are securely anchored to dental implants surgically placed in your jawbone, providing unmatched stability and functionality.
One of the most appealing aspects of implant-supported dentures is their durability. While traditional dentures may need frequent adjustments and replacements, implant-supported dentures are designed to be a long-term solution. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years, making them a near-permanent tooth replacement option.
The recovery period after implant surgery can vary from person to person. However, most patients experience some degree of discomfort and swelling for a few days after the procedure. The complete healing process may take several months as the implants fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. During this time, temporary dentures may be worn to maintain aesthetics and function.
Implant-supported dentures are a versatile option, but not everyone may be a candidate. Factors such as overall health, bone density, and oral hygiene play a role in determining candidacy. Dr. Anthony DeFont will evaluate your specific situation and discuss whether implant-supported dentures are a suitable solution for you.
Age is not necessarily a limiting factor for implant-supported dentures. While it's true that bone density may decrease with age, advancements in implant dentistry have made it possible for individuals of various ages to receive dental implants. As long as you meet the necessary health requirements, age should not be a barrier to this transformative treatment.
The number of dental implants needed for denture support can vary based on the individual's jawbone condition and the type of denture being used. Typically, a minimum of two to four implants are required to stabilize a lower denture, while a full upper denture may require more implants for optimal support. Dr. DeFont will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
Patients often worry about pain associated with dental procedures. While there may be some discomfort during and after implant surgery, most patients find the procedure to be manageable with local anesthesia and sedation options. After the initial healing period, implant-supported dentures offer comfort and stability that far outweigh any temporary discomfort.
Implant-supported dentures are a life-changing solution that can enhance your oral health, confidence, and quality of life. If you're ready to explore this remarkable option, DeFont Family Dental in Sonora, CA, is your trusted partner on this journey. Contact us at 209-532-1431 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anthony DeFont and discover how implant-supported dentures can transform your smile. Don't wait any longer to regain your beautiful, functional smile!