Dr. Bolourian Discusses Implant Supported Dentures
The Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants
When faced with multiple or full arch tooth loss, you have options to choose from. Commonly, removable dentures or bridges are considered, which can be a viable solution for some. For most, however, more permanent options, like dental implants, are recommended because of the unique health benefits and long-term stability they provide. Though cost-effective and convenient, dentures leave many patients dissatisfied due to their instability, high maintenance, and inability to restore any more than very basic function. Dental implants have paved the way for implant supported dentures, a more stable and healthy alternative.
Dr. Reza Bolourian, our board-certified oral surgeon and Dr. Jin Eslami, our board-certified periodontist, specialize in implant dentistry and combined have over 25 years of experience placing dental implants. We combine our expertise in implant supported dentures with guided implant placement technology to improve your experience and guarantee safer, more predictable surgical outcomes.
Comparing Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures
Patients with dentures know that it can be very difficult to keep them secured, even with pastes or adhesives. As the jaw bone shrinks without natural teeth, dentures can become loose, causing discomfort, slipping or clicking, and gum irritation. How are implant supported dentures different? These dentures are not secured with pastes, rather attached to a number of dental implants that are permanently implanted into your jaw.
Why Choose Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures do more than recreate the look and feel of a full arch of natural and healthy teeth. Two or more dental implants surgically placed into the jaw bone act like tooth roots, keeping the jaw bone healthy and strong. Once healed, dental implants are as secure as natural teeth and are the foundation that supports your dentures or prosthesis. Implant supported dentures can either be permanently fixed to the dental implants or removable, though when “snapped” in place, remain immobile and sturdy whenever you speak, bite, chew, smile, and laugh. With these functional and health improvements, implant supported dentures significantly increase your wellbeing and confidence in your smile.
The Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
• Eliminates need for pastes or adhesives
• No more slipping, shifting or clicking
• Preserves jaw bone health
• Improves smile aesthetics and facial shape
• Permanently fixed or removable
• Restore biting and chewing power
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implant placement is commonly a simple process, but one that requires extensive planning beforehand to ensure the accuracy of surgery and longevity of the implants themselves. Our specialized team is skilled at designing treatment plans and carrying out surgery that provides patients with the greatest health and aesthetic benefits. We place dental implants strategically in your jaw bone, taking advantage of areas with the greatest bone support. The dental implants will fuse to the bone over time and be able to accommodate custom dentures securely and permanently. When cared for properly, dental implants and implant supported dentures can last for many years.Watch Video