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Dental Implant-Supported Dentures – Daytona Beach, FL

Rebuild a Complete, Strong Smile

Smiling senior man with dental implant dentures in Daytona Beach

According to one estimate, roughly 23 million people are completely edentulous (missing all of their teeth). Many of those individuals choose traditional dentures to rebuild their smile. While such prosthetics have their advantages, they also have some noteworthy disadvantages. Is there a better solution? For most patients, yes! Contact Lakeside Daytona Dentist today to learn more about dental implant-supported dentures in Daytona Beach, FL. They are stronger, longer-lasting, and more comfortable than traditional dentures.

What Are Dental Implant-Supported Dentures?

Animated dental implant dentures supported by four dental implants

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that we surgically insert into the jawbone. Over time, it bonds with the bone so it can provide a strong base of support for the artificial tooth (or teeth) that go on top of it. Implants provide dentures with the strength and stability that are often lacking in non-implant forms of tooth replacement.

There are a few different types of implant dentures. Depending on your circumstances, we might recommend one of the following:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

These dentures are permanently attached to the implants that support them, a fact that makes them convenient and similar to natural teeth in many ways. These prosthetics are only removed during dental appointments. They typically require 4 – 6 dental implants per arch, which means they often require greater jawbone volume than removable implant dentures.

Removable Implant Dentures

Removable implant dentures “snap” onto ball- or bar-shaped attachments. They usually require 2 – 5 implants to support them. Their removability makes them similar to traditional dentures in that they must be taken out of the mouth for daily cleaning. They are a popular treatment among patients who have lost some bone volume in their jaw.

The Dental Implant-Supported Denture Procedure

Dentist and senior patient discussing dental implant dentures procedure

The procedure for dental implants in Daytona Beach can vary from patient to patient. In general, though, four main steps are necessary:

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implant-Supported Dentures?

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Most adults qualify for implant dentures, either right away or after some preliminary treatments. In general, candidates for the procedure:

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Older couple with dental implant supported dentures smiling together

Some of the most outstanding benefits of implant dentures include:

Longevity. Traditional dentures may last for just 5 – 8 years. Dental implants may last a lifetime, and implant dentures also have a long life expectancy.