Some patients have only a small gap in their smile that they’d like to correct. However, if you’re missing some or all of your teeth, you need a more comprehensive option for restoring the health and beauty of your mouth. Though dentures on their own are often unappealing, our Rochester implant dentists have helped patients replace lost teeth with implant-supported dentures.
To learn more about how we can enhance dentures with dental implants, please call the office of Dr. Paul Sussman and Dr. Meredith Pogal today at (585) 270-6661 to schedule your free consultation. We welcome patients throughout Upstate New York to our office in Rochester.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
A single dental implant generally supports a custom crown that closes the space left by a lost tooth. Multiple dental implants, on the other hand, can support an entire denture prosthesis that replaces several or even an entire row of lost teeth.
Once the implant has integrated with the jaw bone, Dr. Paul Sussman will take an impression of the placement site to create a custom denture that comfortably fits your mouth. Instead of simply resting on your gum line like a conventional denture, these dentures will be held in place by the implants.
Implant-supported dentures can be created for the upper or lower dental arch. Dentures for the lower jaw tend to be less stable, though, so implant support can be more beneficial in this area.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
Patients who have worn dentures before are probably aware of the disadvantages: food restrictions, slipping within the mouth, messy adhesives, and sore spots on the gums, to name a few. Implant-supported dentures overcome many of these problems while providing additional benefits to patients who have lost teeth.
If Dr. Sussman determines that you are a candidate for dental implants, some of the benefits you can enjoy as a denture wearer include:
- A more stable, lifelike smile
- Improved chewing function and speaking ability
- Comfortable fit within the mouth
- No need for denture adhesives
- Retain the shape of your face as you age (dental implants prevent bone loss after losing a tooth)
Rochester patients of virtually any age can benefit from tooth replacement with implant dentures. Older patients find that the support of a dental implant makes wearing dentures more comfortable, less embarrassing, and fit their lifestyle better. And while younger patients might resist dentures, any type of dental implant prosthesis can provide lifelong improvements to the health and beauty of your smile.
Dr. Sussman will discuss details of implant-supported dentures such as the design during your free consultation. Please contact the office of Dr. Paul Sussman and Dr. Meredith Pogal or call (585) 270-6661 today to schedule an initial appointment. Our implant dentists serve patients in Brockport, Spencerport, Hilton, and other communities near Rochester.