Implant Dentures Staten Island

Full-Arch Replacement Teeth That Don’t Slip

Modern dentures are leaps and bounds more lifelike than ones from the past. However, they can still slide around or even fall out at times, making it nearly impossible to speak clearly, chew certain foods, and smile confidently. One way to solve all of these problems at once is by securing a denture onto dental implants. With implant dentures in Staten Island, NY, we can give patients a full set of replacement teeth that don’t slip and can be trusted to last. To get started, contact the Staten Island Oral Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation.

What Are Implant Dentures?

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Instead of resting on top of the gums, an implant denture is anchored onto a number of dental implants – artificial tooth roots made from titanium. These posts are embedded in the jawbone, where they provide the denture with the same stability as natural teeth. Depending on a patient’s circumstances, they may qualify for one of two types of implant dentures:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

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A fixed implant denture stays in the mouth at all times and can only be removed by an implant dentist on Staten Island. Typically, it needs between four and six implant posts for support.

Removable Implant Dentures

Illustrated full denture being placed onto six dental implants

We can also design an implant denture that can be taken out by the patient just like a traditional one. Removable implant dentures usually don’t require as many implant posts, only needing between two and five on average.

The Implant Denture Process

Illustrated full denture being placed onto four dental implants

Getting implant dentures admittedly takes longer than receiving a regular denture, but when you consider that implant dentures can last several times longer, the wait is definitely worth it. The main steps of the treatment process are:

  • The initial consultation
  • Any prep work that is necessary before implants can be placed (bone grafting, gum disease therapy, etc.)
  • Surgical placement of the implants into your jawbone by Dr. G
  • Osseointegration, where the implants fuse to the jawbone
  • Installing attachments on top of the implants
  • Placing the final denture

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

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Dental technology has come a long way in just a few short decades, to the point where the majority of generally healthy adults with missing teeth can qualify for implant dentures. You might need to undergo some preliminary treatments, such as tooth extractions beforehand, but on the whole, most adults suffering from tooth loss are eligible.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

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By attaching a denture to dental implants on Staten Island, it creates several benefits traditional dentures simply can’t offer. For example:

  • The new teeth will always remain firmly in place, even when eating tougher foods.
  • The implants function just like natural tooth roots, stimulating the jawbone to prevent the deterioration that normally occurs after teeth are lost. Therefore, you can avoid the sunken, wrinkled facial appearance that is common in people who wear regular dentures.
  • Fixed implant dentures can be cared for in the same way as natural teeth – daily brushing and flossing.
  • Traditional dentures only last for five to seven years on average, while implant dentures can last for 30 years or longer with the right maintenance.