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Implant Dentures – Angier, NC

An Entire Arch of Teeth with New Roots

Older woman with glasses and implant dentures in Angier, NC

Maybe you’ve already had dentures for years, or maybe you’re getting them for the first time. Either way, it’s not very hard to see how false teeth that have the potential to move out of place when you’re trying to talk or chew can have their drawbacks. Dr. Gong can make your new smile much stronger and more stable with the help of dental implants. Are you thinking of getting implant dentures in Angier to restore your entire smile? Call us today to set up an appointment where you can learn more about the process.

What are Implant Dentures?

Digital model of implants and denture

A regular denture is comprised of an acrylic gum-colored base and natural-looking false teeth; it sits on the gums and uses natural suction to keep itself in place. Implant dentures are made out of the same materials, but instead of resting on the gums, they’re attached to dental implant posts placed in the jaw, giving them stability and strength almost equal to that of natural teeth. You can get fixed dentures that are permanently anchored in place, but removable dentures are available as well. 

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Many people prefer having fixed implant dentures due to the ease of maintenance. You can brush and floss like you normally would without ever having to take your teeth out for cleanings. You also never have to worry about taking your teeth out at night.

Removable Implant Dentures

We can put small attachments on your implant posts so that your denture can snap in and out of place. You can sometimes have a traditional denture retrofitted into a removable implant denture if you want. If you choose this type of restoration, you’ll have to remove your dentures to clean them, and your gums will have to be brushed.

The Implant Denture Procedure

Dental implants on table next to teeth

Any remaining teeth in the arch are removed. Bone grafts might be performed if there is not enough bone density remaining to support dental implants. Surgery begins once we’re sure that all of the necessary preparations have been made to make the treatment successful. Dr. Gong can personally place your dental implant posts, and once they’ve joined with your jaw – a process that can take weeks, if not months – she can also design and attach your new dentures.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

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When considering implant dentures, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have you already lost most or all of your teeth?
  • Is your jaw still healthy and strong?
  • Is your mouth free of gum disease and other oral health issues?
  • Are you a nonsmoker?

If the answer to all of the above is “yes”, then you’re likely a good implant candidate, although you’ll need to schedule an implant consultation to know for sure.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Between the design of the dentures themselves and the way that implants become part of the jawbone, your new smile will look and feel extremely natural. There will be virtually no limitations to your diet, and the stimulation from the implants will prevent resorption of the jaw. And with fixed implants, you can very easily take care of your new teeth the way you would your natural ones.