For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth in one or both of their dental arches, our dentist may recommend hybrid dentures. Also known as implant-supported dentures, this restoration combines dental implants with dentures. During this procedure, Dr. Alan our board certified periodontist who is a specialist of dental implants will place a number of dental implants into your mouth, and your custom-made denture restoration will easily attach to your implants, providing a sturdy and natural-looking new smile! For more information about our implant-supported dentures in Arlington, Virginia, we welcome you to call Arlington Dental Excellence at 703-525-0157 and talk with our friendly team.
If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for replacing multiple missing teeth, our dentist may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can actually retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require 4-6 dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. This provides your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function more like their natural teeth.
For more information about implant-supported dentures and dental implants, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.