Implant Supported Dentures Louisville, KY & New Albany, IN
Implant supported dentures are a perfect alternative if you have become frustrated with the common issues associated with traditional dentures, like slipping and shifting, general discomfort, and limiting your diet. Unlike conventional dentures, which just rest on your gums and are held in place with a dental adhesive, implanted supported dentures are stabilized with tiny titanium post that are anchored to your jawbone that allow the implant supported dentures to snap securely into place on these posts.
Candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures can provide you with the option of either keeping your dentures removable that allow for nightly cleaning, or a fixed implant, which will serve as permanent teeth. There are several types of restorations which can be supported by dental implants depending upon your situation, such as single implants, which is an artificial crown that is used to replace a single tooth, dental bridges, and All-on-4 dental implants.
Implant supported dentures can be an ideal and appropriate solution for quite a few patients. There are no age restrictions when it comes to having this procedure. There can be certain restrictions if you have significant health issues, such as a heart problem, with the surgical aspects necessary to perform this procedure. You may not be a candidate for implant supported dentures if you have insufficient jawbone mass. If you are suffering from the lack of jawbone density a bone graft might be the initial step to pursue this restoration.
Several Benefits That You Can Expect
Your implant supported dentures will be far more secure and stable than traditional dentures. The titanium post secured in your jawbone functions like a natural root. It will deliver pressure sensations when you bite and chew, and it will also deliver hot and cold sensations. You will find it easier to speak and you will not need to worry about your dentures becoming loose.
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Our goal is to get you back to smiling and chewing with confidence. With our qualified staff and compassionate team, we will listen to your questions and desires to find the best solution for your dental health.
The Implant Supported Denture Process
The process of having implant supported dentures placed will take some time. It will begin with an initial consultation, where PerioImplant Associates will review your dental and medical history, perform a thorough examination, and take the necessary x-rays and scans to determine if implant supported dentures will be appropriate for you.
The next step is we will perform an examination of your jawbone to ensure that there is sufficient bone and structural integrity to support an implant. If you are viable candidate for this solution, the next step will be to surgically place several small titanium posts into your jawbone. Titanium is preferred and approved because it is the only metal that naturally integrates with the bone. Before we implant these posts, we will administer a local anesthetic to numb the involved areas. We also offer the option of dental sedation, which includes local anesthesia, oral sedation, and intravenous sedation. We will review these options prior to your procedure to determine their benefit.
The dental implants, functioning as artificial tooth roots, will be used to anchor your dentures. Following the placement of these posts, we will need to wait several months to allow the titanium to integrate with your jawbone. During this healing process, your dentist will provide you with a temporary set of dentures, which we will customize for your arch. After you have fully healed you will return, where your custom fabricated, implant supported dentures will be snapped or clipped on the dental implants. No more adhesive, no more slipping.
Proper Care for You Implant Supported Dentures
Like your natural teeth, it is essential you continue to maintain good daily oral hygiene habits. It is best if you consistently remove the appliance to clean around the gums, artificial teeth, and the attachments. In combination with practicing your good self-care at home, it is also important that you continue your regular exams every six months. During these routine checkups, PerioImplant Associates will conduct cleanings and monitor your overall oral health, catching issues before they develop. We will monitor how well your implant supported dentures are fitting and take x-rays when needed to ensure that your attachments, abutments, and implants are still positioned correctly. By maintaining these preventative habits, you will avoid additional issues from developing in the future.
Your Implant Supported Dentures Costs
The cost of your treatment for your implant supported dentures will vary depending on your individual needs and your treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your implant supported dentures treatment and each of your available payment options before we begin, so that you can make the best choice for your situation. Please let us know if you have any pending questions about your insurance coverage.
Our Specialists Tell Our Story Best
Ramsey Burton, DMD
Dr. Ramsey Burton is originally from Nashville, TN. He received both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the University of Louisville. Following dental school, he completed periodontal specialty training at the University of Kentucky.
Courtney Shearer, DMD, MS
Dr. Courtney Shearer was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She attended Washington and Lee University for her undergraduate degree. She then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate in Dentistry.
Jodie Lusby, DMD, MSD
Dr. Jodie Lusby is a Board Certified Periodontist and grew up in Florence, KY. He attended the University of Kentucky where he received his biology degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then attended the Louisville School of Dentistry.
A Warm and Caring Welcome to Our Practice
Our team at PerioImplant Associates has one primary focus, and that is to serve you to the absolute best of our ability. It is quite natural to be anxious about visiting a general dentist, or even a dental specialist such as a periodontist. Understanding that, all of us will always take the time in explaining the benefits of the procedure that is being proposed for your dental health. Both offices, Louisville, KY, and New Albany, IN, are continually trained to address any and all issues and concerns. We will share the aspects of periodontal treatment, introduce our staff, and explain our general office policies. Call us today about an evaluation for an implant supported dentures procedure for you. Each of us will greet you and send you home with a healthy smile that you will be eager to share.