Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures are a safe and effective treatment option for patients missing most of their teeth and who would prefer to not have dentures.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures are a safe and effective treatment option for patients missing most of their teeth and who would prefer to not have dentures.

Implant Supported Dentures in Port Huron, MI

Implant supported dentures are a safe and effective treatment option for patients missing most of their teeth and who would prefer to not have dentures.  Unlike traditional dentures, which are prone to slipping and require additional maintenance, implant supported dentures offer an alternative where patients can reduce the level of care necessary without having to commit to the extensive and costly process involved in having permanent implants placed. Implant supported dentures can either be fixed or removable. Both provide similar types of support, but require different self-care practices.

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition to offering implant supported dentures, our office provides a range of services, ranging from regular periodontal maintenance, laser dentistry protocols, bone grafting procedures, dental implants, and more. Whatever your needs may be, our team is on hand to create a treatment plan designed to improve your oral health. To learn more about implant supported dentures, please read below. To schedule an appointment for implant supported dentures or any other procedure, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.

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What to Expect During the Implant Supported Dentures Process

Prior to having an implant supported denture placed, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, bite, plaque and bone structure and review your medical and oral health history. It will also likely be necessary to take an X-Ray or other diagnostic exam to identify underlying issues and determine if you have a sufficient amount of jawbone to support an implant supported denture, and if so, how many implants should be placed and the optimal placement of those implant. If it is determined that implant supported dentures are the best treatment option for you, the procedure will typically include the following steps:

  • A local anesthetic and/or dental sedation is administered to reduce pain, discomfort, and/or anxiety during the procedure.
  • If necessary, a tooth extraction will be performed, which will involve elevating the tooth then removing it using forceps. During this process, you should expect to feel some pressure, but the anesthetic and/or sedation should minimize or eliminate pain. If the tooth being extracted has broken off within the gums or has not erupted, it will be necessary to first make an incision into the gum line to access the tooth, after which it can be removed using forceps, or be cut into sections and removed in pieces.
  • Next, a small hole is drilled into your jawbone, in which a titanium post is placed. This post will act as the base for the abutment and crown, which will be attached at a later date. Before these pieces can be attachment, it will be necessary to stich this area up to heal and to allow for the post to fuse with your natural jawbone through a process called osseointegration. The time required to complete osseointegration will vary from patient to patient, but can take anywhere from six weeks to six months.
  • Once osseointegration is complete, the abutment and crown are placed. Once they have been tested to ensure the bite and appearance are correct, the procedure will be complete.

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Aftercare for Implant Supported Dentures

During the implant supported denture process, it is essential that you closely follow aftercare instructions provided by your periodontist. In addition to following these instructions, additional steps you can take to minimize post-procedural issues include:

  • Discomfort or pain can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain relieving medication. Follow recommended dosages, and if prescribed painkillers, take as directed until the prescription runs out.
  • Swelling can be controlled by placing ice packs over the affected area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time. It is important to not leave the ice pack on for too long, as doing so reduces blood flow, which can slow the healing process.
  • Avoid using a straw, rinsing, or spitting for 24 hours.
  • Do not brush or floss for the first 24 hours. When you resume your oral hygiene routine, practice gentle brushing techniques as the area heals. You may begin flossing your natural teeth, but do not use floss on the dental implant.
  • Avoid hard or crunchy foods and follow a soft food diet (yogurt, pudding, applesauce, soup) for at least one week. You may begin to slowly reintroduce harder foods as discomfort subsides and healing progresses.
  • Rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 48 hours, possibly longer depending on the severity of your case.

How Much Do Implant Supported Dentures Cost?

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to making sure you understand what the cost of treatment will be and will do everything we can to help you maximize your dental health benefits and explore third-party financing plans if necessary. One of our business coordinators will be happy to conduct a complimentary benefits analysis for you when you are in the office.

If you do not have insurance and are concerned about the cost of periodontal care, you are not alone. We understand that cost of periodontal treatment is one of the biggest concerns our patients have and are committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve, and that cost of treatment does not prevent this from happening. To learn more about all the financial options we offer, contact our office today.

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, credit cards, and financing.

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Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life. Whether this can be achieved with dental implants, bone grafting procedures, laser dentistry protocols, or other periodontal services, we will work to ensure you can maintain that beautiful smile for years to come.

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At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, you can be confident that you will have an unparalleled dental experience. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals are committed to providing the highest level of periodontal support and taking time to get to know our patients. We believe that developing this level of trust and open communication is an essential component to understanding your unique needs and providing you with optimal care.

If you have additional questions about implant supported dentures or would like to schedule an appointment, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400

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