The team at Smiles on Broadway is not only concerned about your oral health; we also want you to enjoy full dental function and a beautiful smile. For this reason, we offer implant-supported dentures to patients in Franklin Square, NY, and the surrounding areas. This type of restoration offers unparalleled stability and promote optimal jawbone health by preventing tissue degeneration. Drs. Steven M. Katz and Sultan S. Salem place and restore dental implants, completing all treatment under one roof, making your treatment convenient from start to finish. Most importantly, our doctors use advanced technology and meticulous surgical techniques, enabling them to ensure that your treatment will be safe and involve minimal discomfort.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Are Right for You?
Implant-supported dentures are available as both full and partial prosthetics. Therefore, if you are missing all of your teeth, or if you have large gaps in your smile, you may be a candidate for this type of restoration. Your dentist will evaluate your periodontal and jawbone health to determine your candidacy for implants. Any existing gum disease will need to be treated before our doctors can recommend this type of restoration. In addition, if you have suffered jawbone recession, you may require preparatory bone graft to restore your candidacy for implants.
To fully determine your candidacy for implants, Dr. Katz or Dr. Salem will evaluate your overall health history. Qualified patients should have a healthy immune system and no chronic conditions, such as a bleeding disorder.
The Treatment Process for Implant-Supported Dentures
After determining that implants are right for you, your oral surgeon can create a personalized treatment plan. Using ultramodern technology, including digital x-rays and the iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner, your dentist can find the most secure places for dental implant posts. Your doctor can also design a denture that fits precisely against your gums and looks virtually identical to your natural teeth.
Drs. Steven M. Katz and Sultan S. Salem place and restore dental implants, completing all treatment under one roof, making your treatment convenient from start to finish.
When you are ready for the implant surgery, your practitioner will administer local anesthesia. We can also provide other sedation options, if necessary. When you are completely comfortable, your surgeon can place dental implants in your jawbone through small incisions in your gums. A full denture will require four to six posts for the greatest possible support. If you receive mini implants, your dentist may angle them slightly, which will ensure a strong foundation. After surgery, your recovery will last four to six months, during which time the implants will integrate with your jawbone, replacing your tooth roots. When your jaw has fully healed, Dr. Katz or Dr. Salem can attach your denture, made from a highly durable and realistic material.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Traditional dentures can greatly enhance your appearance and restore your oral function. Nonetheless, implant-supported dentures offer even greater benefits, including:
- Stability: Because your prosthetic will be permanently anchored in your mouth, it will never slip out of place. You can eat all of your favorite foods, including those normally off-limits to denture wearers.
- Durability: Implant-supported dentures are long-lasting. When you maintain proper brushing and flossing and schedule regular dental cleanings, they can last for many years.
- Aesthetics: Unlike a traditional denture, implant-supported dentures do not include a plastic base or dental adhesive. Because they are permanently anchored to dental implants with a ball-and-socket connector, they look and feel more like natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures can also fill out your lips and cheeks and prevent a “sunken” appearance.
- Jawbone health: Perhaps the greatest benefit of an implant-supported denture is that the implant posts will prevent jaw degeneration. Because implants replace your tooth roots, they will send signals to your jaw to stimulate bone growth.
Be Confident in Your Smile
To learn more about implant-supported dentures and to find out if this type of restoration is right for you, contact our office online today. You can also call (516) 599-0883 to speak to a member of our team.