For patients missing an entire arch of teeth or all their teeth, dentures become a necessity. While traditional dentures can restore the basic functions of eating and speaking, there is a chance these dentures could slip out of place because they are held in place only by dental adhesive and natural suction. When patients choose dental implants to retain their artificial teeth, they can experience unmatched benefits of a secure and comfortable fit and a fully restored beautiful smile.
Implant-supported dentures provide patients with a stable, long-lasting replacement for several missing teeth or a full dental arch. Drs. Joe McIntyre, Dan Whiting, and Kelsey Rockey at Smiles For Life can place the implants and restore them with a custom-made denture at their Bridgewater, VA, office without referring patients to specialists at other locations.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
At Smiles for Life, we offer different implant-retained dentures to suit the varied needs of our patients. When you come into our practice for your initial consultation, your dentist will thoroughly assess your smile using 3-D computerized tomography (CT) scans. Then, your doctor will determine the number of dental implants and the kind of denture you require according to the condition of your oral health and jawbone density.
Implant-supported dentures provide patients with a stable, long-lasting replacement for several missing teeth or a full dental arch.
For qualifying patients, we offer All-on-4® implants that allow patients to receive immediate-load restorations, which means that you can leave our office with a full set of functional artificial teeth retained by four implants on the same day as your implant surgery. However, not all patients qualify for this treatment.
Smiles For Life also offers the option of zirconia implant-supported bridges or Prettau® Bridges for dental implants restoration. These prosthetics provide superior strength and its makers offer a five-year warranty against chipping and breaking.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Dentures supported by dental implants are made of durable, lifelike materials. Patients can speak and eat with ease as their implant-retained dentures fit snugly against the gum line and do not slip out of place. Additionally, an implant-supported denture can prevent gum tissues from wearing down.
The most important benefit provided by implant-supported dentures is that it prevents the jawbone loss and shrinkage that occurs naturally after tooth loss. Since dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, they stimulate the jaw tissues, ultimately helping patients avoid a sunken look and maintain their facial structure.
Invest in the Long-Term Health of Your Smile
Implant-supported dentures are an investment in your long-term oral health. Smiles For Life partners with CareCredit, Lending Club, and Compassionate Finance to help patients finance their elective treatments. We accept all major credit cards, and we offer a five percent discount for cash payments and pre-paid procedures. If you have any questions or you would like to schedule your consultation, please call us at (540) 828-2312 or contact us online.