Implant Dentures – Cranford, NJ

Replace All the Teeth Along an Arch

True enough, today’s dentures are better than ever. They often work well as replacement teeth. Still, these restorations can leave a lot to be desired. Luckily, though, you can always opt for implant dentures in Cranford. The Cranford Center for Periodontics & Dental implants places these prosthetics in-office. That way, patients can benefit from our dentists’ extensive training and experience. If you’d like to learn more, we’ll happily tell you. Just keep reading or book a consultation with us today!

What are Implant Dentures?

An older man smiling with implant dentures

Per their name, implant dentures use dental implants – artificial tooth roots. These latter prosthetics are placed in the jawbone and slowly fuse with it over time. From there, they can pair with a denture to keep it in place. The result is a more comfy, lifelike, and functional smile than what standard dentures offer.

That said, implant dentures aren’t all the same. They usually come in two possible types. That being the case, our dentists will suggest one of the following during your consultation:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Fixed implant dentures – also known as hybrid prostheses – are made to stay firmly in place. Typically, only a qualified dentist can remove them.

In particular, this option uses four to six well-placed implants. The posts are strategically positioned to support a full denture. As a result, the appliance is secure enough that most patients forget it’s there. However, the placed implants do require a patient to have good jawbone density.

Removable Implant Dentures

Unlike fixed implant dentures, removable ones can be removed as needed. (Hence their nickname of “Snap-On dentures.” They’re firmly rooted via dental implants, but they connect to the latter with clips or ball sockets.

Given their nature, removable implant dentures need removal daily. They can only be cleaned properly outside of your mouth. On the upside, though, they only require 2-5 implants for placement.

The Implant Denture Process

A gloved hand holding implant dentures

If our dentists think implant dentures suit you, they’ll craft a custom treatment plan. This setup will cover the details of your surgery, as well as any preliminary dental work. That way, you’re sure to get excellent results.

Regarding your denture’s implants, our dentists will perform several steps. They’ll first do the relevant consultation and preliminary work. Next, they’ll place the implants themselves with careful surgery. Once the posts fuse with your bone tissue, our team will then place your abutments. Finally, our office will design the final denture and attach it to your implants via the abutments.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

A dentist explaining the implant denture process to a patient

Overall, adults lacking all the teeth along an arch are good implant candidates. Such people often qualify after a consultation or preparatory procedures. As for other relevant factors, some things that make a good candidate are:

  • A lack of pre-existing oral health issues
  • High jawbone density that supports osseointegration
  • A commitment to good oral hygiene
  • Patient desire for permanent replacement teeth

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

A patient consulting a dentist about implant denture treatment

Should you combine dentures and implants, you’ll receive many great perks. The most common of these include:

  • No slipping or shifting restorations
  • Lifelike and functional replacement teeth
  • Improved eating and speaking
  • Prevention of jawbone loss and facial collapse
  • Enduring results (30+ years) with good maintenance
  • Easy appliance maintenance