Implant Supported Dentures

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Do you have gaps in your smile that affect your confidence or your ability to eat, chew and talk normally? Among the various tooth replacement methods on the market, implant-supported dentures are one of the best solutions in Werribee to help you restore your smile.

Implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures or “snap-on” dentures, are removable prosthetic teeth that are secured to your jawbone using dental implants. Essentially, this treatment is a combination of two popular tooth replacement methods- dentures and dental implants.

Unlike conventional dentures that move around in your mouth, implant-supported dentures consist of implants strategically inserted into the jawbone to anchor your prosthetic teeth.


Restore your smile with implant-supported dentures

Who Is a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

Since overdentures use full dentures or sets of prosthetic teeth, the ideal candidate for this method would have most (if not all) of their teeth missing. Our experienced dental staff in Werribee will use 3D imaging and dental X-rays to ensure that you have a healthy amount of bone to successfully insert and fuse the dental implants to.

However, if you fail to meet this particular criteria, your dentist may suggest a bone graft. During your consultation, we will check for any existing infections or dental conditions. If present, these will have to be treated before considering tooth replacement options.


What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?

There are several advantages to having implant-supported dentures. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider them:

  • Easily removable – This makes it far easier to thoroughly clean your prosthetic teeth as and when needed.
  • No loose teeth –  you’ll no longer have to deal with loose prosthetic teeth.
  • No denture adhesives required – Since overdentures are secured down with dental implants, denture adhesives and glues (which can be a tad bit messy) are no longer required to keep your prosthetic teeth in place.
  • Improved functionality – This improved sense of security helps your teeth function better, which means better chewing and, improved speech.
  • Easy maintenance – Regular brushing and flossing, along with routine dental check-ups, are generally all that’s needed to maintain your new teeth.
  • Natural look and feel – Implant-supported dentures are designed to blend in seamlessly with your smile, boosting your confidence.
  • Prevents jawbone deterioration – Since implants mimic the tooth right down to its root, they stimulate and help preserve the jawbone.


The Implant-Supported Dentures Process

Getting your new teeth can differ from person to person, but here’s a rough guide on what you can expect during this process:

  • A thorough evaluation with 3D imaging will be carried out during your initial consultation to assess the condition of your oral health and if you’re eligible for overdentures.
  • If you have any existing infection or dental conditions, we will address these conditions first before resuming the restoration of your missing teeth.
  • Using dental X-rays, our dental professionals will be able to determine the size and placement of your dental implants.
  • Once your dental implants are placed, you will have to wait a recovery time of roughly 3 months (this can vary from individual to individual).
  • Once healed, your “snap-on” dentures can be fitted in.

Throughout the process, our dental team will prioritise your comfort and address any concerns you may have. Give us a call to book a consultation.


What Happens if I Don’t Replace My Teeth?

Regular stimulation is crucial to maintain a healthy jawbone. Jawbone stimulation is usually accomplished by using your teeth to eat or chew food. Unfortunately, tooth loss can disrupt this stimulation, leading your body to perceive the jawbone as unnecessary. As a consequence, the bone may start to deteriorate and contribute to a sunken facial appearance. Eventually, the remaining teeth will tilt to accommodate the missing gaps in your smile, increasing the risk of decay, wear & tear and cracks forming.

Ensuring proper dental care and considering tooth replacement options, such as implant-supported dentures can help prevent these potential issues and support a vibrant smile and strong facial structure.

As conventional dentures lie on top of your gums and don’t stimulate your jawbone, you’ll face gradual bone deterioration. As your jawbone shrinks and your face adjusts, the fit of your dentures will be affected and it won’t be able to stay in place. Since dental implants are inserted into your jawbone, it tricks the body into thinking that natural teeth are present preventing further bone loss.

How Do You Take Care of Implant-Supported Dentures?

All you need to maintain your new teeth is a consistent oral hygiene routine. Make sure to brush your teeth after each meal and floss daily to remove any accumulated bacteria. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush on your prosthetic teeth to avoid damaging them.

Schedule a checkup every 6 months with our dental professionals in Werribee to make sure your recovery is on track, and any other dental problems are caught as early as possible! If you want more details on restoring your smile, simply call us today and schedule a free dental implant consultation!

Cost of Implant-Supported Dentures in Werribee

The cost of implant-supported dentures can vary based on your individual case needs, the materials used, and the need for additional treatments. Following a comprehensive assessment of your condition, we will be able to provide an accurate cost estimate after taking all these factors into account.

We understand that sometimes, financial stress can lead you to avoid seeking treatment. However, you won’t have to worry about it with our payment plans that provide everybody access to quality dental care in Werribee.


Why Choose Wyndham Dental for Implant-Supported Dentures

At Wyndham Dental, we want nothing but the best for you. We provide high-quality tooth replacement solutions like implant-supported dentures to restore your beautiful smile. With advanced technology, an experienced team and a welcoming environment, Wyndham Dental is your trusted implant dentist in Werribee for all your missing teeth needs.

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