implant supported dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

Missing some or all of your teeth can make eating, speaking, and sharing a confident smile extremely difficult, but treatment is available.

Implant-supported dentures not only allow you to eat any foods, speak clearly, and smile proudly. They also support overall oral health.

See why patients in Levittown, PA turn to Pearl Dental Arts as their first choice for implant-supported dentures...

implant supported dentures

Implant-Supported vs. Standard Dentures

Our dentistry practice strives to improve the lives of each of our patients. For those who need to replace their teeth, implant-supported dentures offer a number of benefits over traditional dentures.

No Adhesive Needed

Dentures are held in place by dental adhesive and natural suction. Implant-supported dentures are affixed directly to your jawbone via dental implants

No Noises 

Dentures are prone to make clicking noises when you eat or speak. Implant-supported dentures are fixed in place at all times, and just like natural teeth, they do not make any noise

Added Security

Dentures may slip out of place or fall out of your mouth. This can be embarrassing if it happens at the wrong moment. With implant-supported dentures, there is no need to worry about your dentures falling out.

Superior Aesthetics

Implant-supported dentures use less of the plastic base material utilized in the construction of the denture. This allows implant-supported dentures to appear more natural than traditional restorations. 

Improve Jawbone Support

Your new implants will carry regenerative signals to your jaw. The benefit of this process is that it prevents bone resorption. This also prevents further changes in your facial structure. These changes naturally occur after tooth loss, which is why dentists recommend implant-supported dentures over traditional prosthetics whenever possible.
Illustration of traditional vs. implant-supported restorations
Implants are embedded in the jaw, so these restorations always remain firmly fixed in place.

The Treatment Process

Your unique treatment timeline will be discussed with your dentist. For example, the number of teeth you still have will impact the amount of dental work needed. Treatment generally spans four or more months, but offers life-changing benefits

Your Initial Consultation

During your consultation, one of our doctors will examine your oral and overall health. It is important to determine whether you are healthy enough for dental implant surgery. Based on your exam and digital x-rays, we will also decide whether you need bone grafting prior to receiving implants. The health of any remaining teeth will need to be assessed. If any of your remaining teeth are infected or beyond repair, we may need to perform an extraction

Dental Implant Surgery

We used the most up-to-date technology available in modern dentistry. We perform fully-guided implant surgery using a combination of digital x-rays and 3-D printing. Fully-guided surgery makes implant placement faster and more precise. It also dramatically lessens the risk of complications. For most patients, we can place implants and provide temporary dentures on the same day

Healing and Recovery 

Our fully-guided surgical technique allows you to enjoy a more comfortable and shorter healing time. After dental surgery, you will need about four to six months for the implants to fuse with your surrounding jaw.

Final Steps

When your implants have successfully fused with your jaw, you can receive your final restoration. We custom-make all of our dentures so you can enjoy prosthetics that look just like natural teeth with an incredible fit and feel.
Depending on your needs, your new dentures can be either removable or fixed. Removable dentures are a snap-on restoration. The dentures stay securely in place during the day, but can be removed nightly for easier cleaning and maintenance. Fixed dentures are also known as a fixed bridge, such as the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge. This type of implant-supported denture cannot be removed by the patient but will be cleaned during your regular appointments.

Implant-Supported Dentures: Securely Complete Your Smile

Implant-Supported vs. Standard Dentures 

There are a number of benefits to implant-supported dentures over traditional dentures. These include: 

  • No adhesive needed: While traditional dentures are held in place by dental adhesive and natural suction, implant-supported prosthetics are affixed directly to your jawbone via dental implants
  • No noises: One of the disadvantages of dentures is that they are prone to clicking noises when you eat or speak. Because implant-supported restorations stay in place at all times, they do not make noise. 
  • Added security: If you are afraid that your dentures will slip out of place or fall out of your mouth, implants may be right for you. 
  • Superior aesthetics: Because implant-supported dentures do not rest on your gum tissue, they use less of the plastic base material that makes up the palatal portion of the denture. This allows them to look more natural than traditional restorations. 
  • Improved jawbone support: Your new implants will carry regenerative signals to your jawbone and prevent bone resorption and changes in your facial structure. These changes naturally occur after tooth loss.

If you already have a denture in good condition and are considering switching to an implant-retained denture, our doctors can help determine whether it can be converted. 

Implant-supported dentures are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. Financing is available. 

The Treatment Process 

Treatment generally spans several months but offers life-changing benefits. 

Your Initial Consultation 

During your consultation, one of our doctors will examine your oral and overall health to determine whether you are healthy enough for dental implant surgery. Based on your exam and digital x-rays, we will also decide whether you need bone grafting prior to receiving implants. If any of your remaining teeth are infected or beyond repair, we may also perform an extraction. 

Dental Implant Surgery 

We perform fully guided implant surgery using a combination of digital x-rays and 3-D printing. Fully guided surgery makes implant placement faster and more precise, while dramatically lessening your risk of complications. For most patients, we can place implants and provide temporary restorations on the same day. 

Healing and Recovery 

Because we use a fully guided surgical technique, you can enjoy a more comfortable, shorter healing time. After surgery, you will need about four to six months for your implants to fuse with your surrounding jawbone. This process is known as osseointegration. 

Receiving Your Restoration 

When your implants have successfully osseointegrated, you will come back to our office to receive your final restoration. We custom-make all of our dentures so that you can enjoy prosthetics that look, fit, and feel great. Depending on your needs, your denture may be: 

  • Removable: This snap-on restoration can be removed nightly for easier cleaning and maintenance. However, it stays securely in place during the day.  
  • Fixed: Otherwise known as a fixed bridge, this type of implant-supported restoration cannot be removed by the patient. 

Whether you choose a removable or fixed restoration, you can enjoy increased stability, aesthetics, and preservation of your jawbone. 

Speak to a Doctor Today 

Implant-supported restorations are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. Thanks to our various financing options, this treatment is more attainable than ever before. To find out if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures, call us at (215) 949-8000 or message us online

Pearl Dental Arts

Dr. Abid Paghdiwala has been perfecting the art of dentistry since 1981 and has helped many patients achieve healthier, better-looking smiles through personalized, gentle, and state-of-the-art care. He is a member of various notable organizations, including: 

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association

To schedule a consultation our office, call us at (215) 949-8000 or request an appointment online.

Dr. Abid Paghdiwala
Staff at Pearl Dental Arts

Pearl Dental Arts

Dr. Abid Paghdiwala has been perfecting the art of dentistry since 1981 and has helped many patients achieve healthier, better-looking smiles through personalized, gentle, and state-of-the-art care. He is a member of various notable organizations, including: 

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association

To schedule a consultation at our office in Levittown call us at 215-949-8000 or request an appointment online.

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