At Prestipino Dental Group, we provide all dental implant services under one roof, including implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are best for patients missing a full arch of teeth. This type of denture does not require messy adhesives and does not slip around in the mouth, unlike traditional dentures. Bethesda, Maryland implant dentist Dr. Vincent Prestipino will more often suggest implant-supported dentures over traditional removable dentures because they offer extra benefits to patients. Learn more about the benefits of implant-secured dentures below:
Dr. Prestipino has experience in helping many patients replace missing teeth with implant-supported dentures. With implant-supported dentures, patients have the following benefits:
- Longer lasting restoration
- More stability
- No denture slippage
- No dietary restrictions
- Better ability to enunciate
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Prevention of bone loss and facial sagging
Dental implants hold the dentures firmly in place, allowing you to speak and eat confidently and without worrying about denture slippage. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures rarely require adjustment. Implants prevent bone loss in your jaw, so they will not need to be worked on as frequently.
The ideal dental implant candidate has enough jaw bone tissue for the implant post. If you do not have sufficient tissue, we can provide bone grafting services. Patients who have gum disease or gingivitis will also need periodontal therapy prior to implant treatment.
Before & Afters: Real Patients, Real Results
Implant-supported dentures require a healing time after the titanium posts are inserted into the bone tissue. This time allows the post and the tissue to fuse together ensuring long-term support. This process is called osseointegration and can take three to six months to complete.
After your dentures are complete, be sure to brush and floss between your implants. We also recommend regular dental visits so that Dr. Prestipino can examine them and ensure that they are functioning properly. These regular visits are also essential to catching dental problems early on.
Schedule a Consultation
We serve patients in Montgomery County, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, and Bethesda, Maryland. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentists for restorative care, call 301-276-0219 or request an appointment on our website.