Implant Denture

About Implant Dentures

 An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is  supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the  gums, and is not supported by implants. 

An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have  any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support  implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap  onto attachments on the implants. 

Implant-supported dentures usually are made for the lower jaw  because regular dentures tend to be less stable there. Usually, a  regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own and  doesn't need the extra support offered by implants. However, you can  receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw. 

Implant Denture Procedure

 The implant denture usually are placed in the jawbone at the front of your  mouth because there tends to be more bone in the front of the jaw than  in the back. This usually is true even if teeth have been missing for  some time. Once you lose teeth, you begin to lose bone in the area.  Also, the front jaw doesn't have many nerves or other structures that  could interfere with the placement of implants. 

The time frame to complete the implant depends on many factors.  The shortest time frame is about five months in the lower jaw and seven  months in the upper jaw. This includes surgeries and the placement of  the denture. However, the process can last a year or more, especially if  you need bone grafting or other preliminary procedures. 

Two surgeries usually are needed. The first one places the  implants in the jawbone under your gums. The second surgery exposes the  tops of the implants. The second procedure comes three to six months  after the first. 

A one-stage procedure is now used sometimes. In this procedure,  your dentist can place the implants and the supporting bar in one step.  The success rate of this procedure is high. Dr Monika Kumar experience dentist in frisco, has been placing implants denture in affordable price.


Implant Surgery Instructions

Following dental implant surgery, patients must take detailed care of the area surrounding their new implant.  For the first month the dental implant is still integrating with the bone and tissues so the patient’s care routine will be slightly more involved during this initial period.  Above all, do not disturb the wound in the initial days that follow surgery.  Avoid rinsing, spitting, and touching the mouth for 24 hours after surgery to avoid contaminating or irritating the surgical site.  After dental implant surgery it’s important to follow these care instructions:

  • Antibiotics – Patients should take all prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection at the surgical site.  Twenty-four hours after the surgery, patients should begin using the prescribed oral rinse twice daily alongside a warm      saltwater rinse 4-5 times daily (preferably after every meal/snack).
  • Bleeding - Blood in the patients’ saliva is normal during the first 24 hours following surgery.  We suggest biting on gauze pads to help control and lessen blood flow.  Gently bite down on the gauze pad and try to  maintain constant pressure, repeating as often as needed, or until bleeding      lessens.
  • Dealing with pain – Shortly after your dental implant surgery the anesthetic will wear  off.  You should begin taking pain medication before this happens.      Any over-the-counter pain medication can be taken (e.g., Tylenol®,      Aleve®, ibuprofen, etc.).
  • Diet - We recommend an initial diet of soft foods, but patients can resume a  normal diet as soon as they feel capable of doing so. Stay hydrated. It is  critical that you are drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Hygiene – In order for the dental implants to heal properly, the surgical site must      be kept clean. Continue to brush your teeth as you normally would, but      avoid any sutures and do not brush the implant. The antibiotic and      saltwater rinses will disinfect the implant itself.
  • Swelling –After dental implant surgery some amount of swelling is to be expected. To help minimize swelling, try to keep your head elevated and lower your activity level as much as possible. Use ice packs for the first 48 hours and apply continuously, or as frequently as possible to minimize facial      swelling.
  • Wearing your prosthesis or night guard – Partial dentures, flippers, full dentures, retainers, or night guards should not be used for at least 10 days following surgery. If there are any special circumstances, our practice will discuss those with you during your pre-operative consultation.
  • Smoking – Smoking after dental implant surgery has an increased risk of infection which also increases the risk of dental implants failing to integrate. We      recommend that patients do not smoke for a minimum of 2 weeks after dental implant surgery.

What does recovery involve?

While each patient’s case is different, recovery after dental implant surgery happens in a series of phases. With your new dental implants, maintaining proper oral hygiene should be your primary focus. In order for the implant to properly fuse with the jawbone, it must remain clean. Also keep in mind that when properly cared for, a dental implant can serve its owner for life.

When maintaining proper hygiene, oral discomfort should gradually lessen. Swelling, bruising, and minor bleeding may still occur. If any pain does continue, feel free to continue using the pain medications.

Healing time differs depending on whether a patient receives immediate crown placement, or waits for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. Your recovery timeframe will depend on your individual case and treatment plan; follow-up appointments will be scheduled accordingly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

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$500 off and free consult to evaluate the best option for you with free estimate. includes Exam & X ray. 


Our Dentist

Dr. Kumar has placed hundreds of implants, has been also Member of International Congress of Oral Dental Implantologist, American Academy of implant Dentistry and American General dentistry.  She has been committed to life time learning and pursuing fellowship in implant dentistry.

Q. What is the advantage of implant VS partial denture.

A. Implants has almost same bite strength after 6 months of placement compare to partial denture only 20% of bite strength.

Q. How long Implants may last.

A. In good oral hygiene the implant may last for life time. 


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Our Dentist

 Dr.  Kumar has placed hundreds of implants, has been also Member of  International Congress of Oral Dental Implantologist, American Academy  of implant Dentistry and American General dentistry.  She has been  committed to life time learning and pursuing fellowship in implant  dentistry. 

FAQs

 

Q. What is the advantage of implant VS partial denture.

A. Implants has almost same bite strength after 6 months of placement compare to partial denture only 20% of bite strength.

Q. How long Implants may last.

A. In good oral hygiene the implant may last for life time. 

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