At Hopkins Dental Clinic, we want to help our patients who are missing teeth or wear traditional dentures achieve a healthy, functional and beautiful smile that will last them in the long-term. Implant supported dentures are our effective solution to the common concerns patients have with tooth loss and traditional dentures. While over 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth (edentulous), many choose to restore functionality to their mouth by investing in dentures. However, dentures can cause many problems or annoyances for those who wear them, including slipping at inopportune moments, a weak bite, irritation to the gums and even jaw bone loss. Our implant supported dentures solve these problems by combining both the benefits of dental implants and dentures. Implant supported dentures provides you with a solution that is more stable, comfortable and healthy for you.
Implant supported dentures are ideal for patients who currently wear dentures and want a solution to their common ailments or for those who are seeking to replace their lost or failing teeth. The implant supported denture process involves placing two or more dental implants into strategic areas of your jaw that have the most bone to support the implant post. This dental implant will act as a tooth root to stimulate bone growth and also as a secure anchor to hold a denture prosthesis. We will then retrofit your existing denture, or create a new one, that can attach to these dental implants. With implant supported dentures, you will be able to chew, bite, speak and laugh without worry and the denture rests comfortably on your new implants, not on your gums.
A common problem we see are patients who come in with a bridge, but could benefit from dental implants or a partial implant supported denture. While bridges restore the appearance and some function to an area of your jaw missing teeth, we are able to achieve a stronger, more secure and also healthier result by placing dental implants in your jaw. Dental implants can support a bridge or a partial implant supported denture while also simulating the jaw bone for improved oral health. One of the biggest benefits to this is that implant supported dentures and bridges can last you for a lifetime with proper care as compared to traditional dentures or bridges which often need to be replaced or altered after several years.
At Hopkins Dental Clinic, we believe in being patient focused and provide accurate, safe treatment plans with the help of advanced technologies.
Through the use of our CareStream 8200 cone beam CT scanner, we can capture detailed and precise images of your jaw and the structures within it before beginning the implant supported denture process. This allows us to more accurately plan where each dental implant will be placed for the most successful result. We also use computer-generated surgical guides, which guide our doctors to the exact surgery location, removing any guesswork there might be. This allows surgery to be more predictable and provide you with the best results possible. Many of our patients tell us of how their daily life has improved after choosing implant supported dentures in Shawnee, OK, to secure their denture or bridge and we want to help you be one of these many happy patients.