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Abington Family Dental Care

Implant Dentures — Abington, MA

The Best Form of Full-Arch Tooth Replacement

Senior woman, happy with her implant dentures in Abington

If you have lost all or most of your teeth, you may be all too familiar with the challenges that come with missing dentition For example, it might be difficult to eat a robust diet, and you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Traditional dentures can address such issues, but they come with their own set of inconveniences. That is why we often recommend implant dentures in Abington instead. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Why Choose Abington Family Dental Care for Implant Dentures?

What Are Implant Dentures?

Illustration of denture for lower arch, supported by six implants

Implant dentures are secured in the mouth via prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants). They are much more secure and long-lasting than traditional dentures, which are held in place via natural suction or a mild adhesive.

Depending on your circumstances, we may recommend one of the following types of implant dentures:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

These are permanently attached to the implants that support them via small connector pieces called abutments. They are only removed at dental appointments, so patients can treat them in almost the same way they would treat natural teeth. It usually takes 4 – 6 implants to secure a fixed implant denture in place.

Removable Implant Dentures

Removable implant dentures, sometimes called overdentures, are easy for patients to take out on their own. They are held in place via ball socket attachments or a bar. It usually requires 2 – 5 implants to keep an overdenture in place.

The Implant Denture Procedure

Implant denture resting on model of jawbone in dental lab

The implant denture procedure varies from patient to patient. It usually goes like this:

From beginning to end, the entire process may require several months or longer, but the investment of time is well worth it for most patients.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Patient at consultation to determine candidacy for implant dentures

Most adults who have suffered extensive tooth loss are candidates for implant dentures, either right away or after preliminary treatment. Some common traits of candidates include:

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Beautiful senior woman enjoying benefits of implant dentures

Some of the most outstanding benefits of implant dentures include:

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