Implant Supported Dentures
For patients with many missing teeth, a variation of dental implants may be the best remedy to repair their smile. Implant-supported dentures allow patients to permanently place a denture on four dental implants – which is why they are sometimes called all-on-4 dental implants. At Geelan Dental Care, we can offer implant supported dentures at our downtown Portland dental practice.
“Implant-supported dentures give patients who have many missing teeth, or even patients who have only a few real teeth left, a new chance to regain their smile and lifestyle,” explains Portland implant dentist, Dr. Geelan. “The procedure firstly requires complete extraction of all the top and or bottom teeth, which is why this option is specific to patients who have lost many teeth already. We then place four dental implants. After ensuring that these dental implants are safely secured, which takes some time after placement, we mount a permanent denture to the posts. After the denture is mounted, patients can eat virtually anything – even taking a deep bite into an apple, without fear of the denture(s) coming lose. It really is a life-changing procedure.” Patients must meet certain requirements, e.g. adequate jawbone density, to be candidates for implant-supported dentures.