What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

implant supported dentures_3Dentures have long been a solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring lost oral function. However, traditional dentures often entail messy adhesives, can irritate the gum line, and may cause a feeling of “slippage” that impairs your ability to speak, eat, and drink with ease. Implant supported dentures are an innovative restorative dentistry procedure at Upper East Side Dental Arts that is changing the way our patients think of dentures.

The key to the increased stability and comfort offered by this denture replacement option is dental implants. By strategically placing a select number of dental implants along the gum line, your anchored denture can be securely fastened into place for a precise, comfortable fit. In addition to eliminating the need for adhesives or pastes of any kind, implant supported dentures can also offer a superior look and natural feel compared to traditional dentures.

All-on-4® and All-on-6® dentures take the benefits of implant supported dentures even further. These revolutionary anchored dentures also use dental implants to secure your new set of teeth into place, but the procedure can be performed during a single office visit. In addition, since the posterior implants are set at an angle to optimize bone-to-implant contact, patients with minimal jawbone density who may not be ideal candidates for a full set of dental implants or implant supported dentures may be candidates for All-on-4® and All-on-6® dentures.

During the consultation process, your dentist can review your medical history, perform an oral exam, and help determine which denture replacement approach might best achieve your goals. For more information about implant supported dentures, All-on-4®, or All-on-6® anchored dentures, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Konstantine Trichas now practices dentistry in The Tristate Area. He graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and completed a General Practice Residency at Muhlenberg Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Dr. Trichas received his Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry, and completed Advanced Educational Training with The Hornbrook Group. As a top Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Trichas is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and takes full advantage of the latest technology and techniques available to diagnose and educate his patients.