Experts in Implant dentures
Apple Denture & Implant Solutions denture clinic are experts in the design, fabrication, insertion and adjustment of removable and fixed Implant dentures in Scarborough and Port Hope. Thanks to advancements in dental diagnostics and implant dentistry, dentures that are supported by dental implants are now a reality. Say goodbye to “your grandma’s denture” that swims in a cup at night. Now you can enjoy a very stable and good-looking multiple teeth replacement option that allows you to bite and chew the food you love. Implants have the highest success rate (99%) amongst any other dental treatment. It is considered minor surgery, is painless and done under local anesthetic, usually in less than an hour. With great care, Implant dentures will last you a lifetime.
Dentures do not move, thus you can forget about the pain caused by them! Foods that you have been struggling to chew are now easy and enjoyable to eat! Contrary to popular belief, placement of implants in the gum is painless! Forget about those persistent sore spots on your gums. Now you don’t have to worry about the denture slipping or moving during meals.
Now you can eat what you like, not only what you can! Smiling, talking, dancing, singing, laughing – all that without your dentures moving around! How great is that?! Nasty denture adhesives? It’s a thing of the past! Call us for a complimentary consultation today.
Types of Implant dentures
Teeth In a Day (All-on-4)
You come in with your damaged natural teeth and leave with a set of permanent teeth that you can use right away (with a series of precautions). In a nutshell: The temporary bridge is made before the extractions of your natural teeth. On the day of surgery compromised teeth are removed, 4-6 implants are placed in your jawbone and the full arch of teeth is secured to the implants.
What You Need To Know About Teeth in a Day
You will arrive to our office for the complimentary consultation, get your mouth assessed and options explained. We collaborate with various oral surgeons in the area to run diagnostic procedures and scans of your jawbone to assess how many implants will be necessary for the rehabilitation of your jaw. You will have an in-depth consultation with the oral surgeon that will explain all of the aspects of the surgical procedure.
On the day of the surgery you will arrive at the office, get anaesthesia administered (local or general) and surgery will be performed (extractions and implant placement). After the surgery is finished (typically 2 hours for 1 arch) the provisional prosthesis (temporary bridge) will be secured to the implants that have been placed (another 2-3 hours). That’s it. Leave your appointment with the new teeth.
Several follow-up appointments will be scheduled with the surgeon to make sure that the healing is going well along with the follow-up at our clinic to make sure that the prosthesis is functioning well. Six months after the surgery, you will come back to our office to replace the temporary bridge with the final (permanent) one. At that time we will assess the current prosthesis and will make any esthetical/functional changes necessary so your teeth will look and function like your natural teeth.
Fixed Implant dentures
Fixed Implant dentures vs All-on-4/Teeth-In-a-Day
The main difference between All-on-4 and the regular Fixed Implant dentures is that the All-on-4 procedure requires extractions of your teeth and placement of implants on the same day where fixed implant denture(s) is usually done gradually, in several stages. Teeth need to be removed, your bone needs to heal, implants need to be placed and once they integrate with your bone, the permanent denture can be made. During the healing process you will be wearing a temporary denture to replace your teeth and allow your oral tissues to heal.
Fixed Implant dentures usually require placement of a minimum of 4 dental implants. This prosthetic solution stimulates and maintains the bone, restores the esthetics, chewing function and self-esteem. You will not need to remove it and will brush it like you would clean your natural teeth. It is the best fixed dental solution available to permanently restore all of the missing teeth.
Bar Retained Implant dentures
Removable Implant dentures
Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are opting for what is called full mouth dental implant restoration. This involves the placement of several dental implants in your jawbone and creating removable or non-removable bridges to replace all of your missing teeth. This is as close as it gets to healthy, natural dentition. In order to restore all of the missing teeth in one arch, a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 6 implants are usually necessary. Contrary to common belief, you do not need to place an implant for each tooth that is missing.
A properly placed, integrated and maintained dental implant will last a lifetime! Implants have the highest success rate amongst any other dental treatment, such as crowns, root canals, etc. To install dental implants usually takes less than an hour. It is considered minor surgery, is painless and done under local anesthetic. Once dental implants have integrated with your jawbone, we will create your implant denture.
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Implant Supported Denture FAQ
Can you sleep with implant supported dentures?
Implant supported dentures should be removed and cleaned daily if you want them to last as long as possible. You should also remove them and soak in denture cleaning solution daily to get rid of any bacteria that may have found its way under the dentures. You shouldn’t leave your implant supported dentures in your mouth while you sleep unless your dentist or denturist says it is safe to do so.
When can I wear dentures after implant surgery?
During the healing process after implant surgery, which usually lasts between 3 to 6 months, the implant posts will remain covered. During this time, you will be given a modified or temporary denture to use. Once the healing process has finished, your final dentures that will be attached to the implants will be provided to you.
How do you care for implant supported dentures?
Your dentures need to be carefully cleaned every day. You will need to remove dentures, carefully brush them with a denture brush and a non-abrasive denture cleanser and soak them in the cleaning solution. You will also need to clean the areas around the implant posts and your gums daily. Following these denture care guidelines will help prolong the life of the dentures and keep your smile straight and bright.
What foods or drinks should I avoid after dental implant surgery?
During the healing process after dental implant surgery, it is important to avoid the following kinds of foods and drinks:
- Sugary or acidic foods and drinks like soft drinks, candy, citrus fruits or tomatoes.
- Crunchy foods like chips, cookies, nuts and hard fruits.
- Sticky or chewy foods like gum, raisins, or peanut butter.
- Extremely hot or cold foods and drinks.
- Spicy foods.
- Alcoholic drinks.
These foods can lead to complications with your implants including infections, gum inflammation, or can move the implant posts causing them to not fuse to the jawbone properly and not function as intended.
How often should dental implants be replaced?
Dental implants are made to last a long time. A dental implant can last anywhere from 20 to 25 years if properly cared for. Having them inspected by your dentist or denturist every few years is a good idea to make sure the implants are in working order.