Pressing Questions: Implant Dentures And Implant Posts

Choosing to replace an arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture is something that will be met with our approval, a lot of benefits, and the promise of a future with a smile that continues to provide you with the beauty and support you deserve! While all sounds well and good upon presentation, you may wonder what’s really going on when it comes to the nuts and bolts (or the actual dental implants and empty sockets, to be exact) of this treatment. Responses to common questions about the way implants support a full denture should give you the behind-the-scenes info you’d really like to have!

Questions and Answers

Question: Is it true that to support an implant-supported denture, I’m only going to need around four to eight posts, depending on my particular needs, rather than a dental implant post in every tooth opening?

Answer: It’s true. You don’t need one implant per socket. This is often one of the benefits of selecting dentures over a single implant and crown for each tooth.

Question: Why don’t I need a dental implant per tooth when I’m receiving implant-supported dentures? Won’t this place too much pressure on the implants that are there?

Answer: The denture itself is crafted in such a way that it can distribute the pressure from eating and speaking. In addition, posts are extremely strong. As a result, the device is fully supported by the amount of implants we strategically select.

Question: Will my jaw still enjoy the benefit of reestablished stimulation, even if I’m only receiving a handful of dental implants, rather than one implant per missing tooth? Or, will this not do much for protecting my jawbone if I receive implant-supported dentures?

Answer: Dentures with implant support provide your jaw with necessary stimulation!

See Our Team For Implant Solutions

Learn more about the very best approach to selecting dental implants for your smile. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.