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Implant Dentures — Falls Church, VA

Make Your New Smile Really Stick

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If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you’re far from the only one. It’s an incredibly common condition, and while modern dentures fit incredibly well, many of the people in this situation aren’t quite satisfied with what this prosthetic can do for them.

For those interested in a more stable fit, implant dentures can offer you the staying power of dental implants with the coverage of dentures. If you’re near Falls Church, give us a call here at Purple Plum Dentistry and we’ll be happy to talk to you about what this kind of restoration is capable of.

Why Choose Purple Plum Dentistry for Implant Dentures?

  • Dental implants Placed by Our In-house Periodontist
  • Prosthetics Made from High-Quality Materials
  • Comfortable Office and Friendly Dental Staff

What Are Implant Dentures?

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Implant dentures combine prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants) with a denture to provide a secure, lifelike smile. Unlike traditional dentures, these are anchored into the jawbone, offering superior comfort and functionality. Your dentist may recommend either fixed or removable implant dentures based on your needs and preferences.

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Fixed implant dentures are securely anchored by four to six dental implants, providing a permanent solution that feels natural. Patients appreciate the stability and convenience, although they require adequate jawbone density in order to support the dental implants.

Removable Implant Dentures

Removable implant dentures, also known as "Snap-On dentures," offer stability with the option for removal. They typically require fewer implants and allow for daily cleaning, offering flexibility to patients.

The Implant Denture Procedure

Model of an implant denture

The implant denture procedure involves several stages, beginning with the consultation. Once we decide that dental implants are the correct procedure for you, we’ll conduct the surgery that will put the implants in place. Once you’ve healed from this process and the implants have fused with the jawbone, the abutments will be placed and your final restoration will be delivered. Although it's a longer process than traditional dentures, the benefits are substantial. We also have an in-house periodontist to put the dental implants in place, meaning that you can expect our help throughout the entire dental implant procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

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Most healthy adults frustrated with traditional dentures can consider implant dentures. During a consultation, we assess your health and goals to determine candidacy. Good health and adequate jawbone density are essential, although bone grafts are an option for those lacking density. If you think that your oral health isn’t sufficient to make implant dentures possible, we’ll talk to you about what kind of preliminary procedures you might need.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Implant dentures offer numerous benefits, including improved stability, comfort, and chewing ability. They prevent bone loss and facial collapse, enhancing facial aesthetics. Additionally, they eliminate denture movement and the need for adhesives, improving confidence and quality of life. Though requiring more investment upfront, the long-term advantages make implant dentures a worthwhile choice.

If you’re interested in learning more about what this treatment can do for you, give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk to you.