Implant-Supported Dentures: A Complete Smile Transformation

Are you tired of struggling with loose or uncomfortable dentures? Implant-supported dentures could be the solution you've been searching for. This innovative dental procedure combines the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures, offering a secure and natural-looking smile. At Trent Kirkwood DDS in Greenfield, IN, we are committed to helping our patients regain their confidence and oral health. Dr. Trent Kirkwood and Dr. Brian Kirkwood, our experienced dental experts, specialize in implant-supported dentures to give you a comfortable, functional, and beautiful smile. Let's explore this life-changing dental service in detail.

Who is a suitable candidate for implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice for individuals who have lost most or all of their natural teeth. They are particularly beneficial for those who struggle with traditional removable dentures that may slip, cause discomfort, or limit their ability to eat and speak comfortably. If you have adequate jawbone density and are in good overall health, you are likely a suitable candidate for implant-supported dentures. To determine your eligibility, schedule a consultation with our dental experts at Trent Kirkwood DDS.

How do dental implants work to secure dentures in place?

Dental implants serve as sturdy anchors for your dentures. During the procedure, small titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over time. This integration creates a stable foundation for your dentures. The dentures are custom-designed to attach securely to the implants, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. No more worries about dentures slipping or clicking!

What is the surgical process involved in getting implant-supported dentures?

Getting implant-supported dentures is a multi-step process that begins with a thorough evaluation of your oral health. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Trent Kirkwood and Dr. Brian Kirkwood, will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. The surgery itself involves the placement of dental implants into your jawbone. After a healing period, abutments are attached to the implants, and custom dentures are securely fastened to the abutments. Our team will guide you through every step of the procedure, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

How long does it take to fully recover from implant surgery for dentures?

Recovery time can vary from patient to patient, but most people experience some discomfort and swelling for a few days after implant surgery. Full recovery typically takes several months as the implants integrate with the jawbone. During this period, you'll be provided with temporary dentures to maintain your ability to eat and speak. Once the implants have fully fused with the bone, you'll receive your permanent, custom-made implant-supported dentures, providing you with a lifetime of comfort and confidence.

What is the typical cost range for implant-supported dentures?

The cost of implant-supported dentures varies depending on several factors, including the number of implants needed, the type of dentures chosen, and any additional procedures required. While implant-supported dentures may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional dentures, their long-term benefits often make them a cost-effective choice. At Trent Kirkwood DDS, we offer financing options to make this transformative treatment accessible to our patients.

Can implant-supported dentures be removed and cleaned like regular dentures?

Yes, one of the significant advantages of implant-supported dentures is their ease of maintenance. Unlike traditional dentures, which require daily removal for cleaning and adhesives, implant-supported dentures can be cared for much like natural teeth. Simply brush and floss regularly, and schedule regular check-ups with our dental team for professional cleanings and maintenance.

At Trent Kirkwood DDS, we are dedicated to enhancing your smile's appearance and functionality through implant-supported dentures. If you're ready to enjoy the benefits of a secure, natural-looking smile, contact us at 317-462-3456 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trent Kirkwood or Dr. Brian Kirkwood. Your journey to a confident and comfortable smile begins here in Greenfield, IN, serving surrounding locations including Fortville, IN, New Palestine, IN, Cumberland, IN, Wilkinson, IN, and Maxwell, IN. Say goodbye to denture woes and hello to a brighter, more confident you!