No one likes living with an incomplete smile. From impacting your self-esteem to limiting the foods you can eat, missing teeth affects your overall health. At Herman Family Dentistry, we have the solutions you need to complete your smile.
For patients missing a majority of their teeth, we offer implant-supported dentures. Unlike dentures, the traditional treatment for missing teeth, implant-supported dentures is a more stable and comfortable solution to tooth loss. They are secured in place with four to six dental implants and don’t require any adhesives.
Learn how Dr. Herman can restore your smile with implant-supported dentures and how they’ll benefit your oral health.
As one of the preferred restorative solutions for replacing teeth, patients will experience a variety of benefits when choosing implant-supported dentures, including:
After an initial consultation with Dr. Herman, we’ll begin your customized treatment by placing your dental implants. We’ll secure four to six implants into your jawbone where the natural bonding process will begin. We’ll then place your temporary denture set while you heal for the next three to six months. This allows a substantial amount of time for your implants to properly integrate with your jawbone.
Once you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to our Vincennes office for your last appointment. Dr. Herman will place the abutments, which help connect the dental implants to your customized denture piece. After we ensure a proper denture fit, we’ll permanently secure them into place. Now you’re ready to leave our office and show off that beautiful smile once again.
The best candidates for implant-supported dentures are typically patients missing a majority of their teeth. It’s also important that patients have adequate bone mass in their jaws to provide enough support for the dental implants to properly integrate with the jawbone. To determine if this is the right restorative treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Herman by calling (812)-882-1572.
It’s important that you take good care of your restoration. To properly care for your implant-supported dentures, make sure to follow any instructions given by Dr. Herman after your procedure. For a smooth recovery, we suggest following these guidelines:
Once you’ve fully recovered, your implant-supported dentures are easy to care for. You’ll brush and floss them just like your natural teeth, but be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Make sure to visit our Vincennes office once every six months for regular checkups and professional cleanings to keep your oral health in pristine condition.
Your dental implants will be permanent, but the dentures may need to be replaced due to wear and tear. Watch for these signs that you may need a replacement:
If any of these match what you’re experiencing, contact our Vincennes office immediately at (812) 882-1572 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Herman will inspect your dentures and determine if they can be fixed or if it’s time for a replacement.
Certain foods should be avoided to protect your restored smile. Although your dentures function like natural teeth, these foods can present issues:
Most insurance offers coverage for an implant-supported dentures procedure. However, we recommend talking to your insurance provider about your coverage details. At Herman Family Dentistry, we also offer financing options so you don’t have to delay your treatment. If you have any questions about your insurance policy, contact our Vincennes office at (812) 882-1572, and we’ll be more than happy to work with you.
At Herman Family Dentistry, we want our patients to feel good about their smiles and maintain excellent oral health. That’s why we offer implant-supported dentures for patients missing a majority of their teeth. Discover how this restorative solution can benefit you by calling our Vincennes office at (812)-882-1572 or you can fill out our online contact form.
Dr. Eric Herman
608 South Quail Run Road
Monday: 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 5PM
Friday: 9AM – 4PM