Implant-Retained Dentures – Medina, OH
Stabilize Your Dentures with Dental Implants
Are you tired of living with a slipping denture? Despite the latest innovations to improve their fit, dentures will always have their limitations. You don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. You can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile with implant-retained dentures. We can anchor your denture to your jawbone using dental implants, so you’ll never need to worry about any irritation again.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
A traditional denture is the most convenient solution to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. An acrylic base featuring prosthetic teeth rests on top of your gum tissue. It’s held in place using suction or an adhesive. This offers a convenient option to rebuild your smile; however, dentures will always have their disadvantages.
An implant-retained denture resolves the common complaints of the traditional method because they don’t rely on suction or an adhesive. Instead, 4 to 10 dental implants anchor your denture to your jawbone, allowing it to potentially remain in place forever with the right aftercare.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you’re unhappy with your denture, you might be a candidate for dental implants. Your implant dentist will need a consultation to ensure you have good oral and general health. We’ll also need to review a CT scan of your jaw to make sure it can support the implant posts. Based on the results of the examination, you may need additional procedures before moving forward with your placement surgery, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
The process of rebuilding your smile with dental implants will take several months. After healing from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled for your placement surgery. Sedation or anesthesia is used to ensure you’re comfortable as computer-guided technology is used to strategically place holes into your jaw. Titanium posts are inserted into them, and your gum tissue is sutured closed.
The posts serve as new roots, stimulating bone growth. Your jaw will fuse to the posts through a process called osseointegration. You’ll have a stable foundation to attach your denture to your posts using abutments. Your denture is carefully crafted to match your natural teeth to look real.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
A dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it mimics the entire structure of the tooth, including the root. This allows you to enjoy a variety of advantages not possible using a traditional option, such as:
- Over a 95% success rate for predictable and reliable results.
- Looks natural to give your self-esteem a boost.
- Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
- Preserves your jawbone to improve oral health.
- Supports facial tissues for a youthful appearance.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Should never need to be replaced.
- Long-term, cost-effective treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are ready to discover the security of dental implants for yourself, it’s time to contact our office to schedule your consultation. We’ll create the customized treatment plan you need to rebuild a beautiful smile.