Why should I choose implant-retained dentures?
If you’re suffering from extensive tooth loss and decay, there are many options to save your smile. Implant-retained dentures are one of the most durable, natural-looking, and sturdy options available today. Dental implants help anchor the dentures in place, preventing them from slipping or causing discomfort. Plus, they can help preserve your jaw bone, which reinforces your natural face shape and prevents premature aging. You can still remove your implant-retained denture for easy cleaning and maintenance. With proper care, implant-retained dentures can last for many years, making them a great long-term solution for tooth replacement.
Removable for Easy Cleaning
While the denture is firmly anchored in place by the implants, it can still be easily removed to clean. This is one of the advantages of implant-retained dentures over traditional dentures, which are held in place by suction or adhesives and can be more difficult to remove.
Because implant-retained dentures are anchored in place, they can improve your ability to chew and eat with ease. You'll be able to enjoy a wider variety of foods without worrying about your dentures slipping or causing discomfort.
Improves Jaw Health
Dental implants can help preserve the bone in your jaw, which can help prevent the jawbone from deteriorating over time. This can help maintain the shape of your face and prevent issues like premature aging.
No Guess-Work, More Comfort
With cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT technology, we give our patients peace of mind. This reliable technology ensures precise placement for increased patient comfort and better overall outcomes.
American Board of Oral Implantology Certified
Dr. Moses is a proud board-certified implantologist. Rest assured, your smile is in expert hands.
Dr. Moses is proud to hold a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This prestigious title is only awarded to the best of the best after rigorous training and credentialing.
Consultation and Assessment
The first step in the implant-retained denture treatment process is a consultation with a dental professional. During this consultation, the dentist will assess your dental health and determine if implant-retained dentures are the right option for you. They will also take x-rays and impressions of your mouth to create a personalized treatment plan.
Implant Placement & Osseointegration
The next step is to have the dental implants placed. This is usually done under local anesthesia and involves the dentist surgically placing the implants into the jawbone. After the implants are placed, there is a healing period of several months during which the implants fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Once the implants have fully healed and fused with the jawbone, the final step is to attach the denture to the implants. This usually involves a small metal bar or ball attachment, which allows the denture to snap onto the implants securely. Once the denture is attached, you can enjoy the benefits of having a stable and secure denture that won't slip or move around in your mouth. It's important to note that implant-retained denture treatment may require additional steps or variations depending on your individual case. Your dentist will be able to provide a more detailed treatment plan based on your specific needs.
Did you know?
Dental implants were invented by a Swedish dentist in the 1950’s.Source: The American Academy of Implant Dentistry