Dental Implant Dentures
Implant-supported dentures can eliminate the problems that may come with traditional dentures (such as slippage and regular relining) while also providing an incredibly natural look and feel and excellent durability. Implanted dentures can also halt the atrophy of the jawbone, a natural reaction that occurs in the prolonged absence of a tooth root.
The Dental-Implant Dentures Procedure
The first step in receiving implant-retained dentures involves creating a detailed surgical plan for placing the implants. During surgery, an incision is created in the gums, and tiny pilot holes are created in the jawbone. Next, the threaded titanium posts are inserted into the holes. Finally, your gum tissue will be sutured closed, and temporary restorations will be placed. The number of dental implants you need will depend on a few factors, including the the health of your jawbone and the type of denture you choose.
Over the next three to six months, your implants will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. After this process is complete, you will return to our office so Dr. Kohler can connect special abutments to the implants and attach your permanent dentures. These restorations can be fixed or removable.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implant Dentures?
Traditional dentures vs. implant-supported dentures is an important and personal decision—one that is best made in collaboration with a skilled dentist like Dr. Kohler. He will work closely with you, considering factors such as lifestyle, cost and aesthetic goals in order to recommend the denture option that will provide you with lasting satisfaction.
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