Dental Implant 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. Dental Implant Dentures can also halt the atrophy of the jawbone, a natural reaction that occurs in the prolonged absence of a tooth root.
The first step in receiving implant-retained dentures involves creating a detailed surgical plan for placing the implants. During surgery, the doctor is creating an incision in the gums and Tiny pilot holes jawbone. Next, the threaded titanium posts are getting inserted into the holes. Finally, your gum tissue will be sutured closed, and temporary restorations are placed. The number of implants you need will depend on a few factors, including 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. The final denture will be removable or fixed.
Am I a Candidate?
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. To find out if you would be a good candidate you can give us a call today at 847-251-9000 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kohler. At your consultation, we will take a 3D CT Scan. This scan will help determine if you need implants and assist Dr. Kohler in creating your treatment plan.