Dentures provide an excellent solution for missing teeth and are the first preference of most people who have lost several or all of their teeth. Regrettably, for a significant number of people, the experience of wearing dentures is not as good as they had hoped it might be. Most denture users will tell you that the main problem they face with dentures is that they will slip and slide around inside the mouth, making it challenging for them to communicate clearly and eat anything they want.
It needn’t be the case always. We use dental implants in our Eldridge Dental to help stabilize dentures and improve the quality of life for our patients. The patient will need to undergo a short course of oral surgery, during which 4-6 implants will be placed into the jawbone.
These are made from titanium which can merge biologically with the surrounding bone to form a permanent and solid foundation to support both the implants and the prosthetic.
Why should you choose Implant-Retained Dentures?
Implant-retained dentures should be something you should look into if you are one among the millions of Americans distressed from missing teeth. When dentures were your only remedy in the past to restore your smile and functionality, the latest advanced dental technology has brought you a more secure and reliable option. Dental implants are stated to have the highest success rate of any implantable surgical appliance. That capacity of implant-supported dentures to stay in place is the main reason for its success. Dental implants offer a way for the dentures to remain in place so you can go about your daily life with confidence.
What are some key benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures?
- Implant-retained dentures help improve speech and confidence.
- The irritation of gum tissues is reduced.
- The proper chewing, improved digestion, and nutritional absorption are enhanced.
- It helps eliminate the need for denture adhesives and their associated costs.
- They are inserted in a minimally invasive procedure.
What are the steps involved in Implant-Retained Dentures?
The placement of an implant-retained denture involves multiple steps, but their results last for several years. The first phase of the treatment is performed under local anesthesia in a minimally invasive procedure lasting for an hour. The whole procedure can be explained to you in detail during your consultation. Titanium implants are surgically inserted in the jaw, and your existing denture is adjusted to rest securely over the implants during the healing phase. Some patients may experience slight uneasiness from the procedure. If required, pain medication can be prescribed to reduce any pain you experience, and a modified diet needs to be taken during the initial healing phase.
The second phase of implant treatment begins after the implants have healed. Once the implants have successfully healed, posts are connected to the implants, and your denture is adapted to clutch onto the abutments. This enables the denture to be both secure and also removable for quick cleaning. Implant-supported dentures provide much more stability than regular dentures and provide you with the comfort of mind that they won’t become loose or fall out of your mouth.
Why should you choose us for Implant Retained Dentures?
Deciding to receive implant-supported dentures should be done in consultation with a medical practitioner who can help you determine whether this procedure is correct for you. We can also talk through issues that may be of concern to you. Some health conditions can stop you from undergoing the treatment. Whatever be your concerns, we are here to help you in the process.
Call us at Eldridge Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about Implant Retained Dentures