Are you tired of having dentures slide around in your mouth as you eat, speak, and smile? A well-fitted set of dentures should stay securely in your mouth, but it may still have some looseness that compromises its stability. If you want a set of dentures that will stay firmly in your smile, then visit Dean Doles Family Dentistry for implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are a combination of overdentures and dental implants. Your traditional dental implant consists of a titanium post that is placed in the jaw bone, acting like a tooth root. This is topped with an abutment post, and finally a crown in order to restore a missing tooth. The principle is the same with implanted-supported dentures, but in this case, an overdenture is snapped over 2-5 implants to restore all of your missing teeth.
We will begin this procedure by examining your gum and bone health in order to determine if they are strong enough to support the implants. We will usually place the implants near the front of the mouth since there is more bone structure there. Placing the implants in just the lower jaw is also common since dentures have more problems in this area. After placing the implants, we will give your jaw bone several months to growth and fasten to them. After this time, we can make overdentures designed to snap over the implants and restore your smile.