If you have lost all your natural teeth, traditional dentures are the go-to solution to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. Over the years, several new innovations have improved their fit, function, and aesthetics; however, they will never truly mimic your real teeth. What if you could enjoy a treatment that closely looks and feels natural? Now you can with dental implants in Evergreen. You will never need to worry about slipping or irritation again with an implant-retained denture.
A conventional denture is held in place using suction or an adhesive. While there have been improvements to enhance their fit to minimize slipping, you will still experience some degree of irritation and a limited biting force.
If you have lost all your teeth on the top or bottom arch, you may be a candidate for implant-retained dentures. If you are ready to secure your denture with dental implants, your first step is to schedule a consultation.
After your initial consultation and any additional treatments are complete, you are scheduled for your implant placement surgery. While under sedation or anesthesia, your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone. A specific number of implant posts are placed into your jaw to support the denture. Depending on the treatment you are using, you may be fitted with a temporary denture the same day or your gum tissue will be sutured closed.
Over the next several months, your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. After adequate healing has occurred, an impression of your mouth is used to craft your custom-made denture. It is made from high-quality material for durability while also designed to look natural.
Dental implants mimic the roots of your teeth. As a result, you will enjoy several benefits that are not achievable using a traditional denture, such as:
If you are ready to enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you, schedule a consultation with your dentist in Evergreen today. We look forward to restoring a beautiful, functional smile.