Achieve A Fully Functioning Smile
Are your teeth holding you back from eating your favorite foods or participating in social events? If you have traditional dentures or are simply suffering from missing teeth, you know the limitations they have on your life. Implant-supported dentures will give you the freedom and stability you need.
What Are Implant-supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a secure alternative to traditional dentures. They’re attached to your jaw with dental implants to ensure they’re stable and won’t become loose. Dental implant fixtures are made of titanium and serve as a strong base of support. Your natural-looking restorations will consist of acrylic gums and ceramic crowns or teeth.
Receiving implant-supported dentures will improve your chewing and speaking abilities. They’ll also eliminate any pain or discomfort that ill-fitting dentures might’ve caused you.
The Process of Receiving Your New Restorations
The first step to achieving your new smile is meeting with Dr. Chow for a no-obligation consultation. She’ll discuss all your options with you to make sure implant-supported dentures are right for you.
During this time, digital images will be taken of your jaw to ensure your restorations will fit properly. You can either choose to have your current dentures attached or receive new ones if necessary.
Your implant-supported dentures will be placed in two separate procedures. During the first appointment, Dr. Chow will place multiple implant fixtures into your jaw. It’s crucial that your jaw heals around the posts before your dentures are attached. The healing process can take up to six months.
Once your implants are completely healed, you’ll come back to our office = for your final restoration. Your dentures will be attached using one of the following methods:
- Bar retained — a thin, metal bar will be attached to your implants, and your dentures will be secured to this.
- Ball retained — separate attachments are attached to each implant, and each one fits into your dentures.
Are You a Candidate?
If you’re looking to gain a beautiful, strong smile, you may be a candidate for implant-supported dentures. They’ll allow you to eat whatever you want without fear of your dentures coming loose or falling out. Since they look and feel like regular teeth, your confidence will be boosted as well.
These restorations are perfect for people who are looking for a more affordable solution to dental implants. They’re secured to your jaw with sturdy fixtures, but can also be removed for easy cleaning.
Whether you already have dentures and want to improve them, or are looking for a solution to missing teeth, implant-supported dentures will give you a sense of pride in your smile.
Contact Our Office in Thunderbay, ON
At Oasis Family Dental, we believe that each patient deserves a beautiful smile and we want to help you achieve it. Contact us at (807) 700-1383 or fill out our contact form to learn more about implant-supported dentures and our other implant solutions.