Implant-Retained Dentures — Marietta, OH
Secure Your Smile with Dental Implants
Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, at least 35 million Americans are suffering from complete tooth loss. If you’re among those who don’t have any natural teeth left, you’ve probably tried a denture. Although several improvements have enhanced their fit and aesthetics, they’ll always have their limitations. Now, you can permanently eliminate slipping and irritation with implant-retained dentures. Dr. Lee is specially trained in implant dentistry to handle the strategic placement of your posts.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
A traditional denture consists of an acrylic base that’s custom fit to your mouth using an impression. It’s held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although they have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, they are more realistic than ever. Unfortunately, they will never feel completely natural.
As an alternative to traditional methods, you can stabilize your denture with dental implants. They are strategically placed into your jawbone to act as new tooth roots while also securing your denture to your bone. You’ll never need to worry about any slipping or irritation again while enjoying a solution that can last for a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If your traditional denture didn’t give you the results you wanted, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Lee performs a comprehensive examination and takes a CT scan to assess your dental health and structures. Generally, you’re a candidate if you have good oral and general health. You must also be committed to your oral hygiene and have minimal lifestyle factors that can lead to implant failure.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
Dr. Lee creates a customized treatment plan to rebuild your smile. It will consist of multiple stages that occur over the course of several months. After you’ve healed from any previous procedures, like tooth extractions or bone grafting, you’re scheduled for your placement surgery.
Sedation or anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort as your oral surgeon opens your gum tissue to expose your bone. Small holes are drilled into pre-determined locations to insert the posts. Your gum tissue is sutured closed, and the healing process begins.
Over the next several months, your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. After your jawbone is healed special fixtures called abutments are placed on the posts to connect your restoration.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Implant-retained dentures offer exceptional benefits that aren’t possible using the traditional method because of the posts acting as new roots. Overall, you’ll enjoy:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks natural.
- Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Eliminates slipping and irritation.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Can last for several decades.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you’re ready to enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you, it’s time to schedule your consultation with your implant dentist, Dr. Lee. Restore your smile with dental implants today!