There is no question that dentures are preferable to a toothless mouth, but they are not issue free. An increasingly popular alternative is state-of-the-art implant dentures from the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexadnria.
Traditional dentures can make it difficult to chew and taste food. It’s embarrassing to talk when they are slipping around in your mouth and laughing can dislodge them entirely. They can even make it hard to breathe – and it doesn’t get more basic than that.
Even if you have had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for implant dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, building a substantial base for an over denture.
Here is the process:
1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, we will take x-rays and assess your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will assess options with you and together you will design a treatment plan.
2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how speedy and easy the procedure is.
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. Amazingly, in the vast majority of cases, the jawbone tightly fuses with the implant to design an extremely durable foundation for the final restoration. It takes from three to six months for your jawbone to work its extraordinary magic.
4. Final Restoration
The implant dentures are secured to the titanium posts. Dental implant restorations are virtually indistinguishable from initial teeth.
At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, we offer dental implants, including implant dentures. We also offer family dentistry, and many other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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