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Implant-Retained Dentures – Gainesville, VA

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

older woman hand on chin thinkingLife without a full set of teeth isn’t always pleasant. Sometimes, it’s downright tough, especially when it comes to attempting to eat certain foods and speak clearly. Dr. Do understands how challenging this can be; thus, she helps patients regain a sense of normalcy by placing implant-retained dentures. To learn how the process works and to get on the road to being fully restored with a beautiful new smile, contact our Gainesville office today to schedule an initial examination!

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Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

The implant-retained denture procedure has a 95% success rate, and part of the reason for this is the detailed and tedious approach that is taken leading up to the procedure. Here are some of the factors Dr. Do will take into consideration before any work commences:

  • The current condition of your oral health
  • How much healthy jawbone mass you have
  • The number of teeth you have missing
  • The condition of your total wellness

Another determinant of whether implant-retained dentures are right for you is the type of restoration you desire. If you want the best form of tooth replacement the dental world has to offer, that provides both visual and functional advantages, then this is the perfect route for you to take!

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The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

The process of placing implant-retained dentures starts with Dr. Do strategically inserting titanium posts into your jawbone that mimic the natural function of your missing roots. By placing the implants where the maximum support is provided, the least number of fixtures can be utilized to ensure you don’t have to endure any unnecessary trauma.

Over the next three-to-six months after the implant is placed, your jawbone and gums will heal, and an amazing process will take place called osseointegration, which is the fusing of new bone cells with each implant. Later, titanium abutments are added to the implants that act as anchors for the dentures to be snapped into place, which means no shifting or embarrassing spills.

The Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

The implant-retained denture method of tooth replacement provides the best of both worlds. The pink resin material used to create the base of your dentures is designed to blend perfectly with your existing gums, and resting atop them are porcelain teeth that are remarkably similar to your existing ivories in color, texture and hardness; thus, they restore up to 70% of your original chewing capacity.

Then, the strategically-placed dental implants provide a level of security that a traditional set of dentures can’t match. Here are some specific benefits you can expect from your implant-retained dentures:

  • No slipping or irritation
  • The prevention of bone loss
  • A more youthful and vibrant look
  • Easy maintenance and care
  • Long-lasting with proper care

A set of implant-retained dentures will do more than just replace your missing teeth. Instead, they will leave you looking and feeling like a brand-new person. It all starts by contacting D Smile Family Dentistry today!