Implant Supported Dentures in Louisville, MS - W. Mark Donald, DMD Family Dentistry

What are Implant Retained Dentures?

Implant-Supported dentures involve a series of implants that are placed to hold the denture securely in your mouth. Many denture wearers complain that their appliances slip and fall out throughout the day, or the fit of the denture looks unnatural and is uncomfortable for them. In order to eliminate these problems, we can place several implants and make an overdenture that snaps into place over them. Your overdenture is a great way to restore your smile and get away from the creams, gels and adhesive strips that you've been using for years.

Why would Implant-Supported Dentures be needed?

It's not uncommon to have an ill-fitting denture, especially in the lower jaw. Weight gain, weight loss and bone loss over time can all have an impact on the way that your denture fits. If you're finding that you're constantly using strips and adhesive gels to keep your denture in place, it's time to look for a better alternative. Implant-supported dentures are ideal because the implants are long-lasting and very secure, helping to stabilize an otherwise loose denture.

Who is a candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

To determine if you're a candidate for implant-supported dentures, we'll examine your mouth and take a look at your existing dentures. This will give us an idea of whether or not you'd benefit from implants. Having a well-made denture is very important, so we may need to make a new one if your existing denture is inadequate. If you have bone loss or other medical conditions, these could have an impact on how well the implants heal. We will thoroughly review all aspects of your case to determine what is the best course of treatment for you.

What are Implant Retained Dentures?

What happens during the procedure to place Implant-Supported Dentures?

The first step is to provide you with sedation or anesthetic of your choosing. We will discuss these options during your consultation appointment. We then carefully make incisions through the gums and place the implants into the jawbone. The implants are then given time to heal. For most patients, this can take anywhere from two to six months depending on the nature of your case. The next step is to make an overdenture for you using impressions. This denture is removable, but it will snap securely in place over the new implants.

If you would like to learn more about implant-supported dentures, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.

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