Implant-Retained Denture -- Burlington, MA
Giving Your Smile Complete Stability
Dental implants in Burlington provide unmatched stability and support for replacement teeth. If you have lost a significant number of pearly whites, you may feel like all hope is lost for your smile -- but implant dentistry can rescue it beautifully. An implant denture looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. Keep reading to learn more about how it works, and whether or not this solution is right for you. You deserve to enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful tooth replacement.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Dental implants are small posts that can be placed beneath the gum line to act as prosthetic tooth roots. When several teeth have been lost, an individual post is not required for each missing crown. Rather, Dr. Kostas can put together a strategic treatment plan to provide maximum stability for the denture using as few dental implants as possible.
An implant denture can be fixed or removable depending on your needs and preference. If yours is removable, you will take it out to brush and before you sleep at night. A fixed denture cannot be removed -- and should be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
Many adult patients who have lost teeth or who are on the brink of tooth extraction can benefit from dental implants. You should be in good oral and overall health in order to safely undergo the dental implant procedure. The only way to know for sure whether or not you can have your teeth replaced with comprehensive dental implants is to schedule an appointment with our office. When you do, Dr. Kostas will evaluate the extent of your tooth loss, discuss your health, lifestyle, and smile goals, and determine the best method for completing your smile.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
After a treatment plan has been put in place, your dentist in Burlington will surgically place the dental implant posts during an oral procedure. We will use anesthesia and sedation as needed to ensure that you remain completely comfortable and at-ease throughout the process. After the dental implants have been placed, recovery begins -- a process that usually requires 4 to 6 months. During this time, bone tissue grows around the implant posts so that they become one with your jaw. A temporary tooth replacement will be used to help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence until the dental implants can be restored with your permanent denture.
Benefits Of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Despite significant improvements in restorative dentistry which have taken place over the last few decades, patients who are missing several teeth may struggle to find a secure fit with a traditional denture in Burlington. The prosthetic may slip or slide around without the stability of dental implant posts. A secure smile is the most significant benefit of combining dentures and dental implants -- and there are more:
- Dental implants promote oral and overall health
- An implant denture looks and feels more natural
- When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime
- The denture will require fewer replacements than one that is not supported by dental implants