You can expect that when receiving implant dentures, you will need to devote several months or even a year to the process. Yes, it takes time, but the results are well worth the investment. Not to mention, because the entire procedure is performed in-house, you do not have to worry about receiving a referral to go see an outside specialist. Everything is done in our Anthem dental office!
You can expect the process to look something like the following:
Scheduled consultation with a member of our team to discuss your goals, candidacy, and if you require any preliminary treatments (i.e., bone grafting, tooth extraction, etc.).
Dental implant placement that involves receiving local anesthesia to numb the areas of your mouth before making incisions in the gums to expose the jawbone and insert each implant at the appropriate angle.
Closing the gum tissue and sending you home to recover for 3-6 months while osseointegration occurs. This is when the implants fuse with the bone and surrounding tissue.
Returning to our dental office to have the metal abutments placed that will help keep your denture secured.
Finally receiving your custom-made denture, which will be placed on top of your implants and look and feel completely natural.
If you want to be sure that your investment in a high-quality tooth replacement solution is worth the time and money, you will find that implant dentures offer unbelievable benefits that cannot be achieved with more traditional options, including:
Enhanced appearance and boosted confidence because your teeth will look and feel completely natural
Improved stability while eating and speaking because your implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, keeping them from shifting or slipping.
No irritation to your soft oral tissues or jaw soreness (much like regular dentures)
Fewer food restrictions and the ability to eat hard, crunchy foods that can prove difficult for dentures or a fixed bridge.
Optimal oral health, as your implants will mimic your natural tooth root and continue to stimulate your jawbone, preventing possible facial collapse, which often occurs when wearing dentures.