ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS AGAIN WITH THIS LIFELIKE SOLUTION
If you’re missing an entire arch or all of your teeth, you’ve probably tried out traditional restorations like dentures. While they’re functional and a great choice for some patients, they’re not always for everyone. At RiNo Dental, we offer implant-retained dentures in Denver, so you can enjoy the closest solution to your natural teeth and have an option that best suits your lifestyle. Instead of replacing just the biting surface of your teeth, this modern solution repairs the entire structure. Because of the added support and stability, you’ll be able to eat what you want without worrying about any slipping or shifting. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you’ve got questions about how implant-retained dentures work and whether they’re right for you.
HOW DO IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURES WORK?
Traditional dentures are a convenient and easy solution to tooth loss, but they rely on suction and messy adhesive to stay in place. Their stability can often fail in the middle of moments that matter, like mid-sentence in a conversation. Although they’re a custom and natural-looking prosthetic that works for some patients, they don’t always look and feel natural.
Instead, implant-retained dentures offer added stability, strength, and durability. Titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone act as a solid foundation for your restorations to be attached to. These act as a replacement to the roots of your natural teeth to stimulate your jawbone and prevent erosion.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURES?
This procedure is most successful with patients who have a strong jawbone that can support the implants and provide a sturdy and lasting foundation. The good news is, even if it’s not as dense as it needs to be at the moment, you can always get a bone graft. It’s also important to have maintained good oral health. This way, there’s less of a chance of infection or implant failure after the surgery. If you have gum disease, we will need to treat it before we would be able to insert your posts. If you’re wondering whether or not you’re a good candidate for implant-retained dentures, the best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with your dentist in RiNo, Dr. Franz.
THE IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURES PROCEDURE
During your initial consultation, Dr. Franz will take multiple images of your mouth and facial structure so he can create a unique treatment plan and determine the best location for your implants. We’ll then schedule your surgery. After placing your posts into your jawbone, we’ll attach connector pieces called abutments to them. These will securely hold your dentures in place.
After your procedure, we’ll need to wait several weeks for your gums to heal and the titanium implants to natural fuse with your jaw through a process called osseointegration. Lastly, we’ll fit your mouth for custom-crafted dentures to reveal a healthy, functional, and beautiful new smile.
BENEFITS OF COMBINING DENTURES & DENTAL IMPLANTS
There are countless benefits to implant-retained dentures. Patients agree that the process and investment is well worth it because they get to enjoy a variety of advantages that they weren’t able to with traditional restorations, including:
- Natural feel and look.
- Jawbone preservation.
- 70% restored biting force.
- No slipping, shifting, or irritated gums.
- Convenient maintenance.
- Long lifespan when properly cared for.
- 95% success rate.
- Cost-effective solution.
- Maintained facial structure.
You can start your journey towards getting a completed and uniquely crafted smile by contacting our office today. Instead of living with unreliable traditional dentures, you can enjoy an improved quality of life with secure, durable, and strong implant-retained ones!