Learn More About The Benefits Of Implant-Retained Dentures In Etobicoke
If you are missing multiple teeth or are not satisfied with your existing dentures, Denturist Monica Han, DD, can help. Contact Stonegate Denture Clinic in Etobicoke, and we can educate you on the benefits of implant retained dentures. We specialize in mouth restorations that look and feel like natural teeth, so you can improve your smile and gain full functionality.
While many patients are familiar with dentures but may not know how they are used with implants, dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium. They are designed to replace the root of your tooth. While one or two missing teeth may be replaced with porcelain crowns, multiple missing teeth are better suited for implant-retained dentures designed to connect to implants.
The Advantages Of Implant-Retained Dentures
Implant retained dentures do not require adhesive to keep them in place. Fewer dental implants are needed for the implant-retained dentures than conventional dental implants, so treatment is more cost-effective.
Implant-retained dentures fit securely over your dental implants and prevent the risk of slipping or sliding around your mouth. It also helps to restore a youthful appearance, the ability to talk with confidence, and enjoy eating your favourite food with comfort. Like traditional dentures, they are still removable for easy cleaning at night.
After Your Tooth Loss, Jawbones Shrink Over Time.
After tooth loss, jawbones shrink over time. Implant-retained dentures prevent jawbone loss in the area of the implants so you can keep a youthful jawline and face shape.
If you are experiencing loose or painful dentures and would like to improve the quality of your life, then implant dentures are the right choice for you.
Preparing For Your Dental Implants
The process involves several phases, with cooperation between a denturist and an oral surgeon. Denturist Monica Han, DD, will evaluate your mouth to determine whether or not implant-retained dentures are the right choice for you. Some people are not good candidates for dental implants. If you have diabetes or an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, your healing rate may be too slow for the dental implant to bond successfully with your jawbone.
If you have suffered from significant bone loss, you may need bone grafting before placing the implant to support the dental implant.
Your Dental Implant Procedure
Your dental implants will be placed by an oral surgeon. You will need to wait anywhere between six weeks and six months for the gum tissue to heal and for the implant to bond with the jawbone.
The modified existing dentures or temporary dentures may be used during the healing time until the implant is ready for the permanent dentures.
Once you have healed, you will come back to our office, and we will take impressions of your mouth to create custom-fitted and durable implant-retained dentures.