If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for multiple missing teeth, our oral surgeon may recommend teeth-in-a-day. This restoration is very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, the dentures are stabilized by dental implants. Very often, denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can even retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require four to six dental implants per denture. With teeth-in-a-day, our oral surgeon will be able to place your implants and attach your dentures in a single visit to our office. Implants provide your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function like their natural teeth.
If you would like more information about implant-supported dentures or wish to schedule your next visit with our oral surgeon, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.