Implant Supported Dentures Marlton NJ
Traditional dentures are indeed uncomfortable; however, it is important to realize there are other artificial tooth solutions available that are a better option for some patients.
Traditional dentures do slip and do not stay in place while eating or talking. Most patients have to have dietary restrictions because hard foods can cause the dentures to move while chewing and can damage soft interior tissues of the mouth.
Patients in need of artificial teeth who are nervous about traditional dentures should consider what is known as an overdenture. These dentures are secured to dental implants anchored to the upper and lower jaws of the patient. This procedure can be done at our office. Why not call us today at Periodontal Health Professionals to set up an appointment. We can discuss all the options available.
Which implant is best for your situation will have to be determined through a thorough assessment. This can be performed in under fifteen minutes at which point we will be better able to provide you with the best treatment plan moving forward.
One such implant solution is known as a bar-denture in which a metal bar is anchored to a dental implant. Small clips attached to the denture can be applied to the implant to anchor them in place.
Another kind of implant is called a ball retained dentures. Instead of the bar attaching the denture to the implant, it utilizes small sockets to connect it to the implant.
For those patients considering implant-supported dentures, they need to understand that the process is long and quite involved. They take more than just a single appointment to put in place. While this may be difficult to commit to, this is one of the best artificial tooth solutions available. Patients also get a set of dentures they can wear temporarily while the final set is being manufactured during the healing process.
What Does it Take?
Local anesthesia is used to ensure comfort for the patient. It is important the patient does not jerk awake or react to the procedure as it happens to them. The implant is put into place by exposing the jawbone via a small incision made along the gumline.
Through the following weeks, x-rays will be taken to monitor the healing process checking to make sure the implant is fusing to the bone correctly. Once this has been successfully completed, the abutment is placed. It will remain in place for a few weeks before the placement of the crown can occur.
The Final Placement
Patients will be delighted to know the permanent dentures are designed by computers and manufactured to the exact specifications needed to provide a perfect fit for the patient. Placed on the implants, they can be brushed and flossed as if they were real teeth.
Get Your Implant Supported Dentures in Marlton, NJ Now!
Concerns about artificial tooth solutions are perfectly understandable and can be addressed by simply visiting our office. Come see us at Periodontal Health Professionals to find out the answer to your questions. for more information. Available by phone, you can give us a call at (856) 702-4340 to discuss it or to set up your appointment to get things started.