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Implant-Retained Dentures – Lincoln Park, NJ

Stabilize Your Denture with Dental Implants

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If you’ve lost all your teeth in one or both arches, you’ve probably tried a traditional denture, but you’re not satisfied with the results. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry to improve their fit and aesthetics, they will always have their limitations. You’re not out of options. You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with implant-retained dentures. Dental implants stabilize your denture, so you’ll never need to worry about any slipping or irritation again.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

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A traditional denture is held to your gum tissue using an adhesive or suction. This is effective for replacing the crowns of your teeth to chew, speak, and smile, but they will never feel like your natural teeth. As an alternative, many people are now choosing to secure their dentures with strategically placed dental implants. This not only replaces the crowns of your teeth but the roots as well. You’ll enjoy unmatched benefits that aren’t possible using a traditional denture.

Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

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If you’ve lost all your teeth in one or both arches, you may be a candidate for dental implants. You’ll need to schedule a consultation with your implant dentist to have your oral health evaluated. Besides a visual examination, a CT scan is also needed to view your oral structures. We’ll review your medical and lifestyle history to look for any red flags that can lead to implant failure. Based on the results of the examination, you may need additional treatments before undergoing your placement surgery, such as periodontal therapy or bone grafting.

Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

You will need a multi-step treatment process that will take several months to complete, but it’s time well spent because your new smile can last for decades. After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled for your placement surgery.

Sedation or anesthesia ensures your comfort as your gum tissue is opened to gain access to your jawbone. Small holes are drilled into it to insert 4 to 8 implant posts. Your gum tissue is stitched closed to begin healing.

Over the next several months, your jawbone fuses to the posts. After your jaw has healed, special fixtures are placed on the posts, which are needed to connect your custom-made denture.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Replacing both the roots and crowns of your teeth provides exceptional advantages you just can’t enjoy with a traditional denture, including:

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you’re ready to invest in a beautiful, functional smile, it’s time to secure your denture with dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for implant-retained dentures. We provide the personalized solution you need to replace your missing teeth.

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