If you’ve been dealing with the troubles of tooth loss, or if you’re a denture wearer and are tired of the hassle, then consider all of the advantages of implant-supported dentures. In Rocky Hill, Dr. Michalski offers this exceptional prosthetic device to replace missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures offer the beauty of a smile from full dentures and the stability of surgically set dental implants. They are much more secure than removable dentures that simply rest on top of your gums.
As a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Michalski is uniquely qualified to help you decide whether or not implant-retained dentures are right for you. He will carefully examine your mouth, assess the density of your jawbone and compile a general health history. Then, together you will determine the best tooth replacement option for you.
Dental Implants in Rocky Hill
A dental implant itself is a small titanium post. If you and Dr. Michalski find that you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures, then the first step is placing the implants. Depending on whether you need a partial or full denture, Dr. Michalski will decide how many implants are necessary. Each implant is strategically positioned along your jaw to take the best advantage of bone density. After administering a local anesthetic, Dr. Michalski makes a small incision in your gum tissue to expose the bone. The implants are then placed and the gum is sutured. While you heal from this minor oral surgery, you’ll wear a temporary overdenture to protect your gum and give you the ability to chew, smile and talk.
During this time, the dental implant and bone begin the process of osseointegration. This means that the biocompatible titanium post and surrounding bone fuse together in much the same way a natural tooth root is bonded to bone. It is this strong bond between post and bone that securely holds your dentures in place. In addition, the implants serve your jaw by stimulating new bone tissue growth. This helps to ensure that you always have a full jaw line and don’t experience the sagging appearance that often happens when bone deteriorates.
Placing Your Implant-Supported Dentures in Rocky Hill
Once Dr. Michalski is certain that you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to our Rocky Hill dental office to have your implant-supported dentures attached to the posts. The dentures have a metal framework that simply fits tightly over your implants. With your new implant-supported dentures, you’ll never need to worry about your teeth slipping, clicking or even falling out of your mouth.
Contact Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about implant-supported dentures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michalski, contact our office today.