Traditional dentures are an effective way to replace missing teeth, but for many individuals, they are far from ideal. That is why we often recommend implant-retained dentures to our patients who are good candidates for them. They are a comprehensive tooth replacement solution that offers a number of remarkable benefits.
Traditional dentures are secured in the mouth either via natural suction or with the help of a special adhesive. An implant denture in Rocky Hill, on the other hand, is anchored in place by a series of small titanium cylinders that have been surgically placed within a patient’s jawbone. It usually takes five or six implants to support a full denture.
Both fixed (permanent) and removable implant dentures are available. In some cases, it is even possible for a dentist to retrofit a patient’s traditional denture so that it is able to attach to implants. Other times, a dentist has to create a new prosthesis to go with the implants.
Implant-retained dentures offer some significant advantages:
The only way to find out for sure if implant-retained dentures are right for you is to visit your dentist in Rocky Hill for a consultation. Dr. Michalski will take some X-rays of your mouth, evaluate your oral health, and answer all of the questions you have about implants and implant-retained dentures. Then, together, you and he can decide whether to move forward with the implant procedure.
In general, candidates for implant-retained dentures:
To learn more about dental implants and implant-retained dentures, contact our office. Dr. Michalski and the rest of our team look forward to helping you regain your lost smile!