A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
What are Implant-Retained Dentures?
When all of your teeth are missing, it’s nearly impossible to chew and digest the foods that you once enjoyed. You can regain that ability with modern implant-supported dentures from our denturist in Chilliwack, Canada. These restorations consist of removable denture appliances that are anchored in place by dental implants. Your implants provide your jawbone with the stimulation it needs to stay healthy and strong. In fact, studies have shown that people with all their teeth missing are at a higher risk of developing serious health problems such as malnutrition and heart disease. With implant-retained dentures, you’re able to chew and enjoy your normal diet once again!
Most patients find their implant-retained dentures to be more comfortable than traditional dentures. That’s because they feel more like natural teeth than prosthetics do. Plus, you don’t have to worry about them slipping or falling out of your mouth while talking or eating. Instead, they’ll stay in place at all times.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures?
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures from our denturist in V0M 1A0 are securely held in place by dental implants. The implants will anchor the denture to the jaw bone and prevent it from slipping and sliding during use. They also help to preserve the bone structure and facial structure. With traditional dentures, the bone will wear down over time due to the inability to receive the necessary stimulation from the natural tooth roots. This can have an adverse effect on your appearance as well as cause other health issues. An implant-retained denture from the denturist in V0X 0A5 will also help to prevent the jaw from shrinking as well. You can maintain your ability to eat and speak normally without having to worry about your dentures falling out or shifting around in your mouth.
What Should I Expect When Getting Implant-Retained Dentures?
First, your denturist in V2R 0A3 will thoroughly clean your remaining teeth as well as your gums and your entire mouth. Then, the denturist in V2R 0A4 will make an incision in your gums so that they can insert the implants into your jawbone. This implant procedure is usually completed over the course of several dental visits. Once your mouth has healed and you are fully healed from surgery, you will return to your denturist in Chilliwack, Canada’s office, to have your abutments placed. The abutments are the connector pieces for the crowns that are placed on the implants. Your denturist in V0M 1A0 will then take impressions of your bite and send those impressions to a lab where your new dental implants will be created. Once your new teeth are made, you will return to your denturist in V0X 0A5’s office to have them installed. Sometimes, a temporary set of dentures can be given to you to wear while your final set is being created. In this case, the temporary denture will have to be removed once the final set arrives. Once the temporary sets are removed, and the final set is installed, you can care for your new smile just as you did for your natural teeth – by brushing twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing at least once a day. Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be instructed to see your denturist in V2R 0A3 more often to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and clean.
To learn more about our dental services, contact Summit Denture Clinic at 130 – 2881 Garden Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X1, or call (604) 776-2881. We also serve areas including Chilliwack: V0M 1A0, V0X 0A5, V2R 0A3, V2R 0A4.