For individuals seeking a long-lasting solution to address the challenges posed by multiple missing teeth, our experienced dentist may recommend the use of implant-supported dentures. These dentures closely resemble traditional ones in terms of appearance but offer enhanced stability through the integration of dental implants. Many denture wearers often express concerns about the mobility and discomfort associated with their prosthetic teeth, and implant-retained dentures are often an excellent alternative in terms of stability, function and cost. It is also often possible to retrofit existing dentures with implants, which can be an attractive option for patients.
The initial phase of securing your denture with dental implants involves the precise placement of your implant posts. Resembling screws in appearance, dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone to establish a secure foundation for your denture. The number of implants required varies depending on individual needs, but most cases call for the installation of four to six dental implants per denture. Following the placement of these implants and after you have had sufficient time to heal, your denture is securely attached atop the implants. The presence of implants delivers exceptional stability to your denture, and many patients attest to the natural feel and function they experience, akin to their original teeth.
For further information about implant-supported dentures in Atlanta, Georgia, or to arrange an appointment with Dr. Shelly Mixson, we welcome you to call Gentle Smiles Dental today at 770-455-6602.