Are you suffering from missing teeth and tired of dealing with your uncomfortable dentures? Dental implants in Porter come highly recommended by professionals and patients alike because they offer a variety of benefits that no traditional restoration is able to. With nearly four decades under his belt, Dr. Price is passionate about providing his patients with high-quality care that helps improve their self-esteem and quality of life. That’s why he highly recommends dental implants for patients that are good candidates for the procedure.
When you lose your natural teeth, this doesn’t just cause you to have an incomplete smile, but it can also open the door to a variety of oral health issues. You’ve probably have also noticed that it’s difficult to speak and chew, and you find yourself holding your hand over your mouth more than you’d like to admit to conceal your missing teeth.
Even with traditional restorations, you may experience some difficulty adjusting because they’re not the natural teeth that you’re used to. Implant-retained dentures utilize surgically inserted titanium posts that are fused with your jawbone to provide your dentures with a durable and strong foundation. This helps eliminate slipping and shifting in your mouth and because it replaces the visible portion as well as the root of your missing tooth, it’s the closest option to restoring your natural smile.
The first step of getting implant-retained dentures is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Price. During your initial visit, he’ll discuss your desires and take images of your mouth and face to determine if you need any preparatory procedures such as bone grafting or a tooth extraction. Once you decide that implant-retained dentures are the right choice for you, Dr. Price will schedule your first surgery to place your implants.
Once you’ve had your implants placed, you’ll need to wait for your gums to heal and the titanium posts to fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This helps prevent deterioration as well as any shifting or slipping that you may experience with traditional dentures. After you’re done healing, Dr. Price will then place connector pieces called abutments to secure your dentures onto. He will take impressions of your mouth and send them off to a dental laboratory to custom create your natural-looking dentures. Once they arrive at our office, Dr. Price will then attach them to your implants and make any final adjustments.
Rather than relying on small metal clasps or natural suction to keep your teeth in place, implant-retained dentures simply snap onto multiple implant posts placed into your mouth. This gives them numerous advantages over a traditional removable prosthetic:
To find out if dental implants are right for you, visit your dentist in Porter, Dr. Price for a consultation today! We can also discuss your treatment timeline as well as answer any additional questions you may have.