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Implant-Retained Dentures – Norwalk, OH

Secure Your Denture Using Dental Implants

Man with dental implants in Norwalk biting an apple.

Are you tired of your dentures slipping when you speak? Maybe you miss eating your favorite meal, like steak and potatoes? Although your denture replaced your missing teeth, it will never truly feel natural. You don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. You can enjoy a nearly prefect replica of your real teeth by stabilizing your denture with dental implants in Norwalk.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

Digital model of an implant-retained denture.

A traditional denture has been used for generations to treat an entire arch of missing teeth. Modern advancements in dentistry allow them to look and feel more realistic than ever; however, they will always have their limitations.

An implant-retained denture resolves the common complaints of the traditional method because suction or an adhesive isn’t used to hold your new teeth to the gum tissue. Instead, an average of 4 to 10 dental implants are placed into your jawbone to secure it. This technique allows the posts to serve as new roots, providing unmatched benefits not possible using a conventional denture.

Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

Oral surgery for dental implants.

If you have good oral and general health, there’s a good possibility you’re a candidate for dentures if you’ve experienced significant tooth loss in one or both arches. You’ll still need a thorough consultation to ensure they are the best choice for you.

Besides performing a visual examination, we will also review a CT scan of your oral structures to ensure there aren’t any issues hiding below the surface, like infection or bone loss. Depending on the results of the consultation, you might need additional procedures before moving forward with dental implants, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting.

Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Image of an implant-retained denture.

The process of restoring your smile will take several months to complete. After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled for your implant placement surgery. Sedation or anesthesia will ensure you’re comfortable as your gum tissue is opened to gain access to your jawbone. Titanium implant posts are strategically placed into your bone using computer-guided technology. After the posts are in place, your tissue is sutured closed.

You’ll spend the next several weeks healing as your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. Once your bone has healed, special fixtures are placed on each post to connect your denture. Almost immediately, your new smile will look and feel natural as you gain a solution that can last for decades with the right aftercare.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

With the implant posts acting as roots, you’ll enjoy several benefits that can’t be achieved using a traditional denture, such as:

  • Over a 95% success rate to last for decades.
  • Looks natural to smile confidently.
  • Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
  • Preserves your jawbone.
  • Supports your facial tissues.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Long-term, cost-effective solution.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re ready to stabilize your smile, we can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for an implant-retained denture. We look forward to helping you invest in your quality of life using dental implants.

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Norman C. Sommers, DDS
Adam P. Sommers, DDS

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