Advanced tooth loss is no laughing matter as you struggle to perform simple tasks like chewing and speaking clearly. You have tried traditional dentures to replace your missing teeth, but they never felt natural. What if you could enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth? Now you can with implant-retained dentures in Spring. At Dream Smile Team, Dr. Clifton B. Baldwin can rebuild your smile using the security of dental implants.
Over the years, several improvements to traditional dentures have enhanced their fit and appearance. They are held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although they are effective for restoring your ability to chew and speak, they never feel natural.
As an alternative, you can enjoy the stability of implant dentures in Spring. A custom-made arch is anchored to your jawbone using an average of 4 implant posts. This eliminates slipping and irritation to restore as much as 70% of your biting force. You will invest in your quality of life using a solution proven to last for several decades.
If you are suffering from significant tooth loss and have good oral health, you are often a candidate for the treatment; however, you will still need a consultation with your implant dentist in Spring. The long-term success of your smile relies on your jawbone’s ability to support the implant posts. As a result, digital images and a CT scan are needed to assess your oral structures to make sure your jaw’s density is adequate. We also discuss your medical and lifestyle history to ensure there are minimal factors for implant failure.
Dr. Clifton Baldwin uses the CT scan from your initial consultation to pinpoint the precise location for your implant posts. They must be surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as new tooth roots. You are given an anesthetic or sedative to ensure your comfort while your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone. A small hole is drilled into it to insert each post.
Depending on the type of implant-retained denture you choose, we may attach abutments on your posts to connect a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery. You will not need to go without your teeth while you heal.
Traditional implant-retained dentures require you to wait until your jawbone is fully healed before being fitted for your restorations. This can take several months. After the healing process is complete, abutments are placed on each post to attach your denture.
Anchoring your denture to your jaw with dental implants in Spring allows you to enjoy various advantages not possible with other treatments, including:
Dream Smile Team has the solutions you need to overcome the challenges of tooth loss. Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.