Dental Implants

This is an increasingly popular means of replacing teeth that are missing. A minor surgical procedure is performed, placing the actual implant into the bone. Then, about 4-6 months later, the "post" is put into the implant, now creating an existing tooth above the gum-line. Then, a crown can now be made, placing it on top of the "post", to complete the tooth form.

Dental implants are a more natural looking option compared to dentures or bridges because implants look and feel just like your own teeth. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. They also allow you to speak and eat with comfort and confidence. Also dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge do because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
In addition to restoring a natural appearance in your mouth, dental implants help preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration, which typically occurs when teeth are missing.

Implant Overdenture

Millions of people around the world are missing all their teeth in their upper or lower jaw. Many of them struggle to keep their dentures secure, particularly in the lower jaw. If you are one of them, you already know about the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat all the foods that you love and the ineffectiveness of denture adhesives. You may not even wear your dentures for the simple fact that they don’t stay in place. Fortunately, there is now a way to make your denture work the way it was intended: stabilization with dental implants. Dental implants offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with confidence.

Benefits of Implant Overdenture

  • Restores proper chewing, allowing a better diet and improved health
  • Improves speech and confidence
  • Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue
  • Ends the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Often can utilize your existing denture

In the procedure implants with integrated ball-tops are inserted into the jaw, where they will fuse into the bone. The procedure typically takes about an hour, and can be done under local anesthesia. After the implants have healed, dentures are made to snap onto the ball-tops. The denture will be secure until you remove it for cleaning. Simply by applying upward pressure to the front of the denture with your thumbs to unseat the denture.