Do you need Implant-supported Dentures?
At Gregg W. Mckenzie Periodontics & Implant Dentistry we work endlessly to provide our patients with the treatment that best addresses their current oral health condition. Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal functionality of their teeth. Dr. McKenzie can help you determine if implant-supported dentures are right for you. Learn more about the procedure below and book a consultation with us.
What are Implant-supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are over-dentures that are supported by dental implants. The dental implant serves as the tooth root, and a denture attaches to the implant. These types of dentures are more stable than regular dentures, and work well for individuals that are missing teeth, but have enough jawbone to support implants. You can receive implant-supported dentures on your upper or lower jaw.
What is the procedure for Dental Implants?
The timeline for the implant procedure varies from person-to-person. On average, the entire process takes about 5-7 months. However, in some situations the process may take a little longer. The steps for obtaining dental implants include:
- Consultation - Dr. McKenzie completes a thorough analysis to determine the ideal placement of the implant(s).
- Surgical Procedure (Osseointegration) – The implants are placed in your jawbone. The surgical area is given time to heal, usually 5-6 months.
- Surgical Procedure – Following the recovery period, another procedure takes place to uncover the tops of the implants.
- Prosthetic Placement – The supporting bar and prosthetic tooth are attached to the implant, usually by your General Dentist.
What are the benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Dental implants can be beneficial to the health and maintenance of your jawbone. When you have few or no teeth left to stimulate the jawbone, reabsorption occurs, resulting in diminishing facial structure. Applying implant-supported dentures can prevent this reabsorption. You may also be able to eat certain foods you were not able chew prior to having the dentures. In general, implant-supported dentures are more stable and comfortable than regular dentures that tend to move around in the mouth.
Anyone who needs implant-supported dentures would greatly benefit from a thorough examination skilled periodontist. Dr. McKenzie is your premier periodontist in the Columbia, SC Area. Our office is accepting appointments for new patients now.
What are the benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Dental implants can be beneficial to the health and maintenance of your jawbone. When you have few or no teeth left to stimulate the jawbone, reabsorption occurs, resulting in diminishing facial structure. Applying implants-supported dentures can prevent this reabsorption. You may also be able to eat certain foods you were not able chew prior to having the dentures. In general, implant-supported dentures are more stable and comfortable than regular dentures that can move around in the mouth, and even slide off.
Anyone who needs implant-supported dentures would greatly benefit from a thorough examination from a consummate pro with a wide breadth and depth of experience in providing dentures. Dr. McKenzie is your premier provider of implant-supported dentures and other denture solutions in the Columbia, SC Area. Our office is accepting appointments for new patients right now.
Discuss your implant-supported denture needs with Dr. McKenzie: (803) 788-0900
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