Implant-Retained Dentures – Sioux Falls, SD
Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants
If you are among the 35 million adults who do not have any remaining natural teeth, you have probably tried traditional dentures to replace them. Although you had high hopes to enjoy a treatment that mimics your real teeth, they never really felt natural. Now, you can choose a solution that closely looks and feels like your own using the security of dental implants in Sioux Falls. At Family Dentistry of Sioux Falls, we will put a smile on your face with implant-retained dentures.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Traditional dentures are the most conventional tooth replacement option because they are convenient. An impression of your mouth is taken to craft a custom-made acrylic base to hold your prosthetic teeth. Suction or an adhesive is then used to attach it to your gum tissue. Although several advancements over the years have improved their appearance and function, they still do not feel natural.
As an alternative, you can anchor your denture to your jawbone using an average of 4 dental implant posts. The posts act as new tooth roots to stimulate bone growth in your jaw. This allows your jawbone to fuse to the posts, so you can enjoy unmatched security and stability that are not possible with traditional dentures in Sioux Falls.
Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
Implant-retained dentures are the most successful tooth replacement option; however, their longevity relies on your jawbone’s ability to support the posts. You must have good oral and general health, as well as adequate bone density. If your jawbone’s density is compromised that does not mean you are not a candidate for dental implants. Instead, you may require a bone grafting procedure to support the implant posts.
Your dentist in Sioux Falls performs the comprehensive consultation you need to ensure implant-retained dentures are right for you.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
During your consultation, we take a CT scan of your mouth to assess your oral structures and to determine the ideal location for the placement of your posts. While under sedation or anesthesia, an average of 4 implant posts are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Special abutments are placed on each post, which acts as connector pieces for your denture.
In some cases, we may attach a temporary denture the same day as placing your implant posts, so you do not need to go without your teeth. Several weeks after your placement surgery, your jawbone will have fused to the posts. Then, you are fitted with a custom-made denture to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
By replacing the roots of your teeth with dental implants, you can enjoy several benefits, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Preserves your jawbone.
- Protects your facial structures.
- Restores as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Cost-effective, long-term solution.
- No slipping or irritation.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Potential to last for several decades.
Complete Your Smile Today!
Stop living with the slipping and irritation of traditional dentures. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to enjoy the security of dental implants.