Gain Stability and Improved Oral Health with Implant-supported Dentures
In addition to providing conventional dentures for patients with missing teeth, Dr. Hua Gao and Dr. Xiaomei Sui can place and create custom implant-supported dentures for patients who want added benefits from their new restoration. Implant-supported dentures offer both cosmetic and functional benefits for patients. We can provide new dentures or convert your current set to fit dental implants. Our practice in Aurora, CO, provides comprehensive treatment, from the placement of your implant posts, to the creation of a durable prosthetic that enhances your smile.
Your Initial Consultation
Our doctors will assess your oral health and determine whether you are a good candidate for implant surgery during your initial consultation. To ensure the success of your implants, patients should:
- Be free of periodontal disease
- Stop smoking, since this can interfere with the healing process
- Have healthy blood glucose levels, since diabetic patients can have slowed healing
If you have suffered bone loss as a result of missing teeth, this does not disqualify you from being a good candidate for implants. Our doctors can perform a bone graft or sinus lift to give your implants a stable foundation. Once you have undergone any necessary oral health care, extractions, and preparatory procedures, patients can then undergo implant surgery.
Crafting Custom Dentures
If you already have dentures that you would like converted into implant-supported restorations, we can restructure and place your dentures once your implants are fully healed. If this is your first time receiving dentures, we will take great care to create your new dentures over the span of several appointments.
Implant-supported dentures can help you regain full oral function and complement facial features
During these appointments, we will take preliminary impressions, final impressions, assess your bite alignments, and perform fittings. Your restoration can be fabricated from a variety of materials, including all-acrylic, or acrylic with metal core for overdentures (removable implant-supported dentures). We can also provide fixed dentures made of zirconia.
To ensure you are pleased with the aesthetics and function of your implant-supported restoration, we will ask you that you visit the office for a follow-up exam within two days after treatment.
Implant-supported vs. Traditional Dentures
For patients who want added aesthetic and functional benefits from their new restorations, our doctors may recommend implant-supported dentures for the following reasons:
Cosmetic Benefits: Since implant-supported restorations are anchored into the jaw, they appear more lifelike than traditional restorations. Additionally, patients with conventional dentures use a combination of natural suction and adhesive to keep their dentures from slipping out of place, while implants keep your dentures securely fastened without the need for adhesives.
Oral Health Benefits: While both traditional and implant-retained dentures allow patients to enjoy their favorite foods and a healthy diet once again, implant-supported restorations can help patients halt bone loss and promote bone growth. Implant posts act as artificial tooth roots that fuse with the surrounding jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This allows your implants to provide vital stimulation to your jawbone.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are dealing with the negative side effects of missing teeth, implant-supported dentures can help you regain full function and complement your facial features. During your consultation, our doctors can discuss the cost of dental implants and review your financing options. To discover whether you are a good candidate for an implant-supported restoration, call us at (303) 353-9611 or contact us online.
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