Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are indispensable for a high quality of life and overall health. Dentures are a good option for those who have lost their teeth, but implant-supported dentures from Alaska Premier Dental Group take them to the next level.
Your mouth performs numerous basic functions, each of which can be impaired by the inconveniences of dentures. They can make it difficult to chew and taste food, and their stability is not always reliable. They can even make it hard to breathe, and it doesn’t get more basic than that.
Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, building a heavy-duty base for an over denture.
Here is the process:
1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, we will take x-rays and analyze your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will evaluate options with you and together you will create a treatment plan.
2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how quick and easy the procedure is.
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. Amazingly, in the vast majority of cases, the jawbone tightly fuses with the implant to establish an extremely durable foundation for the final restoration. It takes from three to six months for your jawbone to work its amazing magic.
4. Final Restoration
Whether your concluding step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we work with the lab to manufacture a functional restoration. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root(s). The crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible at the end of the process. Dental implant restorations are practically indistinguishable from previous teeth.
Dental implants have been called one of the truly great advances in the field of dentistry. Find out why! At Alaska Premier Dental Group we also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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