What to Expect
Though implant-supported dentures require a multi-step placement process, they can last a lifetime. Dr. Michael will walk through each stage of the procedure with you, to ensure you are comfortable and satisfied with each phase of your treatment. At Gentle Dental Eagan, we’re pleased to offer sedation dentistry services to help make each visit as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
To begin treatment, titanium dental implants are placed in the jaw. Your jaw and mouth will need to heal for several months to ensure the implants are successfully incorporated to your bone tissue. Dr. Michael can recommend diet and rest recommendations to ensure a healthy recovery. During this time, existing dentures can be modified to be worn with the implants. Once the implants are fully integrated with your jaw, small caps (called abutments) are placed on the top of the implants. The abutments help your new dentures stay secure in your mouth and allow for an easy “snap-off” removal.
Call for Your Consultation
Some health conditions can affect patients’ candidacy for implant-supported dentures. Dr. Michael can help you decide if this procedure is right for you, so call our office to schedule a consultation! Reach a member of our staff at 651-452-5511.