Implant-supported dentures from Gentle Dental Eagan in Eagan, MN provide a stable bite and natural smile. Good candidates for implant-supported dentures are patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, but have not experienced significant bone loss in the lower or upper jaw.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Dr. Michael can assess if your bone tissues are healthy enough for implant placement. If you are a candidate for implants, there are several reasons why you should consider implant-supported dentures in addition to traditional full or partial dentures.
Implants give dentures a more stable foundation, with less risk of them coming loose while eating or speaking. They also are more easily removed and put back into place than traditional dentures. In addition, implant-supported dentures can:
- Reduce irritation of the gums
- Allow for more natural chewing, which can improve digestion
- Eliminate expenses and time associated with denture adhesives
- Improve bite strength, providing you with more diet options
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.