Implant Dentures Eagan MN
Implant-supported dentures from Gentle Dental Eagan in Eagan, MN provide a stable bite and natural smile. Generally, the patients we consider promising candidates for implant-supported dentures have lost all or most of their teeth but have not experienced significant bone loss in the lower or upper jaw.
Your jawbone density is relevant because we will place the dental implants in your jaw. During your consultation, Dr. Michael can assess your jawbone tissue to see if the tissue is 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.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implants give dentures a more stable foundation, which means there’s less risk of them coming loose while eating or speaking. With no need to worry about slipping dentures, you can eat your favorite foods and talk freely with no worries, which is a big bonus for many patients.
They are also 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
If you are interested in enhancing your smile through implant dentures, schedule a consultation at Gentle Dental Eagan or call us at (651)-452-5511.
What to Expect with Implant-Supported Dentures
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. If you would like to discuss sedation options with our team, please call us or talk with Dr. Michael about possibly taking advantage of sedation dentistry during your appointment.
To begin treatment, we place titanium dental implants in the jaw. Your jaw and mouth will need to heal for several months to ensure the implants have successfully grown into your bone tissue. Dr. Michael can recommend diet and rest recommendations to ensure a healthy recovery. During this time, we can modify your existing dentures so you can wear them with the implants. Once the implants have fully integrated with your jaw, we place small caps (called abutments) 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.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Eagan
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 dental office to schedule a consultation! Reach a member of our staff at 651-452-5511.
We love welcoming patients from the Eagan community into our dental office for tooth replacement treatment. We look forward to helping you restore your smile with the tooth replacement option that’s best for you!