Are you one of many people who struggle with traditional dentures, which can slip and slide out of place, make eating challenging, and cause discomfort? At Gray Dental Group, we offer implant-supported dentures, a procedure that can replace traditional braces and provide a more comfortable restoration. Implant-supported dentures here in Edmond, Oklahoma, are a high-tech teeth replacement solution that closely resembles your natural teeth. We will anchor the dentures with dental implants, making them more comfortable and secure.
Contact our office today to see what implant-supported dentures can do for you and your smile!
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are dental prostheses that attach to implants inserted directly into your jawbone. Implant-supported dentures are fixed and, unlike traditional dentures, remain in place without slipping or falling out. They are a versatile option for patients with missing teeth who do not want to opt for a full set of implants. Implant-supported dentures ensure you can confidently eat, speak, and smile with zero discomfort.
The Implant-supported Dentures Procedure
The procedure for an implant-supported denture will require multiple appointments with Dr. Philip M. Gray.
The first and most important appointment is the consultation. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Gray will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, ensuring your jawbone health is strong enough for the implant placement. He will also check to ensure implant-supported dentures work for you.
During the procedure, we will ensure you are comfortable and feel no pain with local anesthesia. Depending on your jaw size, Dr. Gray will place two to four dental implants into your jawbone.
Dental implants take several months as there is a period of three to six months of healing that needs to take place. This period is essential to give the implants time to bond with the jawbone - a process known as "osseointegration."
The Final Appointment
After osseointegration, Dr. Gray will attach a bar or ball-retained overdenture to the implant abutments, securing it in place. This type of denture differs from a traditional denture because it is solid, doesn't require adhesives or clasps to stay in position, and is better at withstanding the wear and tear of everyday use.
After undergoing the implant-supported denture procedure, there are some things you must do to ensure the health of your new smile and help with the healing process.
- Side-effects: After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or swelling. Dr. Gray may prescribe some medications to help manage these symptoms.
- Diet: We strongly suggest you eat soft foods for a while as your teeth heal from the procedure.
- Oral hygiene: Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are essential to ensuring the health of your smile. With proper care, your implant-supported dentures can last a lifetime. So be sure to take care of them by following good oral hygiene care.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-Supported Dentures in Edmond, OK
Dental implant-supported dentures are an excellent solution for patients who have lost multiple teeth and those who struggle with achieving stability with traditional dentures. With implant-supported dentures, you can live a life knowing that your smile is secure and you can eat and speak normally. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gray today and see how implant-supported dentures can help enhance your smile and your life.